Active Learning Classrooms are designed to foster an interactive, student-centered learning experience. Active learning strategies often involve complex interactions between professors and students, as well as local and global communities. The physical space of an ALC promotes and encourages these interactions through flexible classroom design. By promoting not only whole-class, but also group and one-to-one interactions, students work in a collaborative, supportive, and enriched environment that engages them with the materials and each other to foster effective learning.
Technology plays a key role in the effectiveness of an ALC. In this scenario, Tesira provides both the audio and video processing for the entire classroom. TesiraLUX facilitates bi-directional screen sharing between the instructor’s station and the student “pods,” while TesiraFORTÉ provides sound reinforcement and mix-minus for the microphones located in each pod. The instructor can connect their laptop to the TesiraFORTÉ via USB and use a soft codec like Skype™ or GoToMeeting® to broadcast the lesson to remote students.
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