What is the ILS?

The Innovative Learning Studio (ILS) is a collaborative and flexible space that can be used for a variety of group activities such as presentations, classes, group study, workshops, and training sessions.

students in the ILS

Faculty and Students in the ILS

When you use the Innovative Learning Studio, we’ll provide the technical support to help you integrate innovative technologies and applications into your teaching! We encourage faculty, especially, to use this innovative space to integrate apps and authoring tools into their courses. We are sure there are activities that we don’t know about yet but you will figure out - come and play in it!

As a requirement of using the room, you will be asked to provide us with feedback about how you used the room. Your feedback is essential as we explore the capabilities of this experimental space which we hope will serve as a model for future spaces across campus.

 

Available technologies

Apple TV's
24 iPads
16 laptops
3 wireless short throw projectors
2 52-inch monitors
Telephone

Other:
Wall-to-wall white boards
12 moveable/stackable tables
36 folding chairs

Use Guidelines

What you can use it for?

The Innovative Learning Studio (ILS) is a collaborative and flexible space that can be used for a variety of group activities such as presentations, classes, group study, workshops, training sessions, or other MSU-related events. It can also be used for individual presentation practice. We are sure there are activities that we don’t know about yet but you will figure out  - come and play in it!

Who can use it?

Activities that are part of course instruction have priority for this space, but it is open for use by any MSU-affiliated group on campus as long as one or more of the criteria below are met.

Reservations

This room must be reserved through the Library and is not intended for semester-long use.

Requests to book this space can be made via the Research Commons Librarian or Instructional Services Librarian (see contact information below). Please include details about room configuration and technology needs at the time of your request so we can ensure the room is ready for you

Reservation criteria (one or more):

1.      Enhancement of your teaching practice

2.      Part of a Center for Faculty Excellence initiative to improve pedagogy at MSU

3.      Need for equipment/technology applications not available elsewhere at MSU

4.      Need to use the room in advance of an instructional session to practice with state of the art technology

5.      As a requirement of using the room, you will be asked to provide us with feedback about how you used the room and the success (or not) of that use.                Feedback form can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ILStudio.

What is provided?

The space is equipped with 12 moveable/stackable tables and 36 chairs to allow the space to be configured in different ways as well as 3 wireless short-throw projectors and 2 large wireless monitors. 24 iPads are also available. Additionally, the Library has a cart of 16 laptops that can be brought in for use in the space. White-board paint covers most of the wall space and markers are provided. To see other available technology available for check out at the library see, http://guides.lib.montana.edu/techcheckouts.

Capacity

If tables and chairs are needed, the space will hold a maximum of 24.

By state code, the room cannot hold groups greater than 49.

For questions or to schedule use of the ILS:

Sheila Bonnand, Instructional Services Librarian, sbonnand@montana.edu or 994-4130

Mary Anne Hansen, Research Commons Librarian, mhansen@montana.ed or 994-3162

What Faculty are Saying

Quotes

"Loved the white board walls! They were extremely helpful for our purposes. What a great space!"


"iPads can be cumbersome to log into for the first time and this can frustrate students."


"It was a wonderful room and I hope to be able to use it again in the future."


"It was fantastic - can't wait to do more in the class!"


"We were interested in the high tech space to help us think outside our normal environments."


"Love the space and the personnel. Can't think of any improvements."

 

ILS In Use

view inside the ILS room

 

inside the ILS room

 

students and faculty inside the ILS