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Burnside 511

Active Learning Classroom Burnside 511, Owen Egan


805 Sherbrooke Street West


38 plus a 12-seat seminar room


Burnside 511 offers multiple opportunities for students to be actively engaged in their own learning and collaborating with one another.

Alignment with Principles for Designing Teaching and Learning Spaces

Student-Faculty Interaction

  • Smaller podium to reduce separation and power relationship
  • Professor and students can move about easily
  • Screen sharing to promote shared responsibility for learning

    Active and Collaborative Learning

    • Flexible furniture promotes collaboration
    • Work surfaces provide adequate space for laptops and papers
    • Information sharing through collaborative technologies
    • Flexible computer access (laptops, desktops, internet)

    Supportive Campus Environment

    • Livability
      • Ventilation; temperature; comfortable furnishings
      • Inviting and welcoming aesthetics

    Photograph before renovation

    Further information about Active Learning Classrooms at McGill