Active Learning classroom

Description

An active learning classroom is a classroom that allows both lecture-based and collaboration-based teaching. Rooms are specifically equipped with technology to allow active learning classroom capabilities

Features

Multiple Displays

At each workstation, there is an external display for students to plug into.

Presentation & Collaboration

The external displays at each workstation have the ability to mirror what's on the professor's screen or allow students to plug in.

Power in Tables

There are outlets on the top of the workstations to make sure devices can be charged.

Benefits

  • Increased screen real estate

    Not only can the professor connect their computer to the large screen at the front of the classroom, each workstation has a large monitor to project the professor's screen from the front or allow students to connect their own laptop.

  • New teaching and learning opportunities

    Due to the large workstation screens and room layout, students can easily work together on group projects. Room controls even allow a student to present their workstation screen to all the screens in the room.

  • BYOD support

    To minimize questions and unfamiliarity with equipment, students can connect with their own devices, using hardware they're already comfortable with.

Projection Modes

Collaboration

When instructors are done presenting or want students to do individual work, they press a button to shift the room into collaboration mode. In this mode, students work together or on their own by connecting their laptops to workstation displays, while the instructor’s display is still visible on the main projector screen. As instructors walk around the room, they can help students individually or, if they see many students needing direction, they can quickly switch back to presentation mode.

Student presentation

In student presentation mode, the student’s device connected at one of the workstations is displayed on all monitors in the room. The press of a button turns on all system equipment and switches all monitors to the same input. As soon as the student connects his or her own device – either through a wired connection like HDMI everything is automated. In this mode, any image on the student’s device shows up on the main projection screen as well as the displays at student workstations. 

instructor presentation

In presentation mode, the instructor’s device is displayed on all monitors in the room. The press of a button turns on all system equipment and switches all monitors to the same input. As soon as the instructor connects his or her own device – either through a wired connection like HDMI or wirelessly through Apple TV – everything is automated. In this mode, any image on the instructor’s device shows up on the main projection screen as well as the displays at student workstations. 

Active learning classrooms

South Teaching Wing 103

Gehl-Mulva Science Center L113

Cassandra Voss Center 008

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