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Designing informal learning spaces using student perspectives

An article by SKG Project member Matthew Riddle and Project Leader Assoc Prof Kay Souter following on from work on this project on student perspectives was published last week in the Journal of Learning Spaces.  To view the article, click here:
Designing informal learning spaces using student perspectives

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Workshop: Designing Learning Spaces for the Future

The role of the university campus is changing in subtle and important ways.
Today,  student ‘timescapes’ typically involve moving between places to work,
study, sleep, eat, and play, and the boundaries between these places are now
less distinct as wireless networks, laptops, smart phones, and iPads afford
greater flexibility and mobility. Yet learning spaces are still being designed
with traditional ‘chalk and talk’ modes in mind — arguably to the detriment of
learning outcomes.
This  workshop uses findings and methods from the ALTC-funded Spaces for
Knowledge Generation project to provide novel ways to inform learning space
design with student perspectives. It will give you an opportunity to apply some
of these techniques to the design of learning spaces within your own
institution. Guest presenters include Prof Shirley Alexander (UTS),  Dr Susan
Sherringham (UTS), and Dr Gordon Howell (QUT).

Sydney Workshop: July 21st, 10am – 3pm

University of Technology, Sydney
Thomas Room, Aerial Function Centre
Level 7, Building 10
UTS
(Corner of Jones and Thomas St)
Sydney

Please note that while the formal program will conclude at 3pm, we invite you to stay and chat informally over coffee and tea until 3.30pm.

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Physical and Virtual Learning Spaces book

IGI Global ImageThe edited book on learning space design leading on from the Spaces for Knowledge Generation project is now available for pre-order. There are further details including the preface on the IGI Global website:

Physical and Virtual Learning Spaces in Higher Education: Concepts for the Modern Learning Environment documents real-world experiences of innovators in higher education who have redesigned spaces for learning and teaching. The redefined spaces encompass a broader range of physical, virtual, formal, informal, blended, flexible, and time sensitive factors.

You can order it on Amazon.com.

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