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Learning Spaces

Learning Spaces
Space, whether physical or virtual, can have a significant impact on learning. Learning Spaces focuses on how learner expectations influence such spaces, the principles and activities that facilitate learning, and the role of technology from the perspective of those who create learning environments: faculty, learning technologists, librarians, and administrators. Information technology has brought unique capabilities to learning spaces, whether stimulating greater interaction through the use of collaborative tools, videoconferencing with international experts, or opening virtual worlds for exploration. This e-book represents an ongoing exploration as we bring together space, technology, and pedagogy to ensure learner success. Please note: In addition to the e-book's core chapters on learning space design principles (chapters 1-13) , this site also offers case studies illustrating those principles (chapters 14-43), including links to examples of innovative learning spaces. Diana G.

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Academic Library Building Design: Resources for Planning Academic Library Building Design: Resources for Planning Joel Street Library, Princeton University 2012 Welcome Welcome to Academic Library Building Design: Resources for Planning. What spaces do libraries need? Could you please provide some ideas about the different spots a school library should have? At this moment we only have an AV area that is the reading area as well. We have the computers and in front we have the tables to work and the shelves are distributed around the library.

New Media Consortium Names 10 Top 'Metatrends' Shaping Educational Technology - Wired Campus A group of education leaders gathered last week to discuss the most important technology innovations of the last decade, and their findings suggest the classroom of the future will be open, mobile, and flexible enough to reach individual students—while free online tools will challenge the authority of traditional institutions. The retreat celebrated the 10th anniversary of the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Project, whose annual report provides a road map of the education-technology landscape. One hundred experts from higher education, K-12, and museum education identified 28 “metatrends” that will influence education in the future. The 10 most important, according to a New Media Consortium announcement about the retreat, include global adoption of mobile devices, the rise of cloud computing, and transparency movements that call into question traditional notions of content ownership concerning digital materials. Of the top 10 trends the group flagged, Mr.

Designing Text-based Information Sharebar You might practice information design every day and not know it. Information design refers to transforming complex, unorganized or unstructured information into meaningful and easily-accessed content. Sound familiar? Information design is multi-disciplinary. It’s concerned with visual presentation, the structure and organization of content, the accessibility of information and how it is used. Modern library learning environments Contents Modern learning environments: an introductionModern library learning environmentsKey elements in designing modern school library spacesDesigning library spaces for learningLearning spacesChallenges in rethinking library designStakeholders: MLLEs aligned with values, vision and goalsCase studies and examplesFurther reading Modern learning environments: an introduction

Some design considerations Some Design Considerations When Building or Remodeling a Media Center(also titled “Questions to Ask When Building or Remodeling a New Media Center”) ERIC ED425609, Jan 1, 1998 After having helped plan for six new and remodeled media centers, I have developed a short list of questions that the steering committee needs to answer, and another list of question that need to be asked of the architect or project leader during project planning. As schools change their instructional program and as technology evolves, a simple list of “do’s” and “don’ts” for building or remodeling will be outdated nearly as soon as it is written. These questions need to be answered as close to the time of building as possible. Also a few practical hints from the school of hard knocks are thrown in.

Building and Environment - A holistic, multi-level analysis identifying the impact of classroom design on pupils’ learning Abstract The aim of this study was to explore if there is any evidence for demonstrable impacts of school building design on the learning rates of pupils in primary schools. Hypotheses as to positive impacts on learning were developed for 10 design parameters within a neuroscience framework of three design principles. These were tested using data collected on 751 pupils from 34 varied classrooms in seven different schools in the UK. The multi-level model developed explained 51% of the variability in the learning improvements of the pupils, over the course of a year. However, within this a high level of explanation (73%) was identified at the “class” level, linked entirely to six built environment design parameters, namely: colour, choice, connection, complexity, flexibility and light.

Ways to Organize Information Sharebar The amount of information available to the average person in the workforce is exploding. With informal learning coming to the forefront, instructional designers may increasingly be responsible for designing information, rather than online courses.This could be for websites, interactive resources, references, support systems, mobile glossaries and things we haven’t even thought of yet. If you’re called upon to perform information design, you’ll want to make the information manageable, findable and easy to use.