Odegaard Library and UW Information Technology’s collaborative research team studied the experiences of instructors and students in the Odegaard Library Active Learning Classrooms for two years, including Nyan-Ping Bi's First-Year Chinese for Non-Heritage Learners course. Year 1 focused on the effects the ALC had on teaching and learning; read the full report here.
In year 2 of their research, they created four Active Learning Classroom profiles; read about their methods here.The profiles focussed on the following:
- a “day in the life” of the ALC course
- the course’s pedagogical goals and challenges
- student experiences in the course
- overall best practices that can be applied to active learning and traditional classrooms alike.