Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) — technologically-enhanced learning spaces that arrange students around tables and provide them low- and high-tech tools with which to collaboration — serve as a catalyst for fundamentally changing the way higher education thinks about teaching and learning. ALCs have been demonstrated to improve student learning outcomes, to change the manner in which faculty teach in them, to alter the traditional relationships between instructors and students, and to create opportunities for thinking about how we structure curricula, schedule classes, and arrange our approaches to instruction.
In this lecture, the speaker will
1. introduce ALCs (Active Learning Classrooms),
2. offer an account of a series of quasi-experimental research projects on ALCs that demonstrate their impact on teaching and learning, and
3. show the impact of creatively blending and flipping the classroom in conjunction with ALCs.