Active Learning Classrooms and Specialty Learning Spaces
Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) at Stony Brook feature modular furniture and expanded AV equipment that allows for multiple device connectivity and collaboration-centered equipment such as moveable white boards and work stations.
Engaged Learning Lives in Active Learning Classrooms
Learning can happen in many ways, but when we give students the opportunity to learn in different contexts, we give them a long-term advantage in their educational pursuits. Active learning classrooms at Stony Brook support student engagement through the collaboration and innovation made possible by the flexible furniture and technology options. Our rooms feature modular furniture, expanded AV equipment that allows for multiple device connectivity, and collaboration-centered equipment such as moveable white boards and work stations.
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 toward 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.
Active Learning Classrooms
Frey Hall 119 is an advanced-technology General Purpose Classroom located within Frey Hall.
HSC L2-101 offers three LCD projectors controlled by a touch panel, windows along the back wall with electronic shades, and Node chairs that switch for left-handed students and easily move for active learning formats. Students will have an opportunity to focus intently on case studies, group projects, or class-wide collaborations. Tablet armrest chairs are specially designed for comfort, quick rearranging, and personal technology devices.
HSC L2-310 Active Learning Classroom hosts up to 80 students in a tiered, circular format perfect for interactive lectures and discussions. With LCD projectors up front, and white boards surrounding the entire room, students will be able to shift from lecture to collaboration with a simple turn of their chair. Huddleboards (desktop sized whiteboards) fuel partnership and consultation, while the larger whiteboards provide opportunities for consensus building and collaborative problem solving.
HSC L3-159 & HSC L3-171 offer movable tables and chairs so students will have an opportunity to focus intently on case studies, group projects, or class-wide collaborations.
The HSC L4W-MART 0101 (A, B, C) is truly flexible. Divided by power, key-operated moveable walls, the room can be set up in three different configurations:
- As one very large room (0101+ 0101A+ 0101B)
As two large rooms (0101+0101A, 0101B)
As two small rooms and one large room (0101,0101A, 0101B)
In Melville Library N-3033, 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. Every wall is equipped with collaboration-ready LCDs, installed whiteboards, and moveable furniture that makes group work, rearranging, changing focus, and redirecting student activities a breeze.
Amp up your lecture game in Melville Library W-4533, which offers tiered seating designed to increase engagement in discussions and lectures. Bright and airy, this classroom features two LCD projectors up front and a wall-length whiteboard in the back of the room. With two focus stations and nimble, moveable furniture, students can divide their efforts and attention to either side of the room, and quickly reconvene for group discussion. Tablet armrest chairs are specially designed for comfort, quick rearranging, and personal technology devices.
Psychology A-146 f eatures three projectors on two walls. 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.