Active Learning Classrooms

Madison College has embarked on an ambitious plan to create highly interactive 21st Century learning environments across the college. Scores of faculty and staff have been involved in the research that has led us to creating active learning classrooms at some Madison College campuses.   The spaces feature the merging of group dynamics, classroom furniture design, and technology that expands the possibilities for learning.

Benefits of Active Learning Classrooms

Student collaboration- each student is part of a small group or team

Information can be shared between teams and tables for comparative purposes

Facilitates peer teaching

Students are able to showcase their work; share with others and post to a larger community

Instructors can easily monitor student progress and guide inquiry

Outside experts can join the classroom experience through advanced

technologies and engage with the students

Emulates the team-based approach commonly found in today’s high-tech workplaces.

Considerations for Teaching in Active Learning Classrooms

Teaching in an Active Learning Classroom may be a very different experience from what faculty are used to. 

Where are the Active Learning Classrooms?

How to Use the Active Learning Classroom A/V Stack (583KB PDF)