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Visually Intensive Classroom:
Psychology A-146

The most recent renovation in the active learning classroom initiative, Psychology A-146 offers an intimate classroom setting with no distractions. Students will have an opportunity to focus intently on case studies, group projects, or class-wide collaborations. With no true "center" in this classroom, the technology and collaborative equipment are distributed evenly throughout the class. Tablet armrest chairs are specially designed for comfort, quick rearranging, and personal technology devices.

See below for more information. Those wishing to schedule the classroom can reach out to our staff at the link on the bottom of this page for consultations and training on how to make the best use of an active learning classroom. 


Room Capacity



Moveable furniture, tablet arm chairs with storage


Digital Canvas-"Span" (on two walls)

Suggested Activities:

Case studies, group work, intimate collaborative classrooms, concept-driven interaction

Classroom Details

General Information  

Psychology A-126 is an advanced-technology General Purpose Classroom located. Faculty can request their course to be held in the ALC if they are designing their course curriculum for active learning. Courses designed for active learning gear more towards the faculty member facilitating student collaborative work to learn or to reinforce material taught previously. Reservations for the ALC are scheduled through the 25Live scheduling system, just as any other General Purpose Classroom on campus is reserved. 



Installed Equipment   

The Active Learning Classroom in Psy-126A has seating for 28 students. 

This room features a two-wall SPAN device, which is ideal for sharing, in real time, student drawings, concept maps, images, and more. The SPAN digital canvas will remember your classroom work even when you're out of class, and students can upload content from anywhere in the world.  Moveable furniture makes group work, rearranging, changing focus, and  redirecting student activities a breeze.  With tiered table seating in addition to tablet-ready classroom seats, you can redefine your lectures to be more engaging, discussion-friendly, and effective.




Training and Support

Faculty facilitating instruction in the Active Learning Classroom are strongly encouraged to attend a training prior to the beginning of the semester they're using the ALC to become familiar with the equipment and space. Faculty are also encouraged to invite any teaching or staff assistants to these orientation training sessions. 

During the semester, faculty can request support or training from the Audio Visual Services Counter in Frey Hall. For more information on teaching in an active learning environment, or for help with designing course materials for active learning, faculty should stop by The Faculty Center in the Melville Library!



Policies and Agreement to use the Active Learning Classroom:

Faculty facilitating instruction in the Active Learning Classroom are asked to assist in following best practices for utilizing equipment and to assist in the long-term care of technology equipment provided. 

  • No food or drink (other than sealed water bottles) are permitted at the workstations.

  • For the security of the users personal data, all users should log out of the workstation before the end of the class session.

  • As a courtesy to others, users should remove any garbage, instructional materials, and personal items from the workstation at the end of the class session.

  • Instructors and users should ensure all workstation equipment and furniture is restored to its default configuration at the end of the class session.

  • No user shall remove any equipment from the workstations, for any purpose.

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