Webinar: Strategies for Scaling Active Learning Classrooms Across Campus

Check out this upcoming webinar, presented by our very own FLEXspace core team member, Mark McCallister, hosted by Academic Impressions.

Strategies for Scaling Active Learning Classrooms Across Campus

May 31, 2017 | 1:00 to 2:00 pm EDT

Learn strategies for bringing active learning opportunities to your entire campus.

Many institutions create a few “showcase” active learning spaces rather than incorporating active learning elements throughout all classrooms on campus. Learn how to pursue a scalable model for creating active learning spaces across your campus. This training will focus on how you can:

  • Improve your physical space with active learning components
  • Gain buy-in from faculty for a pedagogy shift
  • Save time and money to create spaces that enhance student learning

This training will feature examples from the University of Florida to help you see the concepts discussed.

Mark McCallister

Associate Director of the Office of Academic Technology
University of Florida

Mark McCallister is Associate Director of the Office of Academic Technology at the University of Florida. Areas under his supervision include classroom technology support, video & collaboration services, A/V installation services, learning space design, computer labs & classrooms, optical mark recognition scanning and scoring, support of workstation hardware and software, and software application & desktop virtualization. He served as President of CCUMC: Leadership in Media & Academic Technology (http://www.ccumc.org) in 2010-2011, and in other roles on CCUMC’s Board of Directors from 2008-2012. Mark has presented on various topics at numerous CCUMC conferences, as well as ACM SIGUCCS, EduComm, the 2011 Standing Conference for Heads of Media Services conference in Newcastle, United Kingdom, and was an invited keynote speaker at the 2012 Learning Space Design Summit in Sydney, Australia. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration, and is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Educational Technology.

UBTech 2017 Call for Presentations

Join us at UBTech for special FLEXspace targeted sessions and pre-conference workshop!

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We’re thrilled to be a partner and program sponsor at UBTech 2017 in Orlando! Call for presentations is still open! We are putting together our FLEXspace track of sessions. If you’re interested in presenting on ‘next generation’ learning spaces, whether it’s about planning, design, or support, let us know right away! We can chat about including you in our FLEXspace track.

This week, learn about the LSRS and FLEXspace at ELI 2016!

ELIHear from Jim Twetten and others at their ELI session, titled:
MEASUREMENT, BENCHMARKING, AND IMPROVEMENT OF LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS: USING LSRS AND FLEXSPACE TO ACHIEVE INSTITUTIONAL OBJECTIVES
Wednesday
Feb 3rd, 2016
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Central Time

Content Anchor: Learning Space Designs
A growing number of institutions seek to measure the learning potential of formal and informal environments. The Learning Space Rating System (LSRS) and the Flexible Learning Environments eXchange (FLEXspace) have been evolving to assist with planning for renovation and new construction of learning spaces. These tools offer a path to maximize return on investment. Representatives from three institutions will report on the value gained from these tools as they have leveraged the LSRS and FLEXspace.
OUTCOMES: Explore the value of LSRS and FLEXspace on campus and share feedback on the utility of these tools * Engage in next steps for how these tools can be scaled and shared
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