In the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology, we have conducted several research studies about the effectiveness of TILE classrooms. Beginning in fall 2010, when we examined student learning outcomes in relation to the outcomes of students who took the same course in a traditional classroom, through fall 2013, we have been actively examining the factors associated with student success in TILE classrooms.

We have conducted a variety of studies of student learning outcomes in TILE classrooms (Van Horne and colleagues, 2014, 2012). Our research has focused on how instructors implement new teaching strategies in TILE classrooms. More recently, we have conducted an exploratory study to examine the assessment strategies that instructors, who are new to TILE classrooms, implement when they begin teaching in TILE.


  • Sam Van Horne, Ph.D., assessment director of the ITS Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology
  • Julie Jessop, associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
  • Cornelia Lang, associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Students working on laptops in groups in a TILE classroom