Learning Glass and Science Glass Competition 2018

The new Science Glass competition videos are now live! Check them out. One of the prizes will be awarded as a popularity contest where the video with the most views + likes will win. 
There will be a screening and prize giveaway sometime this semester. Please stay tuned!

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See what cool and educational presentations these students are making with Learning Glass!

Library 2.017: MAKERSPACES Webinar

We’re excited to announce our third Library 2.017 mini-conferences: Makerspaces, which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 11th, from 12…

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Looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate with the Library 2.0 community. This is a perfect fit where campuses can contribute their library spaces to the FLEXspace collection so others can browse and seek inspiration and lessons learned. 

USC Upstate tour – Indiana University

For those who missed the live tour for the University of South Carolina – Spartanburg, here is the recording. Thanks Julie Johnston for sharing! Check out further details about this space in FLEXspace.  

https://iu.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/t/1_57k8ei9b  Thank you to our colleagues for participating!

 

 

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For those who missed the live tour for the University of South Carolina – Spartanburg, here is the recording. Thanks Julie Johnston for sharing! Check out further details about this space in FLEXspace.   https://iu.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/t/1_57k8ei9b  Thank you to our colleagues for participating!

Make it at ‘mkrspace’: ASU hub of creative creation

The “maker movement” is alive at ASU. Hayden Library is hosting “Maker Monday” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in its second-floor “mkrspace.” The event uses creativity and innovation to celebrate the library’s 50th anniversary.

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The Maker Movement – is your campus a part of it? What kinds of learning spaces are you building or redesigning to support it?

Makerspaces and their growing role in STEM education

As a young child, years before the first Harry Potter book was published, I sat at my mother’s kitchen table mixing together anything I could find into a tall glass and calling it a potion. Now, th…

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See what they’re up to at Indiana University. Wonderful post about the importance of makerspaces and their growing role in STEM education.

On placemaking

In this post I point to some of the literature on placemaking to inform the idea of digital placemaking which I introduced in the previous post and will develop in subsequent posts. O’Rourke and Bladwin (2016, p.103) note the “interconnected themes of place identity, attachment, and sense of community.” This gives us a sense of…

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This is very interesting and I will read further about #placemaking. We are currently redesigning the FLEXspace interface and user experience, and thinking about the “Spaces” themselves (those contributed as examples in the collection), as well as the FLEXspace “space” itself – the website and tool where you find inspiration, examples, information, and community, through targeted actions as well as through the serendipitous encounters with information and others. 

Beware of the Word ‘Flexible’: Architect Danish Kurani on Designing 21st Century Schools (EdSurge News)

“Flexible.” It’s a word that often pops up in conversations about redesigning learning environments, relating to choices in furniture or movable walls. But according to Danish Kurani, redesigning 21st century classrooms goes much deeper than merely achieving flexibility—it involves going all the way back to considering Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

Danish Kurani
Kurani is a licensed architect who focuses his work on learning spaces, and currently teaches a “Learning Environments for Tomorrow” course at the Harvard Graduate School of Education every year. Having worked on locations ranging from Denver’s Columbine Elementary to SELNY, a psychotherapy clinic and adult learning center in New York, Kurani has seen and used a variety of tactics to implement learning design in pursuit of specific goals.

This week, EdSurge sat down with him to hear about the most common design constraints, architecture gone wrong, and the work his firm recently conducted on the Code Next Lab in Oakland. Check out the Q&A below, or the recording on the EdSurge podcast.

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Indeed, the FLEX in FLEXspace isn’t just about flexible spaces, we must also consider learning outcomes and activities, needs of individual instructors and students using the spaces, and more.

 

“Flexible.” It’s a word that often pops up in conversations about redesigning learning environments, relating to choices in furniture or movable walls. But according to Danish Kurani, redesigning 21st century classrooms goes much deeper than merely achieving flexibility—it involves going all the way back to considering Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

 

Kurani is a licensed architect who focuses his work on learning spaces, and currently teaches a “Learning Environments for Tomorrow” course at the Harvard Graduate School of Education every year. Having worked on locations ranging from Denver’s Columbine Elementary to SELNY, a psychotherapy clinic and adult learning center in New York, Kurani has seen and used a variety of tactics to implement learning design in pursuit of specific goals.

 

This week, EdSurge sat down with him to hear about the most common design constraints, architecture gone wrong, and the work his firm recently conducted on the Code Next Lab in Oakland. Check out the Q&A below, or the recording on the EdSurge podcast.