Active learning space planning: Measuring higher ed classroom performance, utilization, and ROI

Kristen Marie Ambrose, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal, Director of Research and Development
RATIO Architects

As the benefits of active learning pedagogy become evident, traditional learning spaces are going to the wayside – but what is the right mix of spaces, capacity, and utilization rates that deliver high ROI for new learning space initiatives? In this session, Kristen Ambrose explores how TERP (Teach, Engage, Respond, Participate) active learning classrooms are performing at the University of Maryland (UMD) with findings from the classrooms' design and post-occupancy use. She summarizes best practices to support student engagement in general education courses, demonstrates the ROI, performance, utilization, and learning outcomes assessment through student and faculty surveys, and establishes criteria to measure active learning effectiveness.

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Forum M
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 11:45am-12:40pm
Continuing Education
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