ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - No desks. No chalkboards. No front of the room.
University of New Mexico students are taking classes in a new building that features classrooms with a focus on group learning.
Desks are replaced with round tables, and technology is used for everything from real-time feedback for pop quizzes to instant presentations of in-class work.
The innovative designs of the classrooms are based on studies that show students like to learn by doing and by collaborating.
"The research suggests not only do students absorb and retain that information, but there is a higher rate of attendance in classes," said Aeron Haynie, director of the UNM Center for Teaching Excellence.
The classrooms are in the $9 million Collaborative Teaching and Learning building, which just opened in September.
Santa Fe police are working on a new way to put a stop to busy burglars. Instead of throwing them in jail they want to put them rehab.
A winter storm warning has been issued for Albuquerque and surrounding areas through 11 p.m. Thursday.
Tempers flared Wednesday night at the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education meeting as the firestorm over teacher evaluations and student testing continues.
An Albuquerque man says an emergency vet clinic turned away his dying dog because he didn't have enough cash in his pocket to pay to save him. The dog later died.
Closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday in the final sentencing phase of John McCluskey's federal murder trial. The same jury that convicted him of killing an Oklahoma couple, must now decide whether McCluskey should face the death penalty.
Today’s top weather and news stories with Elizabeth Alvarez, Matt Mauro and meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke.
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* N.E. Heights Winter Storm
*Weather in the West
* Sheriff Houston
* Toys for Tots
* Winter Weather Coverage
* Board of Education Meeting
* DWI Laws
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