Active Learning Classrooms
The University has recently embarked on a programme of improvements to the campus social spaces and is now piloting a range of furniture and technology options to enhance the teaching spaces.
Three rooms at Craiglockhart (1/07, 2/07, 3/07) have been recently fitted with new styles of tables and chairs, lecterns and monitors, and interactive technologies to help facilitate small group activities. In this short video you can hear from staff and students at the University of Glasgow talk about their experiences of active learning spaces.
There are regular tours and training taking place on Wednesday afternoons, so please visit the Information Services Training & Events Calendar to register your place. For any enquiries contact Stephen Bruce, Information Services.
Furniture: wheeled chairs with a rotating work surface and a storage tray for coats, bags and drinks container. These can be arranged to suit the traditional lecture or small group activities.
Technology: the Epson data projector turns the screen to be an interactive white board, enabling finger-touch annotations to the on-screen content which can be saved and distributed to students.
Furniture: wheeled chairs and segment tables for multiple group working configurations.
Technology: replacing the data projector is an 85” Samsung interactive display which allows finger-touch annotations to the on-screen content, and device mirroring to display the contents from laptop and tablet devices. There are four 55” Samsung displays which are inter-spaced with traditional white boards to support group working activities.
Furniture: Wheeled chairs and collaborative tables for small group activities.
Technology: Replacing the data projector is an 85” Samsung interactive display which allows finger-touch annotations to the on-screen content. The ‘Kramer’ wireless receiver allows students to connect their laptop/tablet device to the screen, and the lectern console allows the academic to show the rest of the class the material from any individual table.