Online Learning Experience (OLE)
The Online Learning Experience (OLE) is online learning for online learning.;
it is a unique online faculty development experience for VCU faculty and staff
who have taught or who will be teaching online. We believe OLE is a model of
what’s possible through a paradigm called Connected Learning.
[Structured professional learning opportunities]
Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs)
Join or propose an interdisciplinary group of VCU faculty and engage in active, collaborative exploration around a common, interest- driven topic related to teaching and learning.
Brown Bag Lunch Series
Join ALT Lab as we share and explore with VCU departments and schools. Our Brown Bag Lunch Series provides opportunities for faculty to engage in discussions on emerging teaching and learning issues, connect with colleagues, and showcase innovative practices.
ALT Lab Agora
Every Wednesday and Thursday, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., join the ALT Lab team in our informal learning space (in the center of Suite 4102 in the Academic Learning Commons). ALT Lab Agora is part coffee shop (there WILL be coffee!), part meeting ground. There is no formal agenda, no dedicated theme or topic. There will be "shop talk;" that is, we'll be talking about teaching and learning, and we'll be available to answer individual questions, break off into small groups as need be, or do whatever works with whoever is around. Click here to add the Agora to your Google Calendar.
Located in the Academic Learning Commons (ALC 4110), the Incubator Classroom is a state-of-the-art learning space designed to support VCU faculty members and students as they explore and study innovative teaching and learning practices in new, flexible, high-tech learning spaces,
Explore the Incubator Classroom
Innovative Learning Media
Whether teaching online or face-to-face, weaving media into the design of your course can really help to bring your subject matter to life for your students. ALT Lab helps faculty to become media content creators; whether it be short videos, podcasts, digital stories, and more.
Gaming + Learning Lounge
The VCU ALT Lab Gaming + Learning Lounge is designed for active exploration of the affordances of gaming for learning. Our growing collection of video games are chosen specifically to allow for "serious play" and "hard fun." The space is available for learning through gameplay and game design as part of our commitment to technology-enhanced active learning.