FLEXspace Workshop at EDUCAUSE ’18 in Denver!

Educause 2018
The FLEXspace team will be presenting a full day pre-conference workshop at EDUCAUSE 2018! Here is the preliminary description, with final details coming soon. 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....

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,...

Calling all innovative learning spaces – Submit your papers by July 15th!

Journal of Polytechnic Education
I would like to draw your attention to the Call for Papers for an upcoming Special Issue of the Journal of Innovation in Polytechnic Education (JIPE), on “Innovative Learning Spaces.” To truly support formal and informal learning that it is ubiquitous, educators need to reimagine the ways in which students engage with the...

Evaluating 21st Century Learning Environments 

Sourced through Scoop.it from: e21le.com'Contemporary learning spaces, often termed ‘new generation learning environments’ (NGLEs), have been developed in schools and universities in a number of countries during the past decade (OECD, 2013). However, critical analysis of the learning environments research literature suggests that little rigorous assessment or evaluation of their educative...

VITaL: The Future of Immersive Learning at SDSU

In Fall 2017, SDSU’s Instructional Technology Services (ITS) launched the Virtual Immersive Teaching and Learning (VITaL) initiative, providing a variety of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), and 360º-video immersive tools for use across the SDSU pedagogical spectrum. Today, VITaL serves as an incubator to enable experiences that would...

As Universities Go Online, Architects Rework Buildings For ‘Active’ Learning

In an interview with Forbes.com, Andy Cohen, one of two Gensler Co-CEOs, underlines his three bucket-principles: one, make design for learner-centered, learner-led education. Two, create flexibility adaptable spaces. Three, enable “learning everywhere,” at any time.Boiling this down to places and spaces, Cohen is seeking an architecture that maximizes the benefit...
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