With UCF moving in the direction of active learning classrooms, we need a space to “play” with the furniture and technologies we are considering using. The Sandbox is a collaboration among the Faculty Center, the Office of Instructional Resources (OIR), and UCF Information Technology (IT). This is a space where faculty can experiment with and apply various pedagogies, furniture layouts, collaborative tools, and digital technologies to enhance teaching and learning. See the video below, courtesy of CDL Video Services, for more information about the Sandbox.
Can I Teach in the Sandbox?
To teach in the Sandbox, you must complete an application and a training Webcourse beforehand. The application can be accessed here. If you have previously taught in the room and would like to do so again, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information about your class:
- Course name and number,
- Class days and times, and
- Expected enrollment.
Once we have your information, we can add it into consideration for the room’s schedule.