EDITORS’ NOTES 1D. Christopher Brooks, J. D. Walker, Paul Baepler
1. History and Evolution of Active Learning Spaces 9Robert J. Beichner
This chapter reaches into the ancient past to bring us up to date on the evolution of the lecture, classrooms, and technology.
2. Using Qualitative Research to Assess Teaching and Learning in Technology–Infused TILE Classrooms 17Sam Van Horne, Cecilia Titiek Murniati, Kem Saichaie, Maggie Jesse, Jean C. Florman, Beth F. Ingram
This qualitative study examines the challenges involved in delivering better faculty development to prepare instructors to have the best experience in Iowa’s TILE classrooms.
3. Active Learning Classrooms and Educational Alliances: Changing Relationships to Improve Learning 27Paul Baepler, J. D. Walker
This preliminary study addresses the question, how are social relations among students and between students and instructors affected by newly configured, technology–enhanced classrooms?
4. Coffeehouse as Classroom: Examination of a New Style of Active Learning Environment 41Anastasia S. Morrone, Judith A. Ouimet, Greg Siering, Ian T. Arthur
This mixed methods study looks at a unique active learning space, the Collaboration Cafe. Using video data, daily checklists, and student surveys, the authors evaluate the space and its potential for exploratory teaching.
5. Pedagogy Matters, Too: The Impact of Adapting Teaching Approaches to Formal Learning Environments on Student
Learning 53D. Christopher Brooks, Catherine A. Solheim
This quasi–experimental study follows an instructor who teaches in an active learning class for the first time and later adapts her teaching methods to fit the physical characteristics of the room.
6. Strategies to Address Common Challenges When Teaching in an Active Learning Classroom 63Christina I. Petersen, Kristen S. Gorman
What practical considerations should instructors be aware of before
teaching in an active learning classroom for the first time?
7. Conducting an Introductory Biology Course in an Active Learning Classroom: A Case Study of an Experienced Faculty Member 71David Langley, S. Selcen Guzey
This in–depth case study of a biology professor traces the pedagogical practices of an experienced instructor as he transforms his class for delivery in the active learning classroom.
8. TILE at Iowa: Adoption and Adaptation 77Jean C. Florman
What factors are critical to the successful launch of a new style of learning spaces?
9. Active Learning Environments in Nursing Education: The Experience of the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing 85Beth Fahlberg, Elizabeth Rice, Rebecca Muehrer, Danielle Brey
Three instructors reflect upon their experiences in a prototype active learning classroom in advance of sweeping curricular change and a move into a new suite of classrooms.
10. Conclusion: Advancing Active Learning Spaces 95Aimee L. Whiteside
In this concluding chapter, the previous chapters are recounted and directions for future research are considered.