a framework for designing student learning environments for the future

Equity

Equity refers to the concept of rightful fairness that recognizes and respects equality and justice for all at all times.

Examples of equity include environmental and communication design for the differently-abled and inclusion of facilities and opportunities that recognize diverse socio-economic and cultural differences.

Local and international examples of equity.

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Comfort

Comfort refers to both a physical and mental sense of well being.   The concept encompasses  ergonomic furniture, acoustics, lighting, and colour. Students describe comfort as conveying a form of institutional respect.

Comfort in local and international settings.

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Blending

Blending refers to the extent to which learning technologies are used in conjunction with face to face teaching.

The SKG Project found that you cannot talk about affordances without the role of the teacher – technology is to be used to enhance the learning process, to enable teachers to use more student centred approaches to pedagogy.

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