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Function Follows Form: How Two Colleges Redesigned the Classroom for Active Learning (EdSurge)

"Although a wealth of research suggests that active learning increases student engagement and improves academic outcomes, many college campuses struggle to get faculty to shift away from traditional, sage-on-a-stage style teaching practices. But some institutions are gaining traction using a novel approach: leveraging the expertise of facilities and information technology staff to support the redesign of classroom learning experiences."—Source: EdSurge

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WHY THIS MATTERS:

Often the most daunting part of implementing active learning isn't planning the classroom — it's the notion of getting faculty to adopt a new ways of teaching. Read how a change in environment can inherently help spur more active pedagogies.