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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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Walker, J. D.; Baepler, Paul – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
This study addresses the need for reliable and valid information concerning how innovative classrooms on college and university campuses affect teaching and learning. The Social Context and Learning Environments (SCALE) survey was developed though a three-stage process involving approximately 1300 college students. Exploratory and confirmatory…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Surveys, Test Construction, Test Validity
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Parsons, Caroline S. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
This study investigated the influence of physical and virtual learning spaces on interactive learning in a college and university setting. Qualitative analysis of an undergraduate liberal arts program that employs the use of roundtable classrooms was conducted. Interview and focus group data from students and faculty, along with classroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Interaction, Learning Strategies, Educational Environment
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Ramsay, Crystal M.; Guo, Xiuyan; Pursel, Barton K. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
Although learning spaces research is not new, research approaches that target the specific teaching and learning experiences of faculty and students who occupy active learning classrooms (ALCs) is nascent. We report on two novels data collection approaches: Flashbacks and Re-Captures. Both leverage faculty reflective practice and provide windows…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Technological Literacy
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Smith, Charlie – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
For a number of years, higher education has moved away from didactic teaching toward collaborative and self-directed learning. This paper discusses how the configuration and spatial geometry of learning spaces influences engagement and interaction, with a particular focus on hierarchies between people within the space. Layouts, presented as…
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Space Utilization, Group Dynamics, Teacher Student Relationship
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Casanova, Diogo; Mitchell, Paul – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
This paper presents an alternative method for learning space design that is driven by user input. An exploratory study was undertaken at an English university with the aim of redesigning technology-enhanced learning spaces. Two provocative concepts were presented through participatory design workshops during which students and teachers reflected…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Design Preferences, Classroom Design, Technology Integration
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Xi, Li; Yuan, Zhang; YunQui, Bai; Chiang, Feng-Kuang – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
The classroom is crucial for students, and seating position within the classroom can affect students' performance. This study conducted a survey to investigate the relationship between seating zones and academic performance among 174 university students in Beijing. The results revealed differences in student performance in terms of seating…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, College Students, Academic Achievement, Classroom Design
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