This summer some teaching rooms in the Arts Building are going to be re-furbished with some new room layouts and formats in four of these rooms that are particularly suitable for interactive teaching events.
The rooms included in the trial with a description of their new format are listed below. If you would like to trial teaching your module in one of these rooms please let us know as soon as possible by contacting email@example.com. We will be able to give you more detail on the room and its facilities and the learning technology team will support you in adapting your teaching style and materials if this is required. We hope to be able to timetable a number of modules in each room and seek feedback from the staff and students using them to help inform future teaching room refurbishments.
To differentiate these rooms from standard traditional teaching room layouts we will refer to them as Active Learning Environments (ALEs).
|New Active Learning Environments (ALEs) in the Arts Building|
|Room||Capacity||Style||Description||Facilities||Attendance monitoring facility|
|Arts 01.01||50||Connect fixed group||Fixed lecture room seating with students grouped (flat floor)||Standard IT and AV||Yes - from Semester 2|
|Arts 01.02||104||Connect fixed group||Fixed lecture room seating with students grouped in tiers (raked floor)||Standard IT and AV||Yes - from Semester 2|
|Arts 01.03||36||Agile (different heights)||Room has three types and styles of seating at different heights to stimulate learning and facilitate group working||Standard IT and AV||Yes - from Semester 2|
|Arts 01.05||28||Media units||Fixed group tables with relay screens. Central podium console to drive the room||Standard IT and AV||Yes - from Semester 2|
For more detail please see:
- the floor plans for Arts 01.03 and 01.05
- a brochure containing photographs showing the look and feel of the proposed layouts in the two lecture rooms
- a descriptive paper on active learning environments including some case studies.
For your information, the seminar furniture in the Enterprise Centre has been also chosen with flexibility in mind. The chairs and tables have wheels and the tables, which are circular with a crescent shaped indent, can be arranged in lines, groups or in a horseshoe shape and are sufficiently mobile to be moved around within a session. I would also like to draw your attention to Room Arts 1.05 in which we currently have plectrum style tables that can be reconfigured in different group sizes with 4 relay screens around the outside of the walls.
We appreciate your feedback on all teaching accommodation across campus. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know which rooms you enjoy teaching in and why and those that are less than satisfactory in which to teach and why.