October ’15 Update – FLEXspace continues to grow!

Growth Stats

LisaEduComm15picThe SUNY Task Group launched in 2011, presenting outcomes at CCUMC 2012. Following a “listening tour” the Flexible Learning Environments eXchange (FLEXspace) beta system was introduced in 2013 as a community of practice to share images and attributes of innovative learning spaces.

Production 1.0 was unveiled at ELI 2014 and now “the numbers tell the story”

2013 Feb 2014 Sept 2015
Total number of Records (~ indicates approximation) ~ 50 ~300 928

(474 published)

Unique Accounts 50 758 1214
.EDU Institutions 20 409 564
Public 268 369
Private 132 191
Very Large/Large 102 127
Medium 86 134
Small/Very Small ~68 121
Community College 53 82
K-12 16 25
Other (independent, consortia, int’l, library systems) 55 95
Organizations / Vendors / Architectural / Test Accts. 15 42 57
Geographic Distribution 2013 Feb 2014 Sept 2015
USA ~ 50 387 546
Canada 21 30
UK 18 24
JISC (UK standards) 15 21

Additional Countries: Australia, Germany, France, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, UAE, Portugal, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Finland, Netherlands, Chile, Denmark, India, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Puerto Rico, Spain, Belgium, Colombia

FLEXspace membership has been driven by word-of-mouth at conference presentations, social media, and trade/academic articles:

  • EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) – Denver (‘14) New Orleans (‘15), San Antonio (‘16)
  • EDUCAUSE Annual Conference Anaheim (’13), Orlando (’14 – Keynote Highlight “call out”)
  • Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) St. Louis (’14 and ‘15)
  • SUNY Technology Conference (STC)– Lake Placid (’14)
  • SCUP-49 – Pittsburgh (‘14), SCUP 50 – Chicago (‘15), SCUP 51 (Vancouver ’16 – submitted)
  • NMC “Rearranging Learning Spaces” Webinar (’14)
  • CCUMC –Las Vegas (’13), Portland (’14), Pittsburgh (‘15)
  • ELI Focus Session “Re-imagining Learning Spaces” Webinar (’14)
  • SUNY (CIT) Conference on Instruction & Technology – Oneonta (’12) Plattsburgh (’13) Geneseo (’14), Cornell (’15) and Potsdam (’16)
  • InfoComm – Orlando, EduComm/CorpComm – Atlanta (’15)
  • Academic Impressions Webinars (Dana Gierdowski, Rebecca Frazee) (’14), 14th, 2015

FLEXspace Highlighted at EduComm Expo ’15

EduComm Expo Session Reveals How Colleges Can Gain a Great ROI from Physical Spaces

Tech experts discuss how colleges can leverage the technology in physical spaces on campus to boost a college’s ROI.
Ryan Berndt,Regional Manager of Education Market Development for Crestron reveals how colleges can give students a great experience with their physical spaces.

Ryan Berndt,Regional Manager of Education Market Development for Crestron reveals how colleges can give students a great experience with their physical spaces.

“During the session called “Mission Critical Technologies of the Higher Ed Classroom” at the EduComm Expo, tech experts Lisa Stephens and Ryan Berndt covered how colleges can reap a decent ROI from physical spaces.” ….Read more of the original article in HigherEd Tech Decisions (Oct. 3, 2015)

Use An Online Repository to Build Learning Spaces and Con­vince Admin­istra­tors To Invest

Colleges can use online repository resources to design a new campus space and convince administrator’s the investment is worth it.

HigherEd Tech Decisions Guide

Click image to download the HigherEd Tech Decisions “Deep Dive” Guide from their website

Check out this guide in HigherEd Tech Decisions, June 2015, that  presents how colleges can use FLEXspace to:

  • Display details and pictures of their learning spaces on the portal, and use the portal to view other colleges’ projects
  • Encourage end users to leave comments and review other peers’ comments
  • Create a portfolio of “dream” learning spaces using photos and descriptions from other colleges’ projects