FLEXspace FREEZE Coming November 13!

 

FLEXspace is Getting a Facelift!

You spoke, we listened. An extensive effort is underway to redesign FLEXspace to be mobile, “user-friendly” and infused with new features to better serve the academic community. The “FLEXspace 2.0” prototype was unveiled this summer at the UBTech Conference to rave reviews! Please stop by our poster presentation at EDUCAUSE to get a hands-on demo of the new prototype!

We will FREEZE the FLEXspace Uploading Side of Things November 13th

In order to transition content to FLEXspace 2.0, we need to “freeze” the upload side of FLEXspace on Monday, Nov. 13th to create a clean data set to migrate to the new, custom platform.  This includes suspension of record editing and new account creation.

Have you been meaning to upload and showcase your latest and greatest learning spaces to the collection? Don’t delay – you can still upload new spaces until the freeze date.

And after the freeze date, as a registered FLEXspace user, you will still be able to view, browse and search the collection, create ‘image groups’ and tag your favorite spaces.

FLEXspace.org will share regular status updates – so please subscribe to the blog be notified as we move through this exciting growth process!

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SDSU Live Tour Showcases Active Learning Spaces and Learning Glass

 

We hope you were able to tune in to the live tour by James Frazee at San Diego State University, second in the new series of live virtual tours of campus learning spaces sponsored by the EDUCAUSE Learning Spaces Constituent Group.

Link to archive of live tour: https://youtu.be/PVz9dpFI5j4 

Check out FLEXspace for details of both SDSU spaces seen in the tour. These are just a few of the many Learning Research Studios and active learning spaces at SDSU. Search FLEXspace for more spaces at SDSU.

Learning Glass Studio – SSW 2667Learning Glass at SDSU

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DescriptionFriday, January 13 at 9am (Pacific Time) San Diego State University’s Director of Instructional Technology Services and Senior Academic Technology Officer, Dr. James P. Frazee, will provide a virtual tour of two of SDSU’s new Learning Research Studios. The ITS Learning Research Studios (LRS) provide innovative learning spaces for faculty to experiment with state-of-the-art instructional technologies and student-centered classroom design. Faculty who teach in the LRS spaces are encouraged to pursue scholarly research related to pedagogical innovations and are supported by ITS staff and a cohort of fellow LRS faculty. One of the LRS spaces being featured on Friday’s tour includes a large Learning Glass (AKA Lightboard) device situated within an active learning classroom. Learning Glass / Lightboard is new technology for delivering and recording lectures that allows instructors to write notes while maintaining face-to-face contact with students. Essentially, it’s a transparent whiteboard paired with a lecture capture system. This studio is also capable of “one-button” recording to a USB device, or automated recording through an integrated Mediasite capture system. Interested in building your own Learning Glass? We will describe the latest build and buy options available today.

Learning Constituent Group Spotlight Spaces

 

Take a look at these spaces discussed at EDUCAUSE 2017 in Philly.

Including spaces shared by:

  • Julie Johnston, Director of Learning Space, Indiana University
  • Rob Peregoodoff, Director Learning Services, University of British Columbia
  • Nicole Weber, Director of Learning Technology, University of Wisconsin Whitewater
  • Laurie Fox, Director and Manager of Educational Technology, SUNY Geneseo Assistant
  • Chuck Haberle  Asst VP for Academic Affairs, Academic Facilities and Technology Planning, Providence College
  • Matthew Wilk, Associate Director, Digital Classroom Services, Rutgers University
  • Andy Kuhar, Assistant Director of Learning Environments, The Ohio State University
  • Steve Bailey & Kate Slotek, Director (ACE) & Classroom Design & Development, University of Toronto
  • Adam Finkelstein, Educational Developer, Physical and Digital Learning Environments, McGill University

See the spaces in the PDF viewer below or click here to find the PDF slides:

Welcoming Computer Comforts as our new Gold Sponsor!

 

FLEXspace is thrilled to announce Computer Comforts, Inc. (CCI) as our new Gold Level sponsor partner! 

As we move from the current version of FLEXspace to the new and improved “FLEXspace 2.0,”  we modified our partnership structure to better align with the FLEXspace expanded feature set. And today, we’re excited to announce that Computer Comforts Inc. is our newest Gold Level Sponsor Partner! Learn more about their products on their new sponsor page here on the FLEXspace.org site.

computer comforts gold sponsorComputer Comforts, Inc. will be celebrating their 30 year anniversary at the Educause Conference this year. Visit booth #921 to see several new products, including a collaborative table with the patented Hide-Away LCD feature.  In addition, CCI has also furnished the Educause Attendee Lounge located at booth #815. This lounge will feature a wide variety of active learning furniture and soft seating. A great spot to rest your feet, plug-in and recharge your batteries!  @CompComfortsInc 

Inspiring Futures: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at FLEXspace

 

Check out the October 2017 issue of AV Technology Magazine where we’re featured

FLEXspace is fueled by continued support from longtime Founding Sponsor, Herman Miller, as well as SUNY, the CSU system and the Foothill-De Anza Community College District. Additionally, CCUMC, the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), InfoComm, and SCUP were early major supporters, and the growing list of corporate sponsors includes Crestron, FSR Inc., Sonic Foundry, Wolfvision, and Sony. 

Konrad+King is also providing substantial in-kind support in design and development of the highly anticipated 2017 mobile interface.

We can’t wait to meet new friends at EDUCAUSE soon! Come say Hi at our poster session on Wednesday, Nov. 1st, where you can get a hands-on demo of the new interface that will make you say “Wow!” In the meantime sign up for a FLEXspace account today!

Women in STEM – How Learning Spaces Contribute!

 
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The Next 10 Years: Helping STEM Students Thrive

The UB Women in STEM Cooperative is proud to debut the The Next 10 Years: Helping STEM Students Thrive series, an original online collaboration between Cornell University and the University at Buffalo featuring the perspectives of national thought leaders and institutional representatives about expanding the participation of women in undergraduate STEM education at different scales as informed through the lens of higher education trends, institutional practices, learning spaces and introductory undergraduate courses in STEM.

This interactive, online series will feature a different topic per month. Each session will kick off with a topic introduction by our distinguished thought leaders to be followed by institutional representatives from Cornell University and the University at Buffalo who will share insights from their respective campuses. Audience participants will also be able to join the conversation, ask your questions, share your experiences, build your networks, and learn more about effective evidence-based teaching practices.

On January 10, 2018, FLEXspace’s very own Lisa Stephens, PhD, Office of the SUNY Provost, will be on a panel discussing how Learning Spaces contribute.

Learn more and register at http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/womeninstem/index.html.

Library 2.017: MAKERSPACES Webinar

 

We’re excited to announce our third Library 2.017 mini-conferences: Makerspaces, which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 11th, from 12…

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Looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate with the Library 2.0 community. This is a perfect fit where campuses can contribute their library spaces to the FLEXspace collection so others can browse and seek inspiration and lessons learned. 

USC Upstate tour – Indiana University

 

For those who missed the live tour for the University of South Carolina – Spartanburg, here is the recording. Thanks Julie Johnston for sharing! Check out further details about this space in FLEXspace.  

https://iu.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/t/1_57k8ei9b  Thank you to our colleagues for participating!

 

 

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For those who missed the live tour for the University of South Carolina – Spartanburg, here is the recording. Thanks Julie Johnston for sharing! Check out further details about this space in FLEXspace.   https://iu.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/t/1_57k8ei9b  Thank you to our colleagues for participating!

Make it at ‘mkrspace’: ASU hub of creative creation

 

The “maker movement” is alive at ASU. Hayden Library is hosting “Maker Monday” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in its second-floor “mkrspace.” The event uses creativity and innovation to celebrate the library’s 50th anniversary.

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The Maker Movement – is your campus a part of it? What kinds of learning spaces are you building or redesigning to support it?