Poster Session

Helping Faculty Use an Active Learning Classroom

Faculty are used to teaching the way they learned, i.e. in a lecture style classroom. What happens when they suddenly find themselves in an Active Learning Classroom (ALC) where there is no head of the class? How can we help them make the transition from teacher-centered learning to student-centered learning and how does the actual classroom, itself, contribute to or detract from this capability? What technologies can really help? This session will cover how William Paterson University helped faculty to cross over between the two worlds – first through learning in an ALC, then actually teaching in an ALC.


William O’Donnell
AV Network Design Engineer
William Paterson University


Bill O’Donnell, CTS, is an AV Network Design Engineer from William Paterson University. On campus he is responsible for the design and project management of the classroom upgrades as well setting the AV requirements and qualifications for future renovations. Previously he was a senior solutions Engineer for Lockheed Martin as part of their Information systems and Government Solutions division and a senior unified communications consultant for AV Helpdesk. He is an active member of InfoComm and is a producer and writer for a monthly podcast called EdTech featured on Bill was featured as part of “Top 40 under 40: 2015 edition” in Commercial Integrator Magazine.