Queen's Active Learning Classrooms

Queen's

Active Learning Classrooms

Active Learning Classrooms

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Ellis Hall Room 333 - Round Tables and Interactive Displays

“Ellis 333 is a fantastic classroom.  My students loved the technology and loved the ability to interact with each other on a regular basis.” —Instructor

 

Capacity: 70

This classroom allows for groups of six to work collaboratively on an interactive display and to be able to screen share to encourage student driven learning.

  • Chairs on wheels with 6 students per round table
  • Each table has a built-in computer with a wall-mounted interactive display featuring amplified speakers.
  • At the centre of the table are 6 power outlets and VGA and HDMI connections for students' devices
  • In “collaboration mode”, each table will work independently (audio heard and video seen at each table corresponds to the device plugged in at each table)
  • In “presentation mode”, the same audio and video will be seen/heard at each table.
  • A podium with an interactive display, an LCD touch screen controller, an ethernet jack and VGA with audio and HDMI connectivity for the instructor’s device
  • Microphones include a hand-held wireless to be given to whichever table is presenting, and one wireless lavalier for the instructor. 
  • Students presenting assignments in Ellis 333

    Students presenting assignments in Ellis 333

  • Smart boards at each station allow students to connect to material

    Smart boards at each station allow students to connect to material

  • Students discussing assignments in Ellis 333

    Students discussing assignments in Ellis 333

  • With the ability to project images onto all screens or just one, conversation can be focused centrally or on individual groups

    With the ability to project images onto all screens or just one, conversation can be focused centrally or on individual groups

  • Students aren't the only ones to benefit - faculty members participate in a workshop in Ellis 333

    Students aren't the only ones to benefit - faculty members participate in a workshop in Ellis 333

Testimonials

"It’s AMAZING!! Keep me in that room and I will always be in class.”—4th year student

“I enjoyed working in the classroom because it was different than any courses I have experienced so far at Queens.” – 3rd year student

“It is a great thing that should be made permanent here at Queen's!”—2nd year student

"Using the inverted classroom model, I could not have done this in a lecture room, and not very well in a seminar room. Lecture rooms are not set up to have small group discussions and to do collective work. They are set up to have one large group, directed discussion, with the prof at the head of the table.” —Instructor

“Ellis 333 is a fantastic classroom.  My students loved the technology and loved the ability to interact with each other on a regular basis.” —Instructor