Conference Presentations

The Geometry of Learning

Experiences From the Arena Classroom
Delivered July 14, 2019
Presented by Amy Donohue, Jon Dorbolo, Joseph Pettibon, Erica Woekel
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Oregon State University, Texas A & M University-College Station

In 2015, Oregon State University's 300- and 600-seat arena classrooms welcomed their first students. Now, we have detailed analysis that measures the effectiveness of these classrooms. This session will discuss optimal pedagogical strategies for round classrooms, explain the IT infrastructure that makes these spaces successful, and provide insight into how data is analyzed for meaningful feedback. We'll share initial research on academic impact, faculty feedback, lessons learned, and next-generation trends in arena classroom design.