Gain insight into the research on active learning pedagogies and learning space design that has shaped the Mosaic Initiative.

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To learn more about the research on Mosaic classrooms, please contact:

Tracey Birdwell, Ph.D.
Principal Instructional Technology Consultant
Indiana University

Designing & developing Mosaic

Research drives the Mosaic Initiative. One primary influence behind its theory and pedagogy was "Designing the next generation places of learning: Collaboration at the pedagogy-space-technology nexus" (Radcliffe, Wilson, Powell, & Tibbetts, 2008).

In this work, the authors encouraged critical and holistic consideration of the pedagogical, technological, and physical aspects of teaching and learning spaces and their interactions. Their pedagogy-space-technology framework (illustrated below) informed Mosaic's creation and design.
The PST framework (adopted from Radcliffe, 2008, p. 13)

IU publications

Morrone, A. S., Ouimet, J. A., Siering, G., & Arthur, I. T. (2014). Coffeehouse as classroom: Examination of a new style of active learning environment. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014(137), 41-51.

The article discusses the "Collaboration Café" at IU Bloomington, which provides faculty and students with a flexible, technology-rich, collaborative environment.

Selected articles

The following lend insight into the research behind active learning pedagogies and learning space design.