2014 Technology Exchange

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Pushing the Boundaries of Traditional Classrooms

Time 10/29/14 09:15AM-10:00AM

Room White River Ballroom B

Session Abstract

In this session, we describe four new learning spaces at Indiana University that push the boundaries of traditional classrooms to create innovative, flexible, technology-rich environments that encourage student interaction and engagement:

The Collaboration Café classroom is designed to facilitate active and collaborative learning in a room that is more like a café than a traditional classroom. There are high and low bistro-style tables, along with booths and soft sofa seating. Technology includes projection options and collaborative tables for sharing images on monitors.

The Learn Lab classrooms are geometrically configured to help instructors and students seamlessly move between lecture, discussion, and collaboration. Triangular projection, swivel seating, and collaborative tables facilitate student connections with each other, as well as with their instructor and the material.

The immersive videoconference classrooms at IU use Polycom Eagle Eye Director together with high and low bistro style tables to create a telepresence experience that promotes active engagement by all participants, regardless of location.

IU’s newest classroom, the Collaborative Learning Studio, includes a large 4 x4 video wall for showing 16 student table displays and providing a gallery view of students’ collaborative activities. Instructors can also choose to display one large image, four images, or two images across the panels to facilitate sharing during class discussion.


Speaker Anastasia Morrone Indiana University

Speaker Julie Bohnenkamp Indiana University

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Speaker Julie Bohnenkamp Indiana University

Speaker Anastasia Morrone Indiana University

Primary track Advanced Networking/Joint Techs

Secondary tracks Cloud Services (Systems Integration & Ownership) Leadership

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