Innovation in Teaching at Centrale Nantes

The ICT department at Centrale Nantes supports the teaching staff in injecting innovation across the teaching programmes.


  • Provide teaching staff with technical and teaching support
  • Facilitate best practice exchanges, particularly via eCube seminars
  • Support the creation of digital content for interactive teaching
  • Develop teaching initiatives
  • Participate in the development of a digital campus


Supporting innovation in techniques and teaching

  • Monitoring of tools and practices
  • Evaluation of methods and lessons learnt
  • Learning scenarios
  • Teacher training for PhD students and new teachers blending classroom and distance learning


The teaching teams within the Centrale Nantes-Audencia-ensa Alliance work together to provide teachers with training and workshops on teaching innovation to enrich their practices on a daily basis via the a working group on teaching innovation (GRIP), eCube seminars: Teaching, Experiencing, Exchange (Centrale Nantes, Happy Learning (Audencia) and Educational Workshops (ENSA).

(LEFT) Posture with the choregrapher Loïc Touzé
(RIGHT) Teaching large groups with teaching advisor Jean-Loup Castaigne

eCube seminars: Lessons learnt to share best innovative practices.

Neurosciences and teaching, benefits of video in teaching, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) approach, Flipped Classroom, Active Learning, Interactive Whiteboard, Training for research with flipped seminars ... 3 years of lessons learnt with the teachers of the Alliance.


The ICT for Education team supports faculty in the creation of MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) content for technical courses (Probability, High Performance Computing) as well as more general courses. This initiative is supported by the RFI Atlanstic 2020.


  • Flipped classroom - three year project

  • Skills-based approach - Objective: Appropriate and integrate the skills-based approach into our teaching as part of the work carried out by the Ecoles Centrale Group through workshops with teachers.
  • Choice of elective courses - Objective: help first year students choose their elective classes via access to presentation videos and feedback from second and third years.
  • Explore the options - Objective: Help students choose their courses, provide course information to eligible applicants, businesses and staff.


46 seats, 2 cameras and 12 microphones, built-in power sockets, whiteboard and projector, feedback screens
Means: HD video-conferencing, recording, interactive whiteboard, collaborative applications
For: interactive classes, distance/local learning, experts at a distance, video laboratory links, seminars etc.
Collaboration between establishments, accessibility, innovative teaching, teaching continuity

UBL's Innovation Classroom

The PIXA classroom opened its doors in 2017on the Lombarderie campus. Open to members of the University of Bretagne Loire, it allows teachers to experiment with interactive and participative methods with the support of a project engineer.
Published on March 9, 2017 Updated on February 1, 2019