We’re excited to debut the Mosaic Initiative blog just two years after the launch of Indiana University’s active learning initiative in October, 2015. Through this blog we want to share our evolving story, including our successes and lessons learned, from the launch of the Mosaic Initiative to the present. We hope that no matter where you are on the journey to design and develop learning spaces and to support the instructors and students who inhabit them, you will find something useful here.
This blog is a platform for the many IU stakeholders — faculty, students, staff, and administrators–to share their contributions to the Mosaic Initiative.
Our instructors will share examples of how they are teaching in our learning spaces, including their use of specific tools and technologies, example activities and suggestions for classroom management They will discuss their experiences in both encountering and overcoming obstacles (as well as working with obstacles that remain). IU instructors will also explain how they translate lessons learned in our Mosaic classrooms back to traditional learning spaces. And, they will reveal conceptual shifts in thinking about teaching as well as the epiphanies inspired by their engagement with active learning classrooms inspired.
Students will share their experiences learning in active learning classrooms.. Students will talk about how they wish their instructors would leverage both active learning and traditional classrooms. And, students will share from their perspective, what they want instructors to know about teaching in these spaces.
Staff and Administrators
Mosaic Initiative staff, our learning spaces team, and other IU staff and administrators will share their stories about developing our active learning classrooms and support for faculty and students who teach and learn in these spaces.
Those involved with research on active learning classrooms at IU, including instructors, staff and students, will share their findings. Broader resources for research on active learning classrooms – including articles, new research questions about learning spaces and tools for research – will also be shared here.
For more information about what the Mosaic Initiative is doing related to events, resources, research, and more; visit mosaic.iu.edu.