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Acton, Renae – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2018
Lecture halls, an enduring feature of higher education landscapes, are undergoing a spatial revolution. These materialize pedagogic imaginaries of technology-enhanced, student-centered learning. This article investigates the pedagogic performance of a contemporary lecture theater in regional Australia, distanced from a capital city, presenting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Design, School Space, Student Centered Learning
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Ison Radtke, Rebekah – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2018
How can we utilize the campus as an active and engaging laboratory for design students? How can we create an inclusive design research model in higher education? By utilizing a post-occupancy evaluation process, students completed a nine-month study to investigate and assess the investment in student living and learning spaces. The process…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, School Space, Interior Design, Undergraduate Students
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Benoit, Andy – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2018
Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) are a billion-dollar industry. Their prominent position in classrooms, frequently the single display to share digital information, draws attention to their influence on teaching and learning processes. This research presents a case-study of a Canadian college with over five years of IWB experience. Findings show that…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Bulletin Boards, Interactive Video, Educational Technology
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Zimmermann, Petra A.; Stallings, Lynne; Pierce, Rebecca L.; Largent, David – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2018
Student learning and engagement are paramount for educational institutions. This paper examines the impact of an interactive learning space on teaching and learning for both faculty and students. Specifically, four faculty from disparate disciplines examine the impacts on teaching and learning of an active learning space designed for student…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Active Learning, College Faculty, Classroom Design
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McDavid, Lindley; Parker, Loran Carleton; Burgess, Wilella; Robertshaw, Brooke; Doan, Tomalee – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2018
Research on pedagogy and learning spaces often assumes that active learning spaces enhance faculty's ability to implement student-centered practices; it also relies on student perspectives. In this study faculty completed surveys that assessed their self-efficacy for student-centered pedagogy, teaching experiences, and student engagement when…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement
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Cogswell, Cynthia A.; Goudzwaard, Michael – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2018
This case study describes a Dartmouth College classroom redesign that intended not only to encourage innovative teaching but to also promote new ways of thinking about how space influences learning through a partnership with faculty to create an incubator for study. This article discusses the campus context for how the classroom was redesigned;…
Descriptors: Classroom Design, School Space, College Faculty, Active Learning
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Rands, Melissa L.; Gansemer-Topf, Ann M. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
A responsive case study evaluation approach utilizing interviews and focus groups collected student and faculty perspectives on examined how instructors and students utilized a newly redesigned active learning space at Iowa State University and the relationship of this design with environmental and behavioral factors of student engagement. The…
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Learner Engagement, Case Studies, Semi Structured Interviews
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Schoper, Sarah E.; Hill, Aaron R. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
A growing body of research is examining the use of social media on college campuses. This study explores the use of one social media outlet, specifically Facebook's closed group feature, in two graduate courses. Findings show that using Facebook can promote student learning. Students used the groups for sharing ideas and support, asking questions,…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Graduate Students, Educational Technology
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Milo-Shussman, Yael – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
The classroom display in elementary schools usually reflects the teacher's efforts and vision. Upon entering an elementary school classroom one may often encounter visual overload. How can teachers determine the appropriate amount of elements to be on display? How can they create the accurate recipe for pleasant and efficient displays? It seems…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Visual Aids, Classrooms, Best Practices
Carnell, Brent – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
This paper looks at the link between enhancing education and ensuring an innovative fit-for-purpose estate. It argues that a nuanced approach and joined-up dialogue is needed between university staff whose remit covers these areas. Drawing from fifteen semi-structured interviews with students and staff at a research-intensive university in London,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Universities, Educational Innovation, Educational Strategies
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Adedokun, Omolola A.; Henke, Jacqueline N.; Parker, Loran Carleton; Burgess, Wilella D. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
Higher education institutions are increasingly building or remodeling classrooms to be flexible spaces that support learner-centered instruction. However, little is known about the actual impact of these spaces on student outcomes. Using a mixed method design, this study examined student perceptions of a flexible learning space on student learning…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Mixed Methods Research, College Students
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Benoit, Andy – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
Having experienced preliminary success in designing two active learning classrooms, Lethbridge College developed an additional eight active learning classrooms as part of a three-year initiative spanning 2014-2017. Year one of the initiative entailed purchasing new audio-visual equipment and classroom furniture followed by installation. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Classrooms, Student Attitudes
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Julian, Kristi D.; Parrott, Deborah J. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
Makerspaces supply a venue for students to construct a variety of real-world products at the collegiate level using science and technology standards. The maker movement is sweeping the science learning community by storm in the library setting with remarkable success. The maker movement provides an opportunity to transform the library into a…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Creative Activities, College Students, Academic Libraries
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Fay, Lindsey Lawry; Kim, Eun Young – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
The discipline of interior design education is committed to providing diverse learning opportunities for examining the topic of culture while implementing design practices that respond to the "needs of "all" humans"(Hadjiyanni, 2013, p. v). In the Council for Interior Design Accreditation's Future Vision results (Council for…
Descriptors: Interior Design, Cultural Education, Transformative Learning, Place Based Education
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Deed, Craig; Alterator, Scott – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
Evaluating informal learning spaces in higher education institutions needs to respond to the complex conceptual orientation underpinning their intention and design. This article outlines a model of participatory analysis that accounts for the conceptual complexity, lived experience and broad intentions of informal learning space. Further, the…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Higher Education, Models, Educational Environment
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