Classroom Building Lecturn Design
SCUP 2013 San Diego
Redefining the Teaching and Learning Experience at Oregon State University
Monday, July 29, 2013, 3:00 PM–4:30 PM in Room 30A
Presented by: Jon Dorbolo, Associate Director, Technology Across the Curriculum, Oregon State University; John Gremmels, Senior Project Manager, Oregon State University; Michael Tingley, Principal, BOORA Architects; Rebecca Warner, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Oregon State University
Convened by: Renee Driscoll, Business Development Manager, Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc.
Academia is facing profound changes in content delivery, driving a transition from passive to active teaching and learning. This session will explore how Oregon State University (OSU) is facing this challenge head-on by redefining the classroom environment to increase engagement and interaction between instructors and students. With 2,500 classroom seats spaces, the new Center for Teaching and Learning at OSU will be a case study for new forms of teaching space, advanced technology, and collaborative faculty environments that inspire cross-disciplinary interaction.
- Organize a cross-disciplinary project team that can address institution-wide academic, spatial, technology, and pedagogy objectives.
- Review new types of classroom environments and content delivery strategies that promote active learning, incorporate technology, measure success, and plan for future changes.
- Strategize how to combine campus media and technology resources into a single "think tank" entity that can collaboratively support faculty teaching capabilities and innovative content delivery.
- Identify key elements for creating a learner-focused environment, including informal gathering spaces, outside-the-classroom learning, and highly flexible seating arrangements.