With round tables for discussion and high-tech accessories for interactivity, Active Learning Classrooms in the Science Teaching and Student Services building at the University of Minnesota allow for students to experience a more interactive and conversational educational environment.
Teaching and Learning Services at McGill has produced a series of videos that highlight how Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) are being used at McGill to enhance student engagement and active and collaborative learning.
This video highlights how four McGill instructors in different disciplines have used the features of McGill's Active Learning Classrooms to engage students and promote active and collaborative learning.
Learn about the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences' lecture-less active learning classrooms.
Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) are designed to foster interactive, flexible, student-centered active learning experiences, and operate using central teaching stations and student-provided laptops.
Many ALCs at higher education institutions are a modification of the “SCALE-UP” (Student Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedogogies) concept that originated at North Carolina State University and the TEAL (Technology Enhanced Active Learning) concept at MIT, and uses an adaptation of the Projection Capable Classrooms (PCC) technology system.