Tag: Learning Spaces

Lectorial: an Innovative and Successful Learning Space Project at RMIT Melbourne

City University is embarking on a multi-million Vision project of new building. Over the past year as the Learning Development Associate for Learning Spaces at the LDC I have been researching World Class Learning Spaces Internationally. The LDC together with PAF have pioneered and monitored the use of several innovative pilot learning spaces, including for…Continue Reading Lectorial: an Innovative and Successful Learning Space Project at RMIT Melbourne

An Innovative Student Centred Learning Space at “The Design Factory” Aalto University Helsinki

    In a recent research visit to The Aalto University of Helsinki’s Design Factory my aim was to research and explore innovative learning space ideas that could be incorporated in to the vision for the new multi million pound building project at City University.  Here I am posting about one particular learning space that…Continue Reading An Innovative Student Centred Learning Space at “The Design Factory” Aalto University Helsinki

Technology in physical learning environments #ldc2013

I was asked to run* a session for Learning@City 2013 Conference about the project I have been doing as part of my Learning Development Associate secondment. The project’s focus is the use and impact of technology in physical learning environments at City. Fig. 1 A tree made from paper aeroplanes, particpant views and Wordle As…Continue Reading Technology in physical learning environments #ldc2013

Space design for transforming a learning experience

  The workshop I ran recently as part of The Learning Conference at City proved very productive. The focus was World Class Creative Learning Spaces, with participants formulating ideas on the key qualities of the spaces, and then on the actual physical features needed to uphold these qualities. Four different types of spaces were addressed,…Continue Reading Space design for transforming a learning experience

Flexible learning spaces at City exhibition

At City we are creating world class learning spaces in keeping with our strategy.  A number of spaces have now been refurbished as flexible learning spaces enabling interactive, collaborative learning and supporting students to use their own electronic devices.  It is proposed that every campus building will soon have at least one flexible learning space…Continue Reading Flexible learning spaces at City exhibition

Creative large group teaching

Around a fifth of all teaching at City occurs in rooms that fit 80 or more students.  Lecture theatres with more than 150 seats and more than 200 seats currently report almost back to back teaching according to timetabling.  Is teaching in large groups the best way for students to learn?  What are the alternatives…Continue Reading Creative large group teaching

Watch This Learning Space

    The news that City will be getting some swivel seating in the newly designed basement lecture theatre is certainly highly encouraging for learning development at City, and for the student experience. The standard auditorium design has changed very little at most institutions over at least a couple of decades, with rows of seats…Continue Reading Watch This Learning Space

You said we listened: Moodle 2 features delivers a better learning experience

Drag and Drop and a new activity feed are just some of the new features that you asked for in Moodle 2. Testing has been meticulous and has included all schools. With confidence therefore, we are able to showcase these new features at the learning at City conference this year. I will provide you with…Continue Reading You said we listened: Moodle 2 features delivers a better learning experience

Students’ creative ideas for displaying their work in learning spaces

Helping a cohort of 52 business students to design and curate their exhibition of the 11 week Reflective Practitioner module provided an interesting opportunity for students to come up with imaginative ways of displaying their work. Task   The exhibition design, artefacts and curation represented a piece of course work, and two streams of students were…Continue Reading Students’ creative ideas for displaying their work in learning spaces