Last week, T1V hosted the inaugural Active Learning Technology Tour (ALTT) at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Leaders in higher education from 12 Universities around the country attended the experience, which spanned two days and exposed participants to one of the largest active learning technology deployments in the country at Texas A&M University's new Zachry Engineering Education Complex.
Participants met with Texas A&M Instructors and IT/Technology decision makers, all while touring the facility and observing the classroom technology in action.
There were so many takeaways from ALTT - between the knowledge shared by Texas A&M University and the enthusiastic participation of the higher education attendees, ALTT was a valuable experience for all. Here is a sneak peak inside ALTT!
The program kicked off with a in-depth tour of the new Zachry building at Texas A&M University.
The Zachry Engineering Education Complex is dedicated solely to undergraduate engineering education.
At 525,000 square feet, the Zachry building is the largest academic building on the Texas A&M University campus. The Texas A&M Zachry Complex is one of the most advanced active learning technology deployments in the country with 18, 96-person learning studios, 14, 48-person learning studios and 5, 24-person learning studios. The technology in its active learning classrooms is a huge part of how the modern complex revolutionizes education. Additionally, the complex features 10 conference rooms and 13 mobile carts running ThinkHub collaboration software.
The tour continued with a look inside the state-of-the-art Fischer Engineering Design Center. ThinkHub is on mobile carts distributed throughout the common labs of the complex, providing students with a powerful collaboration tool.
T1V CEO Mike Feldman, spoke to attendees about his background in education and how that played a role in the formation of T1V's ThinkHub Connect active learning software.
The group got the chance to observe and participate in an Aerospace Engineering class - taught by Dr. Kristi Shryock, Aerospace Engineering Associate Department Head and Professor of Instruction. Joining the class was an enlightening experience to see exactly how professors use active learning studios to engage students and heighten student classroom participation.
Jim Morris, CTO of T1V, gave a demo on exciting up-and-coming video conferencing features in T1V ThinkHub collaboration software.
Ed Pierson, CIO of Texas A&M University College of Engineering, spoke about active learning classroom best practices, insights, learnings, and more…
Mark Henry, Educational Technology Architect for Texas A&M University, explained the process of how to implement active learning technology.
Thumbs up to ALTT! Our participants got to interact with a live classroom session and ask students about their experience with the active learning studio.
A special thanks to all of the higher education attendees for their participation and input, and to Texas A&M University College of Engineering for opening their innovative active learning complex to us for this incredible learning experience.