Tag: Learning Spaces

New Learning Spaces: Method of Evaluation

This is a continuation of ideas being developed around the evaluation of learning spaces at City University London. At City University London there is a need to better understand the effectiveness of new learning spaces that are being created. City University London is currently engaged in the redevelopment of its estate. A major part of this is the re-conceptualization…Continue Reading New Learning Spaces: Method of Evaluation

OPEN HOUSE: AG24 Evaluation was successful

AG24 Open House image of props

This post is written by Ajmal Sultany and Anise Bullimore. AG24 (rooms A and B) are new learning spaces created at City University London as part of the Learning Spaces project. The two rooms have been designed as flexible learning spaces that enable education with computers or laptops or students’ own devices. As part of our ‘post-occupancy’ evaluation…Continue Reading OPEN HOUSE: AG24 Evaluation was successful

A Call for Learning Spaces Champions

The Learning Spaces Group, running for the past year, brings together Academics and Central Services to discuss current and plan for future lecture room needs. We are calling for nominations for Space Champions – people who can give the topic of learning spaces greater prominence within their School, and bring their School needs to the…Continue Reading A Call for Learning Spaces Champions

Think, create, innovate: new types of learning space in listed buildings

Museum entrance

Like many universities, City University has a number of listed buildings and spaces.  When learning spaces are at a premium the question is what best to do with these spaces within the strictures of say a Grade 2 listing. The Grade1 listed Anatomy Theatre and Museum at King’s College is a case in point.  Part…Continue Reading Think, create, innovate: new types of learning space in listed buildings

Future Lecturing Spaces Design Forum, 20 Sept 2012

The Learning Development Centre  and Property & Facilities  would like to invite staff and students to a drop in session to share ideas, thoughts and views on what you would like from future lecturing spaces at City. We want to hear from you about your lecturing, your learning, and how the spaces around you can…Continue Reading Future Lecturing Spaces Design Forum, 20 Sept 2012

Learning Space Design at City, what students really want

In a very recent report from the Students Union to Senate, one of the 5 student community themes put forward concerned  Learning and Social spaces that reflect the value City places on quality education, interaction and collaboration. “Students expect facilities which are fit for purpose, welcoming, comfortable and focused on their needs. We would like…Continue Reading Learning Space Design at City, what students really want

A New Learning Space Comes to City

As part of the ongoing Learning Spaces Project, the LDC has been working together with School of Health Sciences (SHS), Properties and Facilities, Timetabling, and Information Services to put together a new computer lab space in College Building. This new space will be a departure from labs as we know it: half of the room…Continue Reading A New Learning Space Comes to City

Piloting Innovative and Excellent Teaching and Learning Spaces

LDC in consultation with the Learning Spaces Group(LSG) has recently had a Business Case approved to review rooms that are under-utilised within the campus. The LDC will be leading on redesigning a number of rooms in College Building, Northampton Square Campus to create spaces for students and staff which promote active and highly interactive learning…Continue Reading Piloting Innovative and Excellent Teaching and Learning Spaces

A day in the life of a Teaching Pod

Its been an interesting journey for the Pod. It all started way back in 2006 when a Classroom Experience initiative brought in over £1.4M to purchase over 80 Pods for the Northampton Square campus! Over the years, these pods became problematic and a number of issues were being reported through the Classroom Experience Steering Group. …Continue Reading A day in the life of a Teaching Pod

Do’s and Dont’s on constructing a learning space for our students

I recently attended a SCHOMS run Spaces Design workshop held @ the University of Birmingham. The ‘Active Learning classroom pictures’ are seen below. This was run by Peter Jamieson who’s a celeb in the Spaces world! The end result was to assist in the development of a resource/work tool which will help when considering learning…Continue Reading Do’s and Dont’s on constructing a learning space for our students