Educational Equity and the Classroom: Designing Learning-Ready Spaces for All Students


To ensure equitable learning experiences, campuses can build scalable learning-ready spaces that support the multiple teaching identities and philosopy

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Please read this great contribution to our field by Dr. Maggie Beers and Teggin Summers in the latest issue of the EDUCAUSE Review. Great example of using the LSRS in learning space strategic planning. 

FLEXspace at UBTech 2018 in Vegas – Registration Discount with FLEXspace code


FLEXspace is a program sponsor at the UBTech conference in Vegas this year, and we want to make sure that you take advantage of our discount as needed. Feel free to share far and wide! UBTech registration at 50% off Discount Code: FLEXspace2018 If you've already registered at full price,  please contact us for details.  See you [...]

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Live Tour of Penn State Learning Spaces Today!


Don't miss this live tour of PEnn State TODAY! WeDNESDAY May 9th, 1130am EDT Hosted by the Learning Spaces Constituent Group. Wednesday, May 9th 11:30pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) Meeting number in Zoom   Design Experiences Lab, Immersive Experiences Lab, Shared Experiences Lab, The Dreamery, Eng Unit B Find links to the recorded archives [...]

Reframing Learning with Learning Glass and Lightboard | EDUCAUSE


A few years back, two professors who had previously only taught in face-to-face courses found themselves developing online courses, deprived of their beloved chalkboards. Matt Anderson at San Diego State University and Michael Peshkin at Northwestern University knew they wanted to preserve the immediacy afforded by drawing by hand while lecturing, but turning away from the camera to draw was even more unacceptable than turning away from a live classroom.

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So proud of the collaboration between San Diego State University and Northwestern around this innovative learning technology. How will you use it on your campus? STEM? Art? What else?

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FLEXspace Workshop at EDUCAUSE ’18 in Denver!


Just wanted to share the great news that our full day pre-conference workshop proposal was accepted! Tools, Traits and Teams: Planning & Assessing Effective Learning Spaces, was accepted for a full-day pre-conference workshop at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2018 to be held on Tuesday, October 30 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Denver, Colorado.   Track: Leading and Partnering Across the Institution Description: The workshop [...]

State Filings Seem To Contradict SDSU West Pitch That The University Is Out Of Space | KPBS


San Diego State University appears to be using its classrooms less efficiently than the state would like. The university says the state’s guidelines are out of touch with how campuses are used.

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We all struggle with 'space utilization' numbers. We've heard from many FLEXspace members who say they get push-back when 'losing seats' after redesigning classrooms into active learning spaces, in addition to concern for classroom capacities in general. How is your campus addressing this issue? 

Decreasing Campus Energy Use With Flexible Classrooms and e-Learning


The Australian National University is preparing an Energy Master Plan. The aim is "... to create an Australian world class energy efficient, low-carbon, least-cost campus ...". One target in the existing ANU Environmental Management Plan 2017-2021 is to "Reduce energy use per person by 20 per cent by 2021". New forms of education can help, by using the buildings more efficiently and moving some education online. I suggest these techniques can be used to reduce energy use per person. In particular, teaching staff can be trained to teach in flexible and online mods. Also, a system can be used for students to book a seat.

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Evidence emerging that shows using hybrid online and on-campus course design approaches can provide cost-savings, reduce energy use, and more.