Upcoming tours Thank you to Julie A. Johnston, Director of Learning Spaces at UITS – Indiana University, and ELI Learning Space Design Constituent Group leader, for coordinating these fantastic live virtual tours. Don't forget, you can also take a 'virtual field trip' to over 350 learning spaces around the world, anytime, anywhere, by browsing the FLEXspace collection today! [...]
Join this event on Learning Spaces and STEM January 10th, 12:00-1:30pm EST The UB Women in STEM Cooperative is proud to debut The Next 10 Years: Helping STEM Students Thrive series, a 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 [...]
A Better Workforce Through Interactive Learning Programs: Q&A with Tracie Bryant When higher education and private sector organizations team up, learning through video becomes much more than streamed lectures or recorded expert presentations and interviews. It becomes an interactive and dynamic experience with videoconferencing and 3D environments. Corporate and education alliances create opportunities to inspire students in ways textbooks or static content can’t. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
We will be posting a full article about our contest winners, but just in case you were wondering.....we wanted to let you know that the lucky winners have been selected and contacted! Congratulations to: Indiana University Binghamton University Muhlenberg College Penn State The University of New England, Portland University of South Carolina Upstate Keep an [...]
“That's the architectural invention of creative collisions, that you create architecture that allows these accidental ad hoc kind of meetings of minds and people to happen," he said.
Take the learning spaces, for example. Under older teaching methods, one person stood in the front of a room and other people listened. It is a highly structured and hierarchical relationship, says Kleinman. In the new campus that will be blown apart. The spaces draw inspiration from artists’ studios, where groups work collaboratively and can critique one another's work.
When the new campus was being designed, the team explored how these kinds of spaces functioned and looked at how such concepts could be applied to Cornell Tech’s needs. They asked questions such as: how do studios work? What kind of spaces qualify as jury space? What kind of surfaces? What kind of furniture?
The result is learning spaces which are open, flexible, and full of daylight. There are surfaces which are designed to be appealing to the touch.
From writing on the walls to moving furniture, learning spaces aren't just vacant spaces for students to work on computers.
These design choices also reflect the innovative teaching styles at Cornell Tech. It also mirrors the interdisciplinary language used by staff, which might draw on a range of fields, including art education.
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“That's the architectural invention of creative collisions, that you create architecture that allows these accidental ad hoc kind of meetings of minds and people to happen...
In the new campus..."spaces draw inspiration from artists’ studios, where groups work collaboratively and can critique one another's work. When the new campus was being designed, the team explored how these kinds of spaces functioned and looked at how such concepts could be applied to Cornell Tech’s needs. They asked questions such as: how do studios work? What kind of spaces qualify as jury space? What kind of surfaces? What kind of furniture?
The result is learning spaces which are open, flexible, and full of daylight. There are surfaces which are designed to be appealing to the touch."
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Our contest is closing today. Please make sure to upload your learning spaces! We will make is easy for you -- simply upload an image of your space and at a minimum, enter: Contact Email Campus Room Name Any other descriptors would be great, but not necessary for the contest! And remember to click [...]
As we evolve and become more efficient, so do the spaces around us. Colleges and universities take advantage of the advancements in modern architecture and technology to provide students with improved learning environments.
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Another exciting new learning space from SUNY!
"One of the newest buildings paving the way to the future is the all new Science Hall at New Paltz, which held its grand opening at a March 9 ribbon cutting.
Being the first new building in 20 years, the 77,000 square foot Science Hall is helping fill the need to provide students and faculty with innovative learning spaces. The building houses programs in Computer Science, Geology, Physics and Astronomy, Geography, and the AC2 program. The AC2 program is in place to support students in STEM disciplines from underrepresented backgrounds........"
Time is running out to enter the contest for free UBTech registration. See contest details on a previous blog post. Thank you to these schools who have recently shared their spaces and will be entered into the drawing! Won't you join them?? Thank you to: Penn State Muhlenberg College Indiana University San Diego State University Red [...]