In an Active Learning Classroom (ALC) students sit at round tables instead of in classic lecture arrangement and this gives greater group dynamics and flexibility. With the help of tablets and mobile phones, the working groups can connect to each other on a large screen and share ideas and materials with each other. For example, the teacher has better opportunities to support and follow group work than when students work in separate group rooms. The groups can interact in different ways and learn from each other. The teacher can also follow the students' discussions and thus measure their knowledge. The Active Learning Classroom is also suitable for course introductions. With the help of technology, students can quickly get to know each other in a playful way.
There are three Active Learning Classrooms at University West.
The students connect wirelessly to the screens. The screens are interactive. Between the gray markings, the walls are covered with whiteboard wallpaper. The carpet dampens the sound to a comfortable level in the room.
The students connect wirelessly to the screens. Between the gray markings, the walls are covered with whiteboard wallpaper.
Our smallest ALC. To use the screens, the students connect an HDMI cable to their computer. Between the gray markings, the walls are covered with whiteboard wallpaper.
Book an ICT-hour with an ICT educational developer. State that you want an introduction to ALC and book one of the classrooms at the same time.
During an introduction you learn how to use the technology in the room but you also get a pedagogical approach that is suitable for the classroom. We demonstrate examples of ways to let your students work around the tables and how you can easily share material between the tables and give ideas about the use of the whiteboard surfaces.
If you have questions about ALC, contact the ICT educational developers at Akademus.