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ERIC Number: EJ850624
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Learning Spaces as a Strategic Priority
George, Gene; Erwin, Tom; Barnes, Briony
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v32 n1 2009
In April 2007 Butler Community College made learning spaces one of its five strategic priorities. The college had just completed a major renovation of the work spaces for the IT division and had started a project to build a student union and create informal learning spaces at the Andover campus. With learning spaces becoming a strategic priority, Butler pulled together a learning spaces design team with a dozen members representing students, faculty, instructional administration, facilities, student services, research and planning, and technology. Their three-year project will establish guidelines and an implementation plan for engaging, state-of-the-art learning spaces that promote student success. In this article, the authors describe how they have, by making learning spaces an issue, opened the door for a meaningful institutional dialogue on the quality of teaching at Butler, the role space and technology play in student engagement, and the dynamics of the student-teacher relationship. (Contains 17 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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