Leveraging Collaborative Technologies and Pedagogies in Large Active Learning Classrooms
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
Dean, Indiana University Bloomington
Greg SieringDir., Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, Indiana University Bloomington