Welcoming Sony Education Segment as our Newest Sponsor!

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 more about our newest sponsor here at Sony Education SegmentSony Imaging Products and Solutions Inc. 

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Share Your Learning Spaces and You Could Attend UBTech Courtesy of FLEXspace!

FLEXspace is a proud UBTech Program Sponsor!

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 participate in the drawing!

  • One lucky winner will receive a FREE conference registration ($600 value)
  • Two lucky winners will receive 50% off registration ($300 value)

For each unique record contributed to FLEXspace, you receive one chance to win – the more records uploaded, the greater your chances!

how to enter the drawing:

To contribute to FLEXspace and enter the drawing, do the following:

  1. Read complete contest guidelines and restrictions below.
  2. Sign up for a FLEXspace account if you don’t already have one.
  3. Upload/update a complete* FLEXspace record by April 18th (We’ll use the email from your FLEXspace record(s) to notify you if you win!)
  4. Upload unlimited examples – the more you share, the greater your chances to win!
  5. Winners will be announced Thursday, April 20th.

Contest guidelines, restrictions, and FAQ’s:

  • Who is eligible? Individuals with institutional .edu addresses (or international education equivalent) have access to the FLEXspace repository, and thus have the opportunity to upload records to FLEXspace and enter the drawing. There may be an unlimited number of individual FLEXspace contributors from the same institution. Upload/complete more than one learning space and increase your chances! In the event that two winners from the same institution are selected at random, the first name drawn will receive the prize – eligibility is limited to one per institution.
  • What counts as a learning space? Any physical campus space used for formal or informal learning – active learning classrooms, lecture halls, makerspaces, group work and brainstorming areas, learning commons, huddle spaces, living-learning spaces, and any learning spaces to proudly share with the world.  You may also upload a ‘before’ image of space scheduled for refurbish/remodel to later add “after” images.
  • *What counts as a complete record?  NOTE: we’ll accept a record with simply a contact email, campus, and room name! And remember to click to “publish” your record(s).
    • (Previous guidelines: It’s ok to provide partial information, but please provide as many details as possible – and use the comments field to provide helpful ‘backstory.’ NOTE: multiple “records” (e.g., multiple photos) associated with one learning space are welcome by copying data to all associated records (see “How to Copy from Master Record’ and other ‘How To’ tips).)
  • How many chances/records may I enter? One chance per learning space. E.g., Five uploaded photos and documents for “Room AH1120,” counts as one “learning space.”
  • What about updating records?  Previously uploaded “unpublished” records are eligible as long as details are included. Make sure to “publish” your records after updating them. 

DEADLINE: All qualifying FLEXspace records that are completed and published (newly uploaded or updated), by April 18th are eligible for the drawing.

WINNER: We will draw randomly from the FLEXspace records dated between March 13th and April 18th, confirming eligibility of the record/entry. The prize is fully transferrable to a colleague for attendance to the UBTech conference! The winner will be announced via email sent out to the FLEXspace community April 20th, 2017.

Why Attend UBTECH?

UBTech is an annual conference and trade show on higher education technology leadership.

  • Emerging trends in IT and AV highlighted
  • Keynotes from key campus leaders
  • Learn from hundreds of colleges and universities for a focused high-level conversation about technology innovation across every aspect of campus leadership and practice.
  • Exhibit Hall access focused on academic technology
  • UBTech attendees receive a pass to the InfoComm Conference floor.

Find out more about the UBTech 2017 Conference in Orlando, FL June 12-14 (details at registration at https://www.ubtechconference.com/home).

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SDSU Live Tour Showcases Active Learning Spaces and Learning Glass

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 in the tour. These are just a few of the many Learning Research Studios and active learning spaces at SDSU. Search FLEXspace for more spaces at SDSU.

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If you are logged in to FLEXspace, click the link to go straight to this image group:  Learning Glass SSW 2667 at SDSU

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If you are logged in to FLEXspace, click the link to go straight to this image group: Learning Research Studio EBA 410

DescriptionFriday, January 13 at 9am (Pacific Time) San Diego State University’s Director of Instructional Technology Services and Senior Academic Technology Officer, Dr. James P. Frazee, will provide a virtual tour of two of SDSU’s new Learning Research Studios. The ITS Learning Research Studios (LRS) provide innovative learning spaces for faculty to experiment with state-of-the-art instructional technologies and student-centered classroom design. Faculty who teach in the LRS spaces are encouraged to pursue scholarly research related to pedagogical innovations and are supported by ITS staff and a cohort of fellow LRS faculty. One of the LRS spaces being featured on Friday’s tour includes a large Learning Glass (AKA Lightboard) device situated within an active learning classroom. Learning Glass / Lightboard is new technology for delivering and recording lectures that allows instructors to write notes while maintaining face-to-face contact with students. Essentially, it’s a transparent whiteboard paired with a lecture capture system. This studio is also capable of “one-button” recording to a USB device, or automated recording through an integrated Mediasite capture system. Interested in building your own Learning Glass? We will describe the latest build and buy options available today.

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!

Get your FLEXspace account so you don’t miss out, and subscribe to our blog for the latest news and updates. 

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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
info(at)flexspace.org
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!

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.