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Active Learning Classrooms

The CSULB Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) are flexible, student-centered learning environments. ALCs allow instructors to actively engage their students and facilitate learning within small groups.

ALC Features

  • Small group collaboration tables with writable surfaces accommodating up to 10 students (Recommend 4-6). 
  • At each student table: Windows computers, a flat-panel large display monitor, and personal device cable connections.
  • Centralized teaching station with a master control panel, Windows computer, document camera, DVD/Blu-ray player, and personal device cable connections.
  • Projector and surround sound speaker system.

ALC Instructional Support

  • Award winning Peer Mentorship Program for faculty interested in adopting active learning into their instruction.
    • Faculty are paired with experienced faculty that use active learning techniques.
    • The program is meant to assist with adoption of active learning in the classroom.
    • By the end of the program Faculty with become knowledgable in active learning pedogogy and using technology in the classroom.
  • Workshops on active learning related topics.
  • Quarterly newsletter for news on active learning events.
  • Faculty focus groups that provide a platform to voice ideas on technological needs and how to improve the active learning classrooms.

Fall 2019 Events

The first edition of the ALC Newsletter is out! Get a copy: ALC Newsletter Fall 2019

  • Workshops
    • Sign up for Fall Workshops here: Workshop Sign-Up
      • ALC Technical Training - November 13, 2019 & December 4, 2019 | 12 pm - 1 pm 
        • This workshop provides training on how to use the features of CSULB active learning classrooms.
      • What is Active Learning? - September 4, 2019 | 12 pm - 1 pm 
        • This workshop reviews basic information about what active learning is.
      • Memory and Cognition - Setempber 18, 2019 | 12 pm - 1 pm 
        • This workshop reviews information about memory, cognitive load, and provides technical tools and techniques you can use in the classroom to facilitate the learning process.
      • Evaluating Student Learning - October 2, 2019 | 12 pm - 1 pm 
        • This workshop reviews information about evaluating student learning and some tools and techniques that can be used in the classroom.
      • Learning Environments - October 16, 2019 | 12 pm - 1 pm 
        • This workshop reviews information about learning environments and tools/techniques that can assist with establishing the type of learning environment that is student centered.
  • Faculty Focus Groups
    • ​Sign-up for Faculty Focus Groups here: Faculty Focus Group Sign-up
      • Dates: September 20, October 25, November 15 | 12 pm - 1 pm 
        • Additional dates and times may be added depending on demand.
  • Peer Mentorship Program

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