ALT Lab (disambiguation)

ALT Lab: ALT Lab models and inspires connected learning for a networked world through faculty development, student engagement, communities of practice, and technology-enhanced active learning. We cultivate distinctive, deeper learning experiences fostered by high engagement for student success.

ALT Lab also refers to Academic Learning Transformation Lab.

See also

Alternative:

  • General: Choices, options, or possibilities.
  • Medicine: Natural, integrative, experimental or fringe.
  • Music: Underground or independent.
  • Media:Challenge existing powers, represent marginalized groups, foster horizontally networked communities.

Laboratory:

Academic: Of academia, the community of students and scholars engaged in higher education and research.

Transformation:

  • General:A thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance.
  • Education: Adult learning theory that describes the way adults change their worldviews through reflection and dialogue.
  • Genetics: An alteration of a cell that occurs when it absorbs exogenous genetic material.  Transformation occurs only under certain conditions, when cells are competent.
  • Physics.
  • Mathematics: Afunction that allows for greater understanding and flexibility for using data.
  • Linguistics.

Possibilities: Alternatives, potential.

Alt Space

  • Alt Space. Key to generating a non-breaking space, connecting parts of a whole regardless of formatting rules.
  • Alt Space. Key to modifying normal action, amplifying or altering it to fit ever-changing circumstances.

Potential Space: Existing outside the usual or conventional with profound power to influence or alter the mainstream, often realized only when sought.

  • Sociology: The “Public Sphere” of Jurgen Habermas.
  • Literature:The 9¾ platform at King’s Cross Rail Station in J.K. Rolling’s Harry Potter series.
  • Physiology: The possible anatomic cavity between two adjacent non-fixed structures that is not functional under normal physiological standards.
  • Government: The “Fourth Branch” or “Fourth Estate.”

Contact us

Academic Learning Transformation Lab - ALT Lab
1000 Floyd Ave, Suite 4102 | Richmond, Virginia 23284
altlab@vcu.edu | 804-827-5181

Last updated: April 27, 2016

Virginia Commonwealth University

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