Decreasing Campus Energy Use With Flexible Classrooms and e-Learning

The Australian National University is preparing an Energy Master Plan. The aim is "... to create an Australian world class energy efficient, low-carbon, least-cost campus ...". One target in the existing ANU Environmental Management Plan 2017-2021 is to "Reduce energy use per person by 20 per cent by 2021". New forms of education can help, by using the buildings more efficiently and moving some education online. I suggest these techniques can be used to reduce energy use per person. In particular, teaching staff can be trained to teach in flexible and online mods. Also, a system can be used for students to book a seat.

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Evidence emerging that shows using hybrid online and on-campus course design approaches can provide cost-savings, reduce energy use, and more. 

Evaluating 21st Century Learning Environments 

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'Contemporary learning spaces, often termed ‘new generation learning environments’ (NGLEs), have been developed in schools and universities in a number of countries during the past decade (OECD, 2013). However, critical analysis of the learning environments research literature suggests that little rigorous assessment or evaluation of their educative value exists.

The ‘Evaluation of 21st Century Learning Environments’ (E21LE) project will help address this gap through the development and testing of three complementary multi-disciplinary evaluation strategies for learning environments.'

How active learning spaces support an evolving pedagogy

One of the most meaningful recent shifts in higher education is the increased interest in and adoption of active learning. Discover three lessons learned by early movers, and how you can implement these student-focused spaces on your campus.

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Provocative article that I'm sure will encourage much discussion. What's your take?