What Drives Student Engagement: Is it Learning Space, Instructor Behavior or Teaching Philosophy?

This study investigates how instructor teaching philosophy (traditional vs. constructivist) and type of learning space (traditional vs. active) influences instructor perceptions of student engagement. In a quasi-experimental study, we found that instructors perceived that students were more engaged in the ALC than the traditional classroom. In addition, we found that instructors with a more constructivist […]

Digital Learning Spaces: Lessons from the MSc in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh

Digital Learning Spaces: Lessons from the MSc in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh  Jen Ross, University of Edinburgh Monday, April 15 Noon – 1:30 PM Seattle Pacific University Library Seminar Room Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/digitalspaces Every course design is philosophy and belief in action.  This is no less true – indeed it may be truer […]

The SCALE-UP Project: Student-Centered Active Learning Environments with Upside-down Pedagogies

You are invited to attend a presentation by: Robert J. Beichner, Ph.D., North Carolina State University Thursday, January 31, 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Cremona 102, Seattle Pacific University Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/scaleup How do you promote active learning in a large classroom? Can students practice communication and teamwork skills in a large class? How do you boost the performance of […]

The SCALE-UP Project: Student-Centered Active Learning Environments with Upside-down Pedagogies

You are invited to attend a presentation by: Robert J. Beichner, Ph.D., North Carolina State University Thursday, January 31, 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Cremona 102, Seattle Pacific University Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/scaleup How do you promote active learning in a large classroom? Can students practice communication and teamwork skills in a large class? How do you boost the performance of […]

Does Space Matter?

Space Matters: The Impact of Active Learning Classrooms Interactive Lecture wit D. Christopher Brooks, Ph.D. Tuesday, December 11, Noon – 1:30 PM Cremona 101, Seattle Pacific University Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/spacematters D. Christopher Brooks is a Research Fellow in Educational Technology Services at the University of Minnesota. He earned his doctorate in Political Science with a minor in Russian and […]

What do you think of this classroom?

Student Thoughts on Active Learning Space I am teaching an educational technology course in SPU’s new active learning space classroom.*  The course is taught in a blended format so we will spend about 30% of the instructional time face-to-face in this classroom.  That works out to be three three-hour sessions. In our first face-to-face class […]