Learning Spaces Collaboratory FREE Webinars Start Next Week!

LSCThe upcoming LSC webinar is titled “Strategies for Catalyzing Campus-wide Attention to the Future of Learning Spaces.”

“After participating in the LSC Roundtable at Loyola University, Dean Pamela Scott-Johnson and Professor Carlos Gutierrez explored with their colleagues at California State University Los Angeles the idea of bringing a roundtable to their campus. 20 academics joined five architects in the four-hour discussion, beginning with individual questions and concluding with a short list of questions and ideas to pursue in coming months. This was a roundtable assembled with no major campus facilities projects in the future; it ended with some ambitious ideas about the campus as an ecosystem for learning that capitalized on existing assets – particularly their students, faculty, and urban setting.”

See their website for more details and to register.

The Evolution of FLEXspace: Help Us Make This a Reality!

Take a look at our Sponsorship Tiers Info Card that details our plans for expansion, and how sponsors can help support us!

The Tool: FLEXspace is an integrated planning tool that supports university personnel throughout various stages of the ideation and (re)design process. FLEXspace helps:

  • Improve process efficiencies and the effectiveness of design choices.
  • Bridge various stakeholders to foster better communication and discipline-based understanding
  • Build consensus among campus stakeholders before involving architects, donors and others

The Community: The FLEXspace.org website will emerge as THE “one stop shop” resource for those who plan, design, maintain and use innovative campus learning spaces.

And The Winner Is….

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As you know, last month we held a contest to encourage contributions of academic library learning spaces to the FLEXspace collection. Now, we’re happy to announce that the contest winner is Stony Brook University Libraries and their new Central Reading Room!! 
laurasquaresmallThank you to Laura Costello for contributing the space and fleshing out a detailed record! Laura is the Head of Research & Emerging Technologies, and the liaison to the Computer Science and Linguistics departments. She also selects reference materials for the library and provides reference services in person and online. She is actively trying to integrate new and emerging technologies into library service.  You can follow Laura’s conference blog here.
For their winning contribution, one member of the Stony Brook University Libraries team received an all expense paid trip to attend the Designing Libraries for the 21st Century Conference in Calgary. We are proud to have the Stony Brook University Libraries exemplars showcased in the FLEXspace collection and shared with this worldwide community! 
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And a tremendous thank you to Herman Miller for sponsoring the winner!

You asked, we listened….One more week for entering the contest!

Deadline extended for sharing your spaces and entering to win a trip to the 5th Annual Designing Libraries Conference in Calgary! 

Due to several last minute interest and requests for extending the contest deadline, we say YES!

We’re extending the deadline for entry one week to Friday, Aug 26th!

Enter to Win!Even if you only have a temporary ‘placeholder’ image, or a ‘before’ image for the space right now, you can upload that image and complete the metadata details for the record now so you’ll have an SSID record number to enter the contest.

Later, we’ll make sure you add other images and assets to the record.

See the original post for the contest details and a link to the contest entry form!

 

 

It’s Official! FLEXspace Gets the 2016 Campus Technology Innovators Award!

 

It’s official! Joseph Moreau and Lisa Stephens accepted the 2016 Campus Technology Innovators Award on behalf of “Team FLEXspace!”

Many thanks to University at Joe and Lisa all smiles getting the Campus Technology Innovators Award!Buffalo, SUNY Geneseo, California State University, Consortium of College & University Media Centers (CCUMC), EDUCAUSE ELI, Herman Miller & all our sponsors who have made it possible for over 800 .edu’s across 32 countries to exchange ideas & examples of effective learning spaces. We’re on the stage only because of your dedication & effort… Keep on uploading!

 

See you at Campus Technology and InfoComm in Boston!

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We wanted to say Thank You to our great community of FLEXspace users and supporters! Because of you and your continued engagement, we’re proud to be accepting the 2016 Innovators Award at Campus Technology in Boston next week! Wow, FLEXspace has come a long way in the last few years. Enormous growth of our community, an expanding collection of learning space examples, additional sponsors and partners, countless conference presentations, several industry publications, and now this award!!