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MicroLab - Active Learning Classrooms

Since 2020, the University of Groningen has several Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) in use. These rooms consist of multiple digital screens, flexible and mobile chairs and tables, and possibilities to create different configurations for group work. Working in these classrooms enables teachers to implement active learning, a didactic method supported by the Universities’ strategic plan. Teachers who have already taught in these ALCs are very enthusiastic about it! Maybe you are curious or willing to experiment with active learning as well.

In this MicroLab, you will get acquainted with one of these ALCs and dive into active teaching and learning activities. You will discover and discuss the possibilities of active learning with your fellow teachers. We will assist and guide you to come up with ideas to use these classrooms for your own course(s).

Target group

University teachers lecturing small to medium-sized groups (approx. 60 students)




Online activities in the Brightspace learning environment and workshop on-site in one of the ALCs at Zernike Campus or City Center

Study load

Asynchronous online activities: 2.5 hours
Synchronous session: 2.5 hours

Course fee
Free of charge
Number of participants
Max. 25 participants
Main Language

Participants can choose:

  • Handing in the assignment(s) for assessment and receiving a certificate of competence if sufficient.
  • Receiving a certificate of participation.

During this MicroLab, we will support you and provide:

  • Help with exploring the features of the Active Learning Classrooms
  • Course (re)design tools and tips
  • Exchange of ideas with colleagues
  • Inspiration for your own course
  • Expertise in the area of active and blended learning

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this MicroLab you are able to:

  • Design appropriate active teaching and learning activities
  • Summarize the benefits of active learning for your courses
  • Use the facilities in the ALCs to enhance active learning
Last modified:13 March 2024 10.39 a.m.