Tag: Learning Spaces

New Learning Spaces at the Franklin Building

R101 is a horseshoe-shaped lecture theatre fully equipped with swivel seating

    About five minutes from Northampton Square, nestled above the recently opened CitySport, lie two floors of recently launched City learning spaces. Part of the new Franklin Building, there are eight rooms available for all schools to use for teaching and learning, as well as a meeting room and some social spaces. The space overall…Continue Reading New Learning Spaces at the Franklin Building

A free new book on teaching and learning with smartphones and tablets out now!

Smart Learning Cover

Are you looking for innovative ideas to make better use of the devices your students bring to class? If you are thinking about how to teach and learn with smart devices, then this new book is full of practical ideas! Smart Learning published by the Media Enhanced Learning Group, is about teaching and learning with…Continue Reading A free new book on teaching and learning with smartphones and tablets out now!

Active Learning Workshops and New Learning Spaces

Learning Spaces - Teaching in Action, Lecturer and Students

April / May workshops please book here. Written by Dominic Pates, Jorge Freire and Santanu Vasant (Learning Spaces Theme) During February LEaD staff delivered a series of workshops aimed at introducing staff to large and small group teaching activities and showcasing the new learning spaces at City. This short article provides highlights from these workshops and…Continue Reading Active Learning Workshops and New Learning Spaces

BETT-er Learning Spaces and more – Reflections from the BETT Show 2015

Sir Bob Geldof at BETT 2015

Now in its 30th year, the British Education Trade and Technology (BETT) Show 2015 took place at the Excel Centre in London in  January. The BETT show has become one of the largest educational technology shows in the world and there were many exhibitors and speakers of interest to myself and my Learning Spaces colleagues….Continue Reading BETT-er Learning Spaces and more – Reflections from the BETT Show 2015

Lecture capture: the present and the future

I’ve used both the fixed lecture capture in larger rooms, and personal capture, with some success and had extremely positive feedback on it from students.  It’s usually worth editing the recordings if only to cut out breaks in the lecture, but this is easy to do once you have learned to use the software.  Once…Continue Reading Lecture capture: the present and the future

ELI: Learning Space Design, Technology and Assessment

This year, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative organised a two-day web conference about learning spaces: Re-imagining the Learning Space: Design, Technology and Assessment, where Paul Baepler and J. D. Walker, from the Center for Educational Innovation, at the University of Minnesota, presented. The title of their presentation, “Active Learning Classrooms and Social Context: Changing Relationships to Improve…Continue Reading ELI: Learning Space Design, Technology and Assessment

ELI 2014 Online Focus Session: Re-Imagining Learning Spaces – Drafting Master Plans and Designing Teaching Spaces

University of Minnesota Flexible Classroom Design

EDUCASE Learning Initiative (ELI) hosted a two day series of webinars around Learning Spaces: Re-imagining the Learning Space: Design, Technology and Assessment last month. This article looks at two webinar sessions from the event. Loyola Marymount University, a private US university located in Los Angeles, California presented about their goal is to draft a University…Continue Reading ELI 2014 Online Focus Session: Re-Imagining Learning Spaces – Drafting Master Plans and Designing Teaching Spaces

Rethinking the lecture theatre

'Giants Causeway' by Frédéric Lepied (Flickr, CC-BY-NC-SA)

To enable collaboration and flexibility; the design of a traditional lecture theatre will alter dramatically to enable working together in groups and for the teacher to move between groups. I envisage future lecture space to be more open, with flexible furniture that will allow for reconfiguration and for students and teachers to move around freely….Continue Reading Rethinking the lecture theatre

Ideas for using Plectrum Tables in the new Learning Spaces in the Drysdale building for collaborative learning

Plectrum Shaped Table ELG12

The University has new Learning Spaces in the Drysdale Building, one room in particular, ELG12 has unusually shaped tables. These plectrum shaped tables are a new addition to the teaching rooms at the university. They allow for active and collaborative learning due to their shape and are on castors so they can be easily moved…Continue Reading Ideas for using Plectrum Tables in the new Learning Spaces in the Drysdale building for collaborative learning

The new cluster seating lecture theatre: ELG01

Cluster seating lecture theatre

Flexibility and the ability to easily create moments of active learning, both individual and collaborative ones, inform the design of the new learning spaces at City University. ELG01, a new cluster seating lecture theatre, has been designed to support students in using their own mobile devices to participate, and to encourage working together in groups…Continue Reading The new cluster seating lecture theatre: ELG01