UBTech and FLEXspace announce new conference collaboration

“New programming will focus on flexible learning environments and collaborations” 

 

Woo Hoo! The FLEXspace team is so excited to be partnering with UBTech. We will be finalizing our session line up next week and can’t wait to share it with you!

And be on the lookout for other big announcements and promotions for FLEXspace users and contributors coming soon!

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Trumbull, CT – January 13, 2017 The UBTech Conference and FLEXspace

The UBTech Conference and FLEXspace (The Flexible Learning Environments eXchange) announced a new agreement today to create additional specialized programming at the annual UBTech Conference.

The collaborative alliance between FLEXspace and UBTech will include several new FLEXspace-driven program sessions at UBTech 2017, which convenes at The Omni ChampionsGate Resort in Orlando FL, June 12-14.

“This program partnership with UBTech generates new opportunities for campus leaders to share innovative solutions for the planning, design, support, and evaluation of ‘next generation’ learning spaces,” said Dr. Rebecca V. Frazee, Manager of FLEXspace. “As a reflection of our growing international FLEXspace community, our program will also include new research on learning spaces, policies, trends, design principles and the impact space has on teaching and learning practices. UBTech is a growing conference attracting a vibrant community committed to the advancement of effective learning environments, and we’re glad to be working with them.”

“FLEXspace elevates our UBTech Conference program to a new level,” said Daniel E. Kinnaman, President and Publisher of University Business magazine, the producer of UBTech. “UBTech is committed to giving higher ed technology leaders and top solutions providers opportunities to share insights and resources that enhance institutional and student success. We warmly welcome FLEXspace to our UBTech community and we look forward to a dynamic relationship.”

UBTech and FLEXspace will cross-promote their new collaboration, with an emphasis on attracting increased participation at UBTech 2017 by campus leaders who lead and promote flexible learning environments, and by promoting FLEXspace’s presence at UBTech 2017 through the media platforms of University Business.

About FLEXspace:
The Flexible Learning Environments eXchange – FLEXspace – is a robust, open access repository of learning space examples contributed from campuses across the globe. Created by academic institutions, for academic institutions, the FLEXspace collection contains a variety of media files, such as high-resolution images, videos,and floorplans, plus detailed specifications that describe the facilities and furnishings, technologies, and learning activities supported in each space. The vision for FLEXspace is to become a ‘one-stop’ tool to help campuses improve communication among stakeholder groups, and help save time, money, and effort as they plan, design, build, and document their learning spaces. . FLEXspace users can use the tool to take virtual field trips to view peer institution solutions,, and create a digital portfolio to document and showcase innovative design solutions. Learn more at http://flexspace.org.

About UBTech:
UBTech is an annual national summit on higher education AV, IT, technology innovation, institutional leadership, and student success, delivering focused high-level conversation and collaboration on how technology is shaping campus leadership and practice. UBTech is produced by University Business.
http://ubtechconference.com

Contact:
FLEXspace
Dr. Rebecca V. Frazee, Manager, FLEXspace: Flexible Learning Environments eXchange
flexspaceinfo(at)gmail.com
619-723-6761

UBTech
JD Solomon, Program Director
jdsolomon(at)universitybusiness.com
908-251-4689

 

 

Wow! Learning Spaces Collaboratory Spring 2017 Lineup!

Oh the possibilities! We look forward to furthering our collaborative efforts with Jeanne Narum and the Learning Spaces Collaboratory group (LSC) in 2017.  We’re hoping to be part of at least one of these exciting regional round table discussions scheduled throughout the year, and more!

See the LSC lineup of webinars, regional round table discussions, and reports of their extensive 2016 research findings. Visit the LSC page for details http://pkallsc.org/ .

California State U Adopts Mediasite Lecture Capture Platform Systemwide

We are so excited to see our sponsor’s tools, Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite, adopted across the entire CSU for all their lecture capture needs!

“The California State University System (CSU) has teamed with Sonic Foundry to make lecture capture tools available to all 23 of its campuses. CSU, with nearly 475,000 students and approximately 49,000 faculty, decided to extend an existing relationship with the company, which was named the university’s preferred video content management solution in April. Nine campuses within the system were already using Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite lecture capture tools….” Sourced through Scoop.it from: campustechnology.com

 

UBTech 2017 Call for Presentations

Join us at UBTech for special FLEXspace targeted sessions and pre-conference workshop!

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We’re thrilled to be a partner and program sponsor at UBTech 2017 in Orlando! Call for presentations is still open! We are putting together our FLEXspace track of sessions. If you’re interested in presenting on ‘next generation’ learning spaces, whether it’s about planning, design, or support, let us know right away! We can chat about including you in our FLEXspace track.

DET/CHE16 Presentation – Great Discussion!

detche16-magrey-frazeeHad a great discussion amongst our panel today. Thanks to Mike Magrey from CSU Chico for sharing his learning space story about Tehama 116, and the cool new 360 image – you can find pictures, details, and the VR link in FLEXspace.

Here’s the slide deck from the DET/CHE16 FLEXspace presentation by Rebecca Frazee.

Download (PDF, 4.86MB)

So glad to share the panel with Judi Franz from UC Irvine and Rob Rodgers from UCLA. Gotta get those spaces into FLEXspace!

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!