EDsession Program & Schedule
Designing Sensor-Rich Environments to Transform Active Learning
Tim Baird, Virginia Tech
Tanner Upthegrove, Virginia Tech
David Franusich, Virginia Tech
Andrew Kim, Steelcase
Wednesday, November 3
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
To increase student engagement and outcomes, educational institutions are shifting towards active learning classrooms. Using design strategies schools are integrating pedagogy, space and technology to create more effective learning environments. At Virginia Tech, the BUILD initiative (Boosting University Infrastructure for Learning+Discovery) is working to imagine and develop “the Smart University.” In this panel discussion, researchers will discuss strategies for creating ethical, sensor-rich environments to examine and improve student engagement, learning, and well-being across campus. Strategies integrate sensing techniques (e.g., audio, video, lidar, accelerometer), design innovations, and social science approaches.
Learning Objective 1:
Gain knowledge of Virginia Tech “Smart University” BUILD initiative and how it provides design considerations for the campus.
Learning Objective 2:
Review findings from three “smart classroom” projects - Computer-Vision to Examine Active Learning, AI Speech-to-Text, and Spatial Audio Capture.
Learning Objective 3:
Discuss on how emerging technologies can positively impact student engagement and support learners’ social and emotional needs.
Learning Objective 4:
Discuss on how emerging technologies hold the potential to address the issue of equity and inclusion.
AIA LU/HSW, IDCEC