Leveraging Collaborative Technologies and Pedagogies in Large Active Learning Classrooms

Wednesday, February 05 | 9:30AM–10:15AM | Belle Chasse
Session Type: Professional Development

Multiple universities are exploring the potential of large active learning classrooms, focusing on collaborative, problem-based learning activities. Current models do not actively address the collaborative use of rich media in these classes, however, which led Indiana University Bloomington to explore a new classroom design centered around small group tables with extensive technology, coupled with a video wall and video distribution system capable of sharing screens in multiple ways. These technologies, used with innovative pedagogies, address the unique active learning needs of media-rich courses. This presentation will explore the room's development and the results of studies on its impact on both faculty and students.


OUTCOMES: Learn about collaborative technologies that support large active learning classrooms * Understand key aspects of designing high-tech, media-rich, active learning classrooms * Learn potential research questions for assessing and enhancing media-rich active learning classrooms * Understand essential faculty-development elements of active learning projects


  • Anastasia Morrone

    Dean, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Greg Siering

    Dir., Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, Indiana University Bloomington

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