Presentation Pair: Active Learning Classrooms - Sponsored learning space design and furniture provided by Steelcase Education, Gold Partner

Tuesday, January 30 | 3:15PM–4:00PM CT | Grand Ballroom - Bissonet, Third Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Presentation Pair
Methods for Researching Teaching and Learning Activities within Small Active Learning Classrooms
There is considerable stakeholder interest in assessing faculty and student use of learning environments and spaces, yet knowing what teachers and learners do within active learning classrooms (ALCs) can be difficult to ascertain beyond self-reported data. This presentation will introduce innovative methods for examining enacted pedagogies within smaller ALCs by pairing video platform technologies with qualitative software analysis. Information will be provided on how to examine the co-occurrences of teacher/learner interactions relative to ALC affordances. Findings from two case studies conducted in spring 2017 will be shared, along with the coding scheme employed. Practical advice on administrative coordination will be detailed.

Outcomes: Learn about video data collection and analysis methods tailored to small ALC contexts * Identify and code for teacher and learner interactions within a small ALC context * Identify and code for the use of affordances within a small ALC context

FLEXspace 2.0 Makes Learning Space Planning Easier!
FLEXspace, the Flexible Learning Environments eXchange, has been completely redesigned to make searching and contributing learning space exemplars, and connecting with peers, much easier. The FLEXspace 2.0 collection includes hundreds of detailed learning space examples and boasts a diverse community of 2,600+ users with various roles across 1,400+ institutions from 40+ countries. You will get a hands-on opportunity to explore the new mobile platform and leave the session with a clear understanding of how to use FLEXspace 2.0 to engage campus stakeholders.

Outcomes: Identify key challenges and 2–3 attributes of FLEXspace that can help advance campus initiatives * Identify key challenges and 2–3 attributes of FLEXspace 2.0 that may incentivize contributions of resources and campus space examples to help build the community of practice * Learn how to access the tools in FLEXspace 2.0 or the new features of the mobile platform


  • Rebecca Frazee

    Digital Equity Education Analyst, University of California, San Francisco
  • Dana C. Gierdowski

  • Anastasia Morrone

    Dean, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Tiffany Roman

    Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology, Indiana University
  • Lisa Stephens

    Asst. Dean - UB Engineering, and Sr. Strategist, SUNY Academic Innovation, SUNY System Administration

Resources & Downloads

  • ELI18FLEXspace Session FINAL 013018

    16 MB, pptx - Updated on 1/22/2024
  • Methods for Researching Teaching and Learning Activities within Small Active Learning Classrooms Slides

    28 MB, pptx - Updated on 1/22/2024