The work in the project will be conducted from an educational perspective where teachers and educational developers have the main role. Through Learning Lab Umeå, Umeå university will gain experience, knowledge and competence on how rooms, pedagogy and technology can be used in the work of developing the hybrid learning environments of the future.
The room that is a Learning Lab on campus is NAT.D.370 in the Natural Sciences House.
Possibilities with Learning Lab
The Learning Lab is an environment for developing and testing learning situations where students participate both physically on site and remotely, simultaneously and with equal opportunities. The premises is an opportunity for testing and demonstrating the interaction between educational forms, social conditions and spatial design, interior design and technology. The room is designed to develop and test hybrid solutions for collaboration within student groups, for example group work, reports, workshops and seminars.
Initially, Learning Lab Umeå is designed for a learning situation with teachers and a group of students in the premises on campus and a group of students individually connected online.
Equipment in the Learning Lab
On one of the walls of the room there are two large fixed screens. There is also a whiteboard with a whiteboard camera to easily share the content of the board with students participating remotely. To control the wall-mounted screens, camera and microphones in the room, there is a touch screen that is your control unit.
In the room there are six touch screens that are mounted on floor stands with wheels. The screens have built-in webcams and microphones that allow students in the room to interact with students participating online.
In the room there is also a Zoom Room which makes it easier when you want to carry out hybrid teaching. You can easily screen share from your computer to the room's screens for students who are on site, while remote participants take part of your presentation online.
If students participating on-site do not have their own computer, there are six tablets to borrow to interact with students participating remotely.
How do I book?
The possibility to book the Learning Lab is primarily reserved for teachers who have received funding to try hybrid teaching and the participants book the room in TimeEdit.
Information about funding to try hybrid teaching
Alternatively, a request can be sent to project manager Åse Tieva or facilitator Jonas Lindholm to check whether there are available resources to use the premises. The activity you plan to carry out should be in line with the project - i.e. hybrid teaching, preferably with a focus on student-active elements.