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 out the interactive video wall, tour a new flexible classroom, or immerse yourself in a virtual experience.
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.
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Course Partnerships and Projects
ARCH 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
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.
ARTE 475: Art Exhibition Practices
Students in Professor Bergmark's art exhibition course created a virtual reality focused exhibition in downtown Champaign.