This innovative learning space; located in Building 340, room 216, has been created to follow the flipped classroom approach and untethers both the instructor and the student from the reins of a traditional classroom. This space, designed by faculty, focuses on the concept of collaborative, hybrid and project-based learning providing an innovative learning experience.
The design and layout centers around a "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) concept. Students can mingle together, in groups, to collaborate and solve problems. When students have ownership in their own devices and their work, they take learning more seriously and engagement improves. The following are some of the technologies available in this classroom:
- Wireless Internet Access
- Interactive Projector (manual) and whiteboard
- Adjustable HD TVs
- Learning Capture System
- Mobile Device Charging Areas
- Flexible Rolling Chairs and Desks
- Multiple Display Input & Output
No longer is instruction confined to a lectern. Faculty can facilitate the class from the front using the interactive projector or from anywhere else using a variety of devices, such as:
- Wireless keyboard and mouse
- Wireless microphone
- Presentation remote
- Mobile device capable (e.g. iPad, Surface, etc.)
- And more...
Technology must be unobtrusive and simple to use, a difficult task to achieve when combining numerous technology devices. To accomplish this feat, the classroom employs a special switcher that can be remote controlled or setup using a touch screen. This is the brain center of the room and allows faculty to control what each display device shows and more.
To enjoy all the features of this classroom, devices running iOS 4.3 or later are required. This includes the iPad 2 or later; iPad mini; iPhone 4S or greater; iPod touch (5th generation); MacBook Air (Mid 2011 or newer), and MacBook Pro (Early 2011 or newer) with Mountain Lion.
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Want to teach in this space?
This classroom can be booked for 2-3 week periods beginning Fall 2013. Those interested in reserving the room must complete the Mobile Academy and a brief orientation. If you are ready to participate, just complete this form and we will contact you with information about the upcoming workshops. Once complete you may contact Gail Beckwith to reserve your space.