[Case Study] UC Riverside XCITE Center’s Classroom of the Future

A Physics Professor's vision for a sustainable education led to a quest to create a classroom experience that would empower and inspire generations of learners.
[Case Study] UC Riverside XCITE Center’s Classroom of the Future
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In the pursuit of developing a sustainable classroom solution for their XCITE Center for Teaching and Learning, the University of California, Riverside (UCR) embarked on a journey to create an innovative space to test cutting-edge pedagogy and technology, with the goal of improving teaching and learning across different learning environments. 

To achieve this, UC Riverside adopted ThinkHub visual collaboration software, creating a ‘Classroom of the Future’ that enhances the overall student learning experience and caters to the needs of professors as they seek new ways to engage students and help them overcome barriers to learning.

It all started with Bahram Mobasher, Professor of Physics at UC Riverside, and a grant from NASA. Professor Mobasher's vision for sustainable education led to a quest to create a classroom experience that would empower and inspire generations of learners. He recognized that the next step in education was data visualization – a powerful tool that could enhance scientific understanding and spark interest in complex subject matters.

T1V Thinkhub and Planar video wall

The vast capabilities of the 27-foot interactive Planar video wall opened up new horizons for data display and exploration. Powered by ThinkHub, this video wall has the ability to accommodate multiple users and content of all sizes – facilitating real-time annotation and unlimited data sharing, adding to the richness of the learning experience.

Continue Reading: Look Inside UC Riverside XCITE Center’s Classroom of the Future

Is the high-visualization video wall that enables hands-on learning and peer-to-peer collaboration a model for classrooms going forward? Share your experiences in the comments below!

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Go to the profile of Hannah Zelmanski
4 months ago

Thanks for sharing this, Lisa! I know I've always learned faster with a more interactive, hands-on approach. I love how this encourages and supports collaboration amongst peers! 

Go to the profile of Matt Bercot
4 months ago

It's amazing how far technology has come. Imagine if we had something like this when we were in school. It would have made learning a lot more fun and engaging! I imagine this would also help students that are struggling with a subject or find it boring.

UC Riverside's endeavor to forge a sustainable, forward-thinking learning environment with their XCITE Center is truly remarkable. Their integration of cutting-edge technology like ThinkHub software demonstrates an impressive commitment to fostering innovation in pedagogy. The focus on data visualization as a means to deepen comprehension and generate enthusiasm for intricate subjects is a brilliant strategy for advancing learning methodologies.

It's inspiring to witness academia pushing boundaries to empower and inspire generations of learners. Thank you for sharing @Lisa Matthews, CTS - AVIXA