The Active Learning Environments at Case Western Reserve University are an innovative approach to addressing the drawbacks of the traditional classroom. They represent a pedagogical shift toward active learning, collaboration, information access, assessment and instruction delivery.
There are currently 5 fully functional active learning classrooms on campus:
- Nord 356: Accommodates 54 students in 9 groups/pods of 6.
- Mather Memorial 125: Accommodates 20 students in 4 groups/pods of 5-6.
- Thwing 101: Accommodates 48 students in 8 groups/pods of 6.
- Bingham 204: Accommodates 30 students in 5 groups/pods of 6.
- Robbins E-240A: Accommodates 48 students in 6 groups/pods of 8.
Room features include:
- Steelcase Node chairs for flexibility and collaboration
- Movable and configurable tables
- Interactive Windows touch computers with web conferencing functionality
- Sufficient wireless Internet bandwidth to accommodate over 3 devices per person
- HD Displays
- One flexible facilitator station
- Substantial writeable walls and whiteboards
- Steelcase Verb slate style whiteboards, easels and wall mounts for individual and group use
- Tidebreak ClassSpot interactive classroom software
- LED lighting
- Zone audio and PA
Rooms are available 24/7 to students, faculty, and staff.