ARMORY INNOVATION SPACES
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Important Dates  

Time:
10:00 AM–12:00 PM Thursday Aug 24, 2017
Location:

Armory 249

Description:

Workshop on using the Grade Center in Compass2g.

Website: Link
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:00 PM–4:00 PM Friday Aug 25, 2017
Location:

Room 428, Armory Building: 505 East Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL *Please remember to bring your laptop.* 

Description:

In this hands-on workshop participants will practice building and organizing content within the Illinois Compass 2g environment, including teaching tools and the Grade Center. The workshop facilitator will also provide examples of best practices drawn from research on teaching and learning in both online and face-to-face settings.

Please bring your own laptop (the room does not have resident computers for each training participant). Armory 428 is designed as a flexible learning space and it should be a fulfilling experience for our guests.

We recommend entering through the Armory building's Southwest corner near the intersection of Fourth and Gregory (across from Huff Hall) and then taking the elevator to the 4th floor. Please try to arrive 15 minutes before the start time.  We look forward to working with you!

http://go.illinois.edu/armorymap

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:00 PM–4:00 PM Wednesday Aug 30, 2017
Location:

Armory 428

Description:

Workshop focusing on creating and deploying online tests and quizzes in Compass2g.

Website: Link
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
2:00 PM–3:00 PM Friday Sep 1, 2017
Location:

Room 428, Armory Building: 505 East Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL *Please remember to bring your laptop.* 

Description:

In this hands-on workshop participants will practice building and organizing content within the Illinois Compass 2g environment, including teaching tools and the Grade Center. The workshop facilitator will also provide examples of best practices drawn from research on teaching and learning in both online and face-to-face settings.

Please bring your own laptop (the room does not have resident computers for each training participant). Armory 428 is designed as a flexible learning space and it should be a fulfilling experience for our guests.

We recommend entering through the Armory building's Southwest corner near the intersection of Fourth and Gregory (across from Huff Hall) and then taking the elevator to the 4th floor. Please try to arrive 15 minutes before the start time.  We look forward to working with you!

http://go.illinois.edu/armorymap

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Opening This Fall

Come and explore CITL's new Armory Innovation Spaces designed to foster discovery, innovation, and problem solving to help transform learning across campus. Whether you're faculty looking to reinvent your course, a student group interested in sharing your expertise, or an individual exploring new technologies - our spaces are open to all. 

The Armory Innovation Spaces include the Illinois Innovation Studio, a 25 seat interactive, visualization space; the Illinois Innovation TechHub, a technology exploration and experimentation space; the Virtual Reality Lab, for research and design of immersive educational experiences; and the Illinois Innovation Classroom, a one-of-a-kind, mixed-seating iFlex classroom for up to 45 students.

Stop by the Armory Innovation Spaces today to explore an emerging technology, try our the interactive video wall, tour a new flexible classroom, or immerse yourself in a virtual experience.

The Illinois Innovation Studio artist rendering
The Illinois Innovation TechHub
Lucas Anderson exploring the HTC Vive headset


Get involved

The Armory Innovation Spaces offer unique opportunities for everyone to get involved in transforming teaching and learning at the University of Illinois. Here are just a few ideas.

Faculty: Work with our consultants to explore an emerging technology or re-imagine your teaching. Share your passion in our Teaching Innovations Seminar Series. Partner with us on project-based activities or let CITL serve as your client for real-world learning opportunities. Schedule your course or class session in one of our new Armory Innovation Spaces.

Students: Explore the latest technologies in our hands-on, interactive exhibits. Schedule a virtual reality experience. Collaborate with your teammates on project-based work in a high-tech ideation space. Practice your presentation skills at open mic night or share your expertise through student led workshops.

Campus Units: Reach more students with a sponsored exhibit in the TechHub. Join the consortium of open-access spaces on campus for cross promotion and referrals.

Corporate Partners: Increase exposure to your latest products through a featured exhibit or in-kind donation. Sponsor a showcase event to highlight the educational impact of your products and services. Work with us to gather student input and feedback.

We'd love to hear your ideas! Contact us using the Get Involved button, below.
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Course Partnerships and Projects

CIV courseARCH 571: Digital Technology and the Analog Object

Architecture professors John Stallmeyer and Hugh Swiatek created their course ARCH 571: Digital Technology and the Analog Object around a semester long project in which students are designing a suite of furniture for use in the Illinois Innovation Studio. The project involves five student groups, each producing a design concept for the suite of furnishing and a working prototype of the main worktable to be used within the space. View the photo gallery

 

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ENG 333/598 Creativity, Innovation and Vision

Students in the CIV course, lead by Bruce Litchfield, Esteban Gast, and Keilin Tarum Jahnke, completed a one-week ideation project with CITL representatives serving as real-world clients, and the students working as creative consultants to brainstorm the most effective use of the new innovation studio. 

 

 

 

student exhibit in downtown gallery for ARTE 475: Art Exhibition Practices course

 

ARTE 475: Art Exhibition Practices

Students in Professor Bergmark's art exhibition course created a virtual reality focused exhibition in downtown Champaign.