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The University of Oklahoma (OU) provides an example of how investing in technology-enhanced active learning spaces can be a catalyst for change in the teaching and learning process, and can lead to improved student engagement and success.


  • OU reimagined the classroom and searched for a better way of delivering teaching and learning.
  • In 2012, OU started its development of active learning spaces as a strategy to improve student engagement and outcomes.
  • The partnership with Dell Services and Intel for technology and professional support was paramount to the redesign of one of the active learning environments.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the benefits of creating active learning environments to improve student outcomes.
  • Identifies key questions to guide active learning classroom design.

Key questions answered

  • How can institutions enhance student engagement and outcomes with active learning classrooms?
  • Who should institutions partner with to create active learning classrooms?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations for the higher education industry

  • Recommendations for institutions
  • Recommendations for vendors

Creating active learning environments to improve student outcomes

  • Setting the business context
  • The role of ICT/services in solving the problem

Lessons learned

  • Build an appropriate structure for active learning environments
  • Offer incentives to encourage faculty buy-in for active learning spaces


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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