Welcome to our active learning collection!

Combining pedagogy, technology, and learning spaces to enhance student learning

“It is the one who does the work who does the learning.”
–Terry Doyle, Learner-Centered Teaching, 2008

This site first emerged from discussions with WPI faculty members active in the Teaching and Learning Journal Club in the Biology & Biotechnology Department. Our initial purpose was to showcase examples of Think-Pair-Share and other simple active and collaborative learning techniques being used by WPI faculty to engage students in class and to gather formative feedback. With the introduction of WPI’s first “official” active learning classrooms in the Foisie Innovation Studio, the purpose of this site has expanded to provide information about the affordances that learning spaces can provide for learner-centered instruction that emphasizes peer-to-peer and student-instructor interaction.