"This site is meant to provide information, advice, examples of best practices, and inspiration to those using or thinking about using the exciting and challenging learning environments known as "Active Learning Classrooms" (ALCs). While it is based on and geared towards the ALCs at the University of Minnesota, we hope it will serve others as well.
"The new active learning classrooms (ALCs), many of them located in the Science Teaching and Student Services (STSS) building, offer a unique teaching and learning environment. There are a number of positives of working in these ALCs, including increased learning gains and students reporting high satisfaction with the learning environment. However, these spaces can present a number of teaching challenges, including: a room with no front or focal point; noise and other distractions that may impact individuals with certain learning disabilities; and a need for mastery of the technology."
Jim Lerman's insight:
This site reflects what seems to be a growing consensus regarding the optimal configuration for a generic classroom, at the present time.
Via NikolaosKourakos, Jim Lerman