Center for Educational Innovation

Academic Affairs and Provost

Course Design for Different Learning Spaces

Thursday, November 9, 2017 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm

Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) are designed to facilitate student engagement with course material, with each other, and with the instructor. The physical arrangement of the ALC supports cooperative and active learning approaches which have been show to improve student learning outcomes. These spaces, however, can present some challenges for instructors who teach primarily with the lecture method and for students who prefer to receive course information in a lecture format. Other challenges presented by the ALC include lack of a clear focal point and multiple distractions from the technology and other students. In this workshop we will discuss strategies to optimize student learning and motivation in the ALC and prepare TAs to maximize the benefits and minimize the challenges of the space.


Location: University Office Plaza Room 444

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