Make sure students can benefit from exceptional learning experiences in more than just a few classrooms on campus. By simply adding Tidebreak’s software, every classroom can be a state-of-the-art collaborative learning space.
Students develop problem-solving and other higher-order skills through interactions with faculty, course content, and each other. To support such learning, all students need to be actively engaged in course activities with technologies that help all students participate.
Transforming learning on a campus requires more than just a handful of advanced-capability showcase classrooms. Forward-looking institutions need solutions that put appropriate technologies in every classroom, and yet can be cost-effectively supported at that scale. Selecting both the right technology and the right support model is crucial in any proposed solution.
Just as students need to see models of best practices for collaborative learning, faculty need help in planning how to best use new technologies effectively. The way in which this support is delivered will largely determine the success or failure of transformation initiatives.
Tidebreak enabled spaces help faculty guide students through several different stages of active learning. Students learn to participate more actively and ultimately take responsibility for guiding their own collaborative learning activities.
Students stop being an audience and start participating interactively.
Start with any “standard” classroom on campus, which can be easily upgraded to allow students to more fully participate in class. Students learn to think critically about material presented rather than just passively observing presentations.
Product: ClassSpot PBL
Students work together in teams while faculty guide them towards best practices.
Adding team-based learning classrooms (i.e. “SCALE-UP” or “PBL” rooms) extends the idea of active learning, giving students practice working together in groups.
Students work together in teams independently applying best practices they learned in class.
Once students have practiced advanced collaboration techniques under faculty guidance, they can apply these skills when they work in libraries, group study areas, and other informal learning spaces.
Tidebreak’s solutions support a wide variety of different teaching approaches, making it simple for faculty to engage students in creative ways to enhance learning.