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Active Learning Classroom

About the Active Learning Classroom

The Active Learning Classroom (ALC) is designed for collaborative teaching methods and techniques. The room design, flexible furniture, writing surfaces, and technology all combine to support faculty in engaging with their students through collaborative learning activities and more participatory use of media. The ALC facilitates diverse sizes and groupings of students, creating a flexible and supportive environment for a class to transition seamlessly between a professor's presentation and facilitated student group work. Such a room enables options for supporting a myriad of teaching and learning arrangements.

Features of the Active Learning Classroom:

  • Moveable and table-mounted whiteboards accessible to all students to display content.
  • Nine display screens that can be connected individually to a different laptop that enables each group to display their work.
  • Flexible furniture that allows small group work but scales to bigger groups and full class.
  • Capacity for forty students.
  • Central teaching station that lets instructor choose and display screens, in order to show the same information in all screens or different information in each screen.
  • Visual and physical access for students and instructors to each other.
Reserve the ALC

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Did you know?

  • Newspaper Subscriptions
  • Currently enrolled students and currently employed faculty and staff are eligible for a free digital subscription to the New York Times (NYT) (some limitations apply) and Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

  • Access requires creation of accounts for each site. Full details and setup instructions are available on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal setup pages.