Innovative & Active Learning Classrooms

Active Learning plays a significant role in the emergence of blended learning techniques being explored across Georgia State University. Classrooms setup for Active Learning have enhanced technologies that give the instructor and students greater freedom to capture content in the space for later review as well as use content from the web and other sources directly while in class.

This active learning classroom allows for new modalities of student engagement and increased peer-to-peer interaction. This fully flexible, wireless-based classroom supports higher-order teaching methods such as a flipped classroom or hybrid approaches to teaching and learning. This room enhances student-centered learning at its best, and can be arranged in a variety of ways to support multiple disciplines across the University.

Classroom Technology

  • Mobile seating
  • Mobile tables
  • Distributed displays
  • Wireless presentation system for students
  • Touch enabled instructor computer with annotation
  • Web conferencing
  • lecture capture

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This collaborative computing lab environment allows for closer interactions between students than in traditional forward-facing spaces. Students have mobility within their working environment and can seamlessly form groups and work on projects together. Additionally, the room is equipped to allow for student devices to be used in place of computers, and is fitted with additional monitor space. Screens on the side walls of the room allow for students and faculty to share content from anywhere in the room.

Classroom Technology

  • Collaborative computing lab
  • Distributed displays
  • Wireless presentation system for students
  • Touch enabled instructor computer with annotation
  • Web conferencing
  • Lecture capture

Learn More about this Classroom

Contact Raj Sunderraman at rsunderraman@gsu.edu, or Anu Bourgeois at anu@cs.gsu.edu to learn more about this Active Learning classroom.

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Digital literacy is quickly becoming a focus of discussion among educators in the 21st century. This classroom builds on the success of that movement to encapsulate the activities necessary to teach these skills in a modern humanities space.

Equipped with enough computing for 25, the room allows for students and faculty to share on a distributed screen system with ample room for collaboration. A separate breakout space attached to the room allows for students to form groups and work independently while maintaining access to technology within the environment.

Classroom Technology

  • Collaborative Digital Humanities classroom
  • Distributed displays
  • Wireless presentation system for students
  • Touch enabled instructor computer with annotation
  • Web conferencing
  • Lecture capture

Learn More about this Classroom

Contact Georgia Pullman at gpullman@gsu.edu, or Elizabeth Lopez at eslopez@gsu.edu to learn more about this Active Learning classroom.

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The space is designed to take advantage of a 3-person lab group arrangement. Each group is equipped with comparative displays to see what they are working and what the instructor is demonstrating. Each group also has a built-in computer and accompanying TV so they can do their own research easily. Each pod also has ample writing surfaces so they can move and work collaboratively.

The room is laid out such that demonstration can happen seamlessly anywhere in the room. Each table has the necessary connections for electronics and physical models can easily be utilized. In addition to this, the AV system in the room can easily route content from any of the student stations to be shown to the entire class so groups can show off their results.

Learn More about this Classroom

This space is for physics majors. Physics instructors need to contact Dr. Brian Douglas Thoms at bthoms@gsu.edu.

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