Learning spaces

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My home teaching studio setup (and why it's so cheap)

You don't need to spend $21,000 to have an excellent home teaching studio if you shift the focus to active learning. »

Lessons about socially-distanced active learning from a classroom redesign

A study on the use of bolt-down swivel chairs in active learning holds some lessons about teaching during Covid-19. »

Designing the future faculty office

While on sabbatical with Steelcase, I was involved in a project to re-envision the faculty office. Rather than seeing it go away, the faculty office will stick around: As a learning space. »

More research on large active learning spaces: the TEAL project

To follow up on the last 1000-word literature review on SCALE-UP, the TEAL project at MIT studied implementing active learning in large physics classes using technology. We take a look at what they found. »

Scaling Up active learning to large courses and large spaces

Can you take active learning techniques for introductory physics that work for smaller classes and successfully implement them for large sections? This classic paper on active learning spaces tries to find out. »