Hybrid classrooms combine features from one or another of the styles named above. These highly interactive rooms are a cross between a maker space or studio and an active learning classroom. There are often mixed styles of seating, including lounge chairs, and heavy emphasis on writable surfaces, reconfigurable tables and chairs, and wireless technologies. Some rooms have temporary storage cubbies and supply closets. Hybrid classrooms are best for courses with minimal lecture and long stretches of groupwork involving ideation and iteration, rapid prototyping, or creative role playing. Faculty and students are encouraged to circulate around the room viewing each other’s work and sharing ideas. Hybrid rooms support many teaching and learning strategies but are ideal for special events like hackathons, design thinking seminars, coding workshops, and other multi-modal group projects that utilize emerging technologies.

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