Engaged Active Student Learning (EASL) Spaces

 

In preparation for the new Mell Classroom Facility, the Office of Information Technology, in collaboration with Facilities and a group of faculty, students, and staff has redesigned a classroom in Haley Center (HC2213) and in the Science Center Classroom Building (SCC118) to be engaged and active learning classrooms that will seat 45 students (Haley) and 72 students (SCC). The new classroom building will house active learning classrooms. The purpose of building this kind of classroom now is to a) test furniture and instructional technologies and receive faculty and student feedback, and to b) give faculty an opportunity to rethink their courses now so that they can start using the new spaces in the CCF without major adjustment.

The HC2213 room contains "pods" of furniture that allow for group activities, with up to nine students per "pod" and glass boards on all walls to allow for more effective group work. The SCC 118 room contains 12 "pods" with six students each. The technology in the rooms allows students bringing their own devices (laptops, tablets, and other mobile devices) to connect to the projecting devices that can share student work with other students across the room. Microphones, document camera, and a virtual lab round out the equipment in the room.

Some photos from our Open House in SCC118, September 19, 2014:

Engaged FacultyJohn Gorden, Chemistry, explaining technologyEngaged Faculty

Check out this article about the EASL spaces at http://ocm.auburn.edu/newsroom/news_articles/2015/04/flipping-the-classroom-a-new-way-to-teach.htm

 

For more information about the EASL spaces at Auburn University, contact Dr. Wiebke Kuhn at 334-750-3360 or send an email to kuhnwi1 at auburn.edu.

Last Updated: April 24, 2015