Each year, academic professionals and technology providers gather atEducause, a conference dedicated to higher education IT. The conference brings together thought-leaders from around the globe to learn, collaborate and network. Steelcase Education had a significant presence at the 2017 fall conference in Philadelphia. Danielle Dion, library director at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas, shared a keynote presentation about the impact of the Steelcase Education Active Learning Center Grant partnership on her school and community.
Dion described how theUniversity of Saint Mary (USM) prides itself on innovation and evolving education. A campus-wide active learning philosophy asks instructors to create a student learner-centered environment. This is established through active learning curriculum strategies that increase social learning, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and experimentation.