In today’s education environment, it is extremely important to acknowledge the differences in both teaching and learning styles - and how best to support them.
In the ALTT White Paper blog series, we investigate challenges surrounding the process of deploying active learning technology and practical solutions that guide you throughout your installation - including dealing with hesitant stakeholders, who to include in the planning stages and how to keep your investment in technology from becoming outdated.
When developing an active learning space in your organization, pedagogical flexibility is vital to the success of the environment. That begs the question: what factors should you consider so that the classroom is accessible for everyone to teach and learn at their highest capabilities?
One of the most exciting benefits of active learning technology is that it enables a wider variety of instruction - and therefore, learning, which greatly improves the entire education experience for educators and students alike.
Active learning technology creates the opportunity for instructors to teach in a guiding format, where an instructor allows students to explore subjects with assistance and correction. But, if a more traditional lecture method is preferred, the classroom can still accommodate this.
It is key to identify a solution that lets students consume content and share information in different ways.
ThinkHub Connect supports this flexibility for both the instructor and the student in several ways: the touchscreen, or instructor station, is located at the front of the room. It serves as the hub of classroom activity, where instructors can present and broadcast information to the room, but where they can also view and monitor student activity at the group level.
Students can share content from their devices to the shared student station, and work through problems with their group. Multiple students can share at the same time, giving them the ability to compare and contrast work amongst each other, before sharing with the broader classroom.
Active learning technology aids in inclusivity and accessibility as well as to the flexibility of physical system set-ups, like distance learning, room-to-room participation, and remote faculty attendance. Today’s classrooms should support all of these requirements.
This question of how to support multiple teaching and learning styles is explored more deeply in the ALTT White Paper - a compilation of learnings from the Active Learning Technology Tour (ALTT). ALTT was hosted by T1V at Texas A&M University’s Zachry Engineering Education Complex, one of the largest active learning technology deployments in the country, in February of 2019
The tour enabled thought leaders in education from Universities all over the country to attend the two-day event, which included a tour of the state-of-the-art complex, interactive seminars, and more.
Learn more about best practices in supporting different teaching and learning styles in the ALTT White Paper.