How a 21st-Century Learning Environment Helps Students Master Tough Subjects
Julia Schmalz, The Chronicle of Higher Education
How do you turn a shopping mall into a 21st-century classroom? For Austin Community College in Texas, the answer includes lots of open space, a large computer lab, and a commitment to individual attention.
In the college's ACCelerator facility, which opened in 2014, instructors work with small groups of students, at their own pace, to help them master challenging subjects like mathematics. The environment emphasizes ultra-personalized learning and pro-active services, including group advising, academic coaching, adult education, and tutoring.