Active Learning

Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) support a variety of pedagogies and instructional methodologies such as active learning, team-based learning and project-based learning. While the classrooms can be designed and equipped in a variety of ways, they usually will contain movable furniture. Many rooms also come with equipment and technology to support student group work, such as monitors with connections for student laptops or mobile devices and smaller whiteboards and markers. Below, you will find a list of ALCs at ISU together with a description of the available equipment in each room. Note that not all rooms are general university classrooms and that some may need to be booked through departmental coordinators. If you have any questions on the application of educational technology in these rooms, feel free to contact Jacob E. Larsen at IT Services Academic Technologies (jlarsen@iastate.edu).

Active Learning Classrooms at ISU

Gilman 2104

Library 32

Library 198

  • Not a general university classroom
    • To schedule a class in this room, contact Kathy Baumgarn in Facilities Planning and Management, 515-294-0892, kbaumgar@iastate.edu.
  • Equipment:
    • 1-12’ projection screen on West wall
    • 6-“D” shaped tables around the perimeter of the room each with permanent power and a 42” monitor
    • 12- Round tables with permanent power
    • Document Camera (Elmo)
    • AMX Enzo wireless content sharing
    • Teachwell height adjustable cart
    • Multiple white boards and ‘huddle boards’
    • Wireless mics
    • 1 Capture Camera
  • Capacity: 108

MacKay 213

Howe 0010

  • Not a general university classroom
    • To book, contact Nikki Gupta, Undergraduate Program Assistant in Aerospace Engineering at 294-3776 or ngupta@iastate.edu
  • Equipment:
    • Dvd/Video/Computer Output Projection
    • White Board
    • T B L - Team Based Learning
    • Moveable Chairs-personal Writing Surface
    • Document Camera (Elmo)
    • Multiple white boards
  • Capacity: 120

Gilman 2354

  • Equipment:
    • Document Camera (Elmo)
    • Dvd/Video/Computer Output Projection
    • White Board
    • Wall writing surfaces that use whiteboard markers
    • T B L - Team Based Learning
    • Lecture capturing capabilities (cameras, microphones)
  • Capacity: 48

Lagomarcino 1540

  • Not a general university classroom
  • Equipment:
    • Steelcase Mediascape collaborative work stations
    • Lecture capturing (cameras, microphones)
  • Capacity: 30

Lagomarcino 1680

  • Not a general university classroom
  • Equipment:
    • Steelcase Mediascape collaborative work stations
    • Lecture capturing (cameras, microphones)
  • Capacity: 36