REAL: The Technology-Enabled, Engaged, and Active Learning Classroom

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Young Lee Eric Boatman Steven Jowett Brendan Guenther

Abstract

This design case highlights a new initiative, the technology-rich active learning classrooms at Michigan State University. The classrooms are intended to promote student engagement, collaborative active learning, and faculty-student interaction in a technology-rich environment that allows for digital information sharing and co-creation of content. The article describes the process of planning and design, integration of room features, and creation of user experiences. 

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Lee, Y., Boatman, E., Jowett, S., & Guenther, B. (2014). REAL: The Technology-Enabled, Engaged, and Active Learning Classroom. International Journal of Designs for Learning, 5(1). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.14434/ijdl.v5i1.4020
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Young Lee, Michigan State University

Young Lee is Assistant Professor of Interior Designin the School of Planning, Design & Construction at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on indoor environmental quality of educational facilities and green buildings.

Eric Boatman, Michigan State University

Eric Boatman is Assistant Director of Facilities Planning & Space Management at Michigan State University. He holds a key role in planning the development of university facilities and educational spaces.

Steven Jowett, Michigan State University

Steve Jowett is Manager of IT Services Teaching and Learning AV & IT Integration Group at Michigan State University. He is responsible for installation and maintenance of technology for over 300 university classrooms and computer labs.

Brendan Guenther, Michigan State University

Brendan Guenther is Director of IT Services Teaching and Learning at Michigan State University. He is a core member in decision-making for Information Technology in educational spaces