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 [...]
Check out this upcoming webinar, presented by our very own FLEXspace core team member, Mark McCallister, hosted by Academic Impressions. Strategies for Scaling Active Learning Classrooms Across Campus May 31, 2017 | 1:00 to 2:00 pm EDT Learn strategies for bringing active learning opportunities to your entire campus. Many institutions create a few "showcase" active [...]
We are excited to announce Sony Education Segment as our newest FLEXspace sponsor! Eisuke Sakai and his team from Japan and USA will be working with our core team to see how to best connect with and support the FLEXspace community to develop creative learning spaces with AV and IT technologies. Join us in giving Sony a big welcome! Learn [...]
The FLEXspace™ team is proud to be a Program Partner for the UBTech 2017 Conference in Orlando, FL June 12-14 (details at registration at https://www.ubtechconference.com/home). We’re offering several chances for FREE and HALF-OFF registration for FLEXspace contributors! Add unlimited spaces to the FLEXspace collection by April 18th (before the early bird registration deadline) to [...]
Make sure to join the EDUCAUSE Learning Constituent Group listserv and SLACK channel. They created a #livetour channel on our Slack group all of the virtual tour recordings there. https://edulearningspaces.signup.team/ To access the community please login here (you can also download mobile apps to access Slack): https://edulearningspaces.slack.com
We hope you were able to tune in to the live tour by James Frazee at San Diego State University, second in the new series of live virtual tours of campus learning spaces sponsored by the EDUCAUSE Learning Spaces Constituent Group. Link to archive of live tour: https://youtu.be/PVz9dpFI5j4 Check out FLEXspace for details of both SDSU spaces seen [...]