Scaling Up: Lessons from Launching Very Large Active Learning Classrooms

Tuesday, February 19 | 3:00PM–3:45PM PT
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
At UC Berkeley, active learning classrooms (ALCs) have typically been small to moderate sized. What happens when we scale up the ALC model—small group presentations, huddleboards, flexible furniture, interactive technology displays—to accommodate class sizes of over 100 students? We'll share data from faculty and students across disciplines teaching and learning in a new large active learning space and highlight collaborative efforts to coordinate scheduling and continued support. We'll also discuss strategies for balancing classroom design elements with learning goals and supporting a community of instructors of varying experience with active learning.

Outcomes: Explore strategies to align goals and design features when launching a new space including scheduling and recruitment * Discuss perspectives of faculty and students engaged in the large ALC related to expectations, engagement, and technology-supported learning * Identify pedagogical and technical support for ALC faculty