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.

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

NMC Gives FLEXspace Our 5-Minutes of Fame!

Lisa Stephens of Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence presents “FLEXspace: A Long Way from the Shark Tank!” during Five Minutes of Fame at the 2016 NMC Summer Conference in Rochester, NY. Flexible Learning Environment eXchange (FLEXspace), a highly searchable, open repository of learning spaces, is now available in over 28 countries and full of detailed technology classroom examples. Learn how to showcase examples of the best classrooms and to use FLEXspace and the Learning Space Rating System in edtech strategic planning.

October ’15 Update – FLEXspace continues to grow!

Growth Stats

LisaEduComm15picThe SUNY Task Group launched in 2011, presenting outcomes at CCUMC 2012. Following a “listening tour” the Flexible Learning Environments eXchange (FLEXspace) beta system was introduced in 2013 as a community of practice to share images and attributes of innovative learning spaces.

Production 1.0 was unveiled at ELI 2014 and now “the numbers tell the story”

2013 Feb 2014 Sept 2015
Total number of Records (~ indicates approximation) ~ 50 ~300 928

(474 published)

Unique Accounts 50 758 1214
.EDU Institutions 20 409 564
Public 268 369
Private 132 191
Very Large/Large 102 127
Medium 86 134
Small/Very Small ~68 121
Community College 53 82
K-12 16 25
Other (independent, consortia, int’l, library systems) 55 95
Organizations / Vendors / Architectural / Test Accts. 15 42 57
Geographic Distribution 2013 Feb 2014 Sept 2015
USA ~ 50 387 546
Canada 21 30
UK 18 24
JISC (UK standards) 15 21

Additional Countries: Australia, Germany, France, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, UAE, Portugal, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Finland, Netherlands, Chile, Denmark, India, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Puerto Rico, Spain, Belgium, Colombia

FLEXspace membership has been driven by word-of-mouth at conference presentations, social media, and trade/academic articles:

  • EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) – Denver (‘14) New Orleans (‘15), San Antonio (‘16)
  • EDUCAUSE Annual Conference Anaheim (’13), Orlando (’14 – Keynote Highlight “call out”)
  • Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) St. Louis (’14 and ‘15)
  • SUNY Technology Conference (STC)– Lake Placid (’14)
  • SCUP-49 – Pittsburgh (‘14), SCUP 50 – Chicago (‘15), SCUP 51 (Vancouver ’16 – submitted)
  • NMC “Rearranging Learning Spaces” Webinar (’14)
  • CCUMC –Las Vegas (’13), Portland (’14), Pittsburgh (‘15)
  • ELI Focus Session “Re-imagining Learning Spaces” Webinar (’14)
  • SUNY (CIT) Conference on Instruction & Technology – Oneonta (’12) Plattsburgh (’13) Geneseo (’14), Cornell (’15) and Potsdam (’16)
  • InfoComm – Orlando, EduComm/CorpComm – Atlanta (’15)
  • Academic Impressions Webinars (Dana Gierdowski, Rebecca Frazee) (’14), 14th, 2015

FLEXspace Highlighted at EduComm Expo ’15

EduComm Expo Session Reveals How Colleges Can Gain a Great ROI from Physical Spaces

Tech experts discuss how colleges can leverage the technology in physical spaces on campus to boost a college’s ROI.
Ryan Berndt,Regional Manager of Education Market Development for Crestron reveals how colleges can give students a great experience with their physical spaces.

Ryan Berndt,Regional Manager of Education Market Development for Crestron reveals how colleges can give students a great experience with their physical spaces.

“During the session called “Mission Critical Technologies of the Higher Ed Classroom” at the EduComm Expo, tech experts Lisa Stephens and Ryan Berndt covered how colleges can reap a decent ROI from physical spaces.” ….Read more of the original article in HigherEd Tech Decisions (Oct. 3, 2015)

Hear from Lisa Stephens at EduCommExpo, Sept. 30th

Click here for more information about the session and EduCommExpo!

Planning for Mission Critical Technologies in Higher Ed Classrooms

Wednesday – September 30
3:00 – 4:00 pm | Session E9
NewBay Publications
Lisa A. Stephens, PhD
Senior Strategist for SUNY Academic Innovation in the Office of the SUNY Provost State University of New York

Classroom technologies have become an important recruiting tool at colleges and universities. A renowned strategist on academic innovation, and a leading AV/IT expert will guide you through what every prospective college student wants, and what will make your institution more competitive, and most important — serving the pedagogical needs of students. From classrooms, digital libraries and common learning spaces, a transformation is underway. You will learn what you need to know for a successful deployment and ensure your classrooms have what it takes to be relevant today and tomorrow.