Welcome to the UO Steelcase LearnLab.
Active teaching and learning
This room is optimized for active teaching and learning. Students sit in groups of six, gathered around the instructor who can facilitate the class from one of two central locations in the room. Instructors can project the same or multiple sources to the four screens around the room. Input panels at each of the four projection screens allow groups to project separately as well. 20 laptops. Digital document camera. DVD.
Screen and light controls are located on the wall behind the podium.
Laptops are run from battery power when in use, and must be recharged after each class session. To accommodate this, we will not schedule groups using the laptops back to back. Instructors are encouraged to practice power management by having students close the laptop lids when not in use; this puts the laptops into sleep mode, and prolongs the life of the battery. Laptops can be awakened by hitting the power button once.
The Libraries install a standard suite of software on these laptops, intended to serve the needs of most groups using the classrooms, prior to the start of each academic term. Requests to install software not on this list must be received at least four (4) weeks prior to the start of the academic term, and the installation files, with verification of licensing, must be delivered to Library Systems, Knight Library, no later than two (2) weeks prior to the start of the term (i.e., before the first day of finals week of the current term). Unfortunately, the Libraries do not have a budget for purchasing software; obtaining software licenses for these classrooms for any software not on the standard list, unless it is freeware, is the responsibility of the requesting department.
CRN courses taught by members of the Working Group for Active Teaching and Learning have first scheduling priority. Priority will then be given to CRN courses whose curricula have been adapted to be taught in a LearnLab. Third priority is given to courses using active/collaborative/cooperative learning techniques in conjunction with the use of media and computing technology.
First Time Teaching here? Need help?
First time users of this room are encouraged to schedule a training session with CMET. There is a wide array of technology available in these classrooms, and you are encouraged to work with CMET to make the best use of the space. Contact us!