UC-Irvine Forgoes the Lecture Hall for Their New Active Learning Building

UC-Irvine is forgoing the lecture hall in exchange for a new campus building entirely devoted to active learning.

Reported by EAB, this 65,000 square foot structure includes 15 smart classrooms and auditoriums, with screens on every wall and flexible furniture designed to better accommodate group learning.

UC-Irvine is also requiring their faculty complete an eight-week certification course on active-learning strategies prior to teaching in it.

The takeaway? How do we continue to iterate both our physical and digital spaces to create better learning experiences for both our on-campus and online students? And how do we train our faculty to take full advantage of these new spaces and pedagogical understandings?

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.