Curran: I am using an active learning space in Wilson Hall with a class of 80 students. It’s great for changing the dynamic of my class. I’m not on a stage, and they aren’t all forced to face me at attention. As a result, students are much more relaxed, more like a discussion with each other and with me. We use the space for collaborative group work, for problem-based labs. It’s perfect when 80 people need to bring laptops to look at their data. We also illustrate things with the whiteboards to draw flow charts, cause-and-effect, formulas, and distributions. Students also write out and share hypotheses based on research questions.