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ERIC Number: EJ833671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-6619
PAIR-Up
Jorn, Linda; Whiteside, Aimee; Duin, Ann Hill
EDUCAUSE Review, v44 n2 p12-15 Mar-Apr 2009
In the past several years, a series of influential conversations has elevated the importance of place, of space, of design principles, and of learning in the evolving IT infrastructure of higher education. Today, the impact of emerging technologies, diverse learners, strategic campus issues, new course design methods, and recent findings in learning science continues to inform how people think about learning spaces--virtual and physical, formal and informal. Likewise, ideas continue to converge to create innovative and strategic design practices for building twenty-first-century learning spaces. Innovative design thinkers such as Andrew Milne, Tim Brown, Dorothy Leonard, Jeffrey Rayport, and Jeanne Liedtka encourage people to apply design methodologies that align to higher education strategic issues, incorporate the newest findings in learning science, and adopt emerging technologies. Experts are finding that conversations around emerging technologies and virtual learning environments can be catalysts for engaging stakeholders in the design process. Conversations about blended learning environments, mobile technologies, games, social networking tools, and holographics work best when stakeholders are involved from the inception of such initiatives. As strategic issues drive conversations about the need for new learning spaces, they also drive conversations about the need to revisit the methods and processes used to design these learning spaces. To create sustainable learning spaces, people must create community, take a holistic approach, use a common language, apply core pedagogical knowledge, and explore emerging technologies as a catalyst to engage faculty and students while they "P"artner with others for "P"edagogy-rich designs, "A"ssess learning in the new spaces, "I"ntegrate ideas for "I"nnovation, and "R"evisit design methodologies. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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