Interactive Large Class Teaching Spaces

William McGrath, University of AucklandPart of XW13

In an era of tightening budgets, considerable pressure is put on tertiary education providers to consider delivering classes to larger audiences. Large Class Teaching is the term often coined where classes are larger than 60.

The Faculty of Education at the University of Auckland has been working on ways to promote active learning in these classes, facilitated by an appropriate mix of technology and teaching methods.

This presentation will discuss the tools provided to academic staff to make their sessions interactive and engaging, and the ways they can leverage the technology to get a better handle on what progress their students are making.

William is a Macintosh systems specialist at the University of Auckland. His work involves the planning and implementation of Apple technology for use in teaching, learning and research. He oversees the deployment and management of over 600 Macintosh computers across campus and advises the university on best practice when it comes to managing Apple technology.