Collaborative Learning Webinar Series

Please join us for the LSC Webinar The Story of the University of Arizona: Transforming How and Where Learning Happens (Implementing an AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative) on May 5th at 3:30pm EDT. This webinar will focus on implementing a redesign of STEM learning, based on evidence-based practices, integrating attention to the teaching practices and to the learning spaces at the University of Arizona.

All interested faculty and staff are welcome to view the webinar on Tuesday, May 5th from 2:30 until 4:00 (with discussion to follow) in room 428 Armory. Light refreshments will be served. Directions: Enter Armory from southwest entrance, and take the turquoise elevator to the 4th floor. Room 428 is just off the elevator.

For a snapshot of their efforts, supported through the AAU STEM initiative, please view this youtube video that tells the story of UA’s pilot Collaborative Learning Spaces Project.

Whether or not questions about “how big can a space be?” are driving your planning, the UA story is one of attention to culture change as foundational to transforming STEM learning. Whether or not you are working with RI institutions or predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUI), the process by which UA is redefining how STEM learning happens and how to shape a comprehensive, interdisciplinary institutional effort to ensure success will be of value.

Please also put the June 10th LSC Webinar on your schedule. The thrust of this webinar is how to reinvent the concept of the Maker Spaces, capturing the experience of the workshop orchestrated by the LSC and the Epicenter at the at Stanford (sponsored by VentureWell).

Previous Webinars in the series

LSC Webinar – Classrooms for Flipped or Blended Learning
Wednesday April 15th 2:30 – 4:00, Armory 428


  • Probing the Inverted Classroom – Nancy Lape (Engineering), PI; Rachel Levy (Mathematics), co-PI; Darryl Yong (Mathematics), co-PI – Harvey Mudd College
    A Controlled Study of Teaching and Learning Outcomes in Undergraduate Chemistry, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Southern Blend by Carl Straumsheim – Inside Higher Ed
    After three years of experimenting with blended learning, leaders of the Associated Colleges of the South feel a movement is growing, but they aren’t sure if the push will last. The association, which consists of 16 liberal arts institutions across 12 Southern states, made blended learning one of its formal programs in the fall of 2011.
  • Collaboration: A Primer by Amanda Hagood, Director of Blended Learning, Associated Colleges of the South, and Grace Pang, Program Officer, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education


CITES hosted the Innovative Collaborative Learning Environments webinar on March in Armory 428. It was a really well-done examination of ALCs at several, quite different universities around the country (small liberal arts to large publics, in Pittsburgh, Texas and Florida). For those who weren’t able to make it, the event was livetweeted from @iFlex_Illinois and we have compiled those tweets here:

View the story “Innovative Collaborative Learning Environments” on Storify

The Learning Spaces Interest Group is composed of faculty and staff on this campus who are developing, supporting, researching, or teaching in active and collaborative learning spaces. The Webinar Series looks at teaching and learning spaces on campuses across the nation. Monthly meetings on 2nd Thursday mornings tour and discuss our own campus developments. Invite a friend to subscribe at:

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