Tag: Learning Spaces

LEaD Digital Education at City

Digital Education, the new name for the Educational Technology Team within LEaD Introducing LEaD Digital Education The LEaD Educational Technology Team have a new name! In light of the changes that have occurred over the past year and the increase in prominence of digital education both at City and across the education sector, we thought…Continue Reading LEaD Digital Education at City

10 takeaways from Learning Environments conference

Picture of Ian Strickland giving a presentation on lecture theatres of the future

This is the third post in my #ArchiveReflections series – looking back on events I’ve been part of but never got round to writing about at the time. — Last May, I was delighted to be able to co-deliver a pre-sessional workshop and attend the subsequent annual one-day Learning Environments conference, at the invitation of…Continue Reading 10 takeaways from Learning Environments conference

Getting to know the ‘sticky’ campus

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“We live in a world where the workforces of today and tomorrow need to continuously learn and constantly reskill in order to flourish ina newly peripatetic and ever-changing job market place. We, as a society can therefore no longer afford to think of education as something that occurs primarily in our formative years”. Nathan Hurley,…Continue Reading Getting to know the ‘sticky’ campus

Education Estates Conference, Manchester 2019

This was my first experience of Education Estates conference, and it was a useful insight into the priorities of the Dept. of Education, architects and stakeholders across all levels of education, from nursery schools to universities. The keynote on Day 1, was titled “Schools Construction and Care Going Forward”, by Mike Green, COO and DG…Continue Reading Education Estates Conference, Manchester 2019

50 % * of our teaching rooms in the University have been improved – with a new DALI teaching Pod

OTLT view Sept 2019

  The Designing Active Learning Initiative (DALI) project, spent the Summer busily focussing on our fourth year of works, to deliver updated educational technology in 31 learning spaces, including 10 existing and 21 new spaces at Whiskin Street, in time for the start of the new academic year 2019/20. These improved spaces, now with DALI aligned teaching equipment, have been spread out…Continue Reading 50 % * of our teaching rooms in the University have been improved – with a new DALI teaching Pod

The Design and Management of Learning Environments – ‘Integrated Approaches for Influencing Value and Change’

Back in May I attended the Learning Environments conference with colleague Dom Pates. The event was held at the Royal College of Physicians in Regents Park London, with academic and professional delegates from higher education, architect companies, developers, design agencies and furniture manufacturers. A distinguished set of presenters led us through a variety of case studies and research projects…Continue Reading The Design and Management of Learning Environments – ‘Integrated Approaches for Influencing Value and Change’

Designing Learning Environments To Encourage Collaboration – An afternoon fringe event to the Learning Environments Conference

The day before the main Learning Environments conference, Dom Pates and I ran a new Pedagogy of Space workshop, subtitled; ‘Why Do We Put Furniture in a Learning Space?’ This is a new addition to our portfolio of active workshops focussed on learning environment design and development. Our brief to delegates was this, learning environment…Continue Reading Designing Learning Environments To Encourage Collaboration – An afternoon fringe event to the Learning Environments Conference

Snakes and ladders, discovering my digital skills and other highlights from EUNIS19

Would you like to play a game? One of my favourite sessions at EUNIS19 was the snakes and ladders game presented by Gill Ferrell and Eleanor Magennis based on the ucisa Learning Spaces toolkit. The presentation showcased some of the spaces in the toolkit and mentioned two items of interest: Research on social learning spaces…Continue Reading Snakes and ladders, discovering my digital skills and other highlights from EUNIS19

Bricks will be replaced by clicks – Campus for the future – EUNIS19

Slide showing diagram of the University of Glasgow's smart campus vision.

“Bricks will be replaced by clicks” they said in the early 2000s, suggesting a move away from physical campuses in favour of more virtual spaces, with campus managers becoming IT managers. Fast forward 19 years and Professor Alexandra den Heijer from TU Delft opens the EUNIS19 congress (view slides) confirming that campuses are still here…Continue Reading Bricks will be replaced by clicks – Campus for the future – EUNIS19

Introducing ‘active mobile learning’

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A workshop on wireless collaboration What do mobile devices allow you to do in teaching and learning that you can’t do without them? How might I incorporate active mobile learning into my teaching? After noting sustained demand from staff and students, seemingly endless tinkering with a particular emerging technology, as well as sensing the way…Continue Reading Introducing ‘active mobile learning’