In an active-learning classroom, or ALC, students engage in collaboration, problem- solving, listening and discussion. Unlike traditional classrooms, these rooms put students at the center, often seated together around tables featuring connections to shared displays. Currently, Appalachian State University has (7) of these ALCs across campus (see images below).
In an effort to continue to grow the number of Active Learning Classrooms, the Learning Spaces Advisory group is coordinating with the ITS Class Tech Team and the College Deans for funding, planning and implementation of 1-2 ALCs installed per academic year. The associated costs for an ALC are roughly $50,000 - $100,000 depending on costs for furniture, technologies, and other room considerations. The Learning Spaces Advisory Group has created an ALC request form for the College Deans to request a space consideration for a new ALC. The Learning Spaces Advisory Group will look at all requests and set priorities based on needs - including space and technology requirements - as well as available funding.