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Throughout the Winter 2022 semester, access to the Mardigian Library is restricted to current UM-Dearborn students, faculty, and staff.

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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.
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Did you know?

  • 3D Printer in the Library
  • The Mardigian Library has one LulzBot 3D printer and we offer a 3D printing service for current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

  • Please visit our 3D Printing Service page for information on 3D printing, resources for students and faculty, and how to submit your 3D Print Requests.