Student Learning in the CIS Studio
Wednesday, June 25 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
As personal computers and the Internet became popular in the mid-1990s and early 2000s, colleges and universities constructed computer labs and classrooms for students to connect to the Internet. Now a decade later, as ultraportable computers, mobile devices, and an expectation for fast, reliable, wireless Internet access are the tools of the 21st century student, students visit today's learning spaces to connect with each other for social and collaborative learning. After creating the CIS Sandbox, a computer lab transformed into a campus destination for learning and exploring new technology, Bentley University transformed a PC classroom into the CIS Studio in 2013. The CIS Studio is a vibrant classroom space with reconfigurable tables and multiple displays to support “flipped classroom” pedagogy and active learning exercises. This paper presents preliminary results of student experiences learning in a Studio environment and recommendations for those designing Studio classrooms.