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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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Wanless, Linda – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2016
For this case study, the author describes the successful collaboration between Michigan Technological University and Herman Miller in the creation of a learning studio within an emerging learning commons. This recently opened learning studio provides faculty and students a place to develop their level of understanding in active teaching and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Business Relationship, Active Learning, School Space
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Parsons, Caroline S. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2016
This study sought to explore how the design of both physical and virtual learning spaces influence student dialogue in a modern university. Qualitative analysis of the learning spaces in an undergraduate liberal arts program was conducted. Interview and focus group data from students and faculty, in addition to classroom observations, resulted in…
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Classroom Communication, Undergraduate Students
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Bunnell, Adam; Carpenter, Russell; Hensley, Emily; Strong, Kelsey; Williams, ReBecca; Winter, Rachel – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2016
This article examines a preliminary approach to space design developed and implemented in Eastern Kentucky University's Noel Studio for Academic Creativity. The approach discussed here is entitled "hot spots," which has allowed the research team to observe trends in space usage and composing activities among students. This approach has…
Descriptors: School Space, Educational Facilities Design, Universities, Trend Analysis
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