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Exploring Faculty Barriers in a New Active Learning Classroom: A Divide and Conquer Approach to Support

Sarah McCorkle


This qualitative study uses an emergent design to explore the experiences of faculty teaching in a newly renovated, large-capacity Active Learning Classroom (ALC). The present study takes first- and second-order barriers (Ertmer, 1999) into consideration for a specific type of technology-integrated classroom, the ALC, and looks at faculty barriers to implementing active learning and utilizing active learning spaces. By acknowledging barriers and identifying those which are extrinsic and intrinsic, faculty and faculty support staff can begin to address barriers more effectively

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