InterLACE (Interactive Learning and Collaboration Environment) is an interactive digital white-board interface for putting student ideas at the center of discussion and enhancing collaboration and peer-to-peer learning. InterLACE quickly and easily captures and shares student work, transforming classrooms from lectures based on "what the teacher knows" to interactive discussions based on "what the students think." Co-designed with high school science teachers as part of an NSF sponsored research project, InterLACE has been incorporated into classrooms throughout New England to support active learning pedagogies.
The on-going NSF-sponsored research project InterLACE (Interactive Learning and Collaboration Environment) at Tufts University spun off to a commercialized product called Visual Classrooms. Supporting individual classroom use as well as LMS (Learning Management Systems) integration, teachers can sign up for an account and start using it now at visualclassrooms.com.
Funding and Thanks
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1119321. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.