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1 Blended Learning – Space Matters Yuen Yuen Yip Manager, Project Planning Services Capital Works & Facilities Sarah Chaloner Associate Director, IT Services

2 Introduction

3 Why does it matter? Spacewhether physical or virtualcan have an impact on learning (Oblinger, 2006) Institutions are responsible for creating environments that make learning possible, and that afford opportunities to learn (Krause & Coates, 2008)..learning can be enhanced, deepened, and made more meaningful if the curriculum makes the learners active participants.. (Brown & Long, 2006)

4 Change is inevitable…isnt it? Abel Smith Lecture Theatre, UQ, 1968 Abel Smith Lecture Theatre, UQ, 2011 What did your suburb look like 100 years ago?

5 Technology Expectations Wide variety of students and devices Assumptions about wireless capacity Students with disabilities Staff prioritise ease of use Disruptive technology – iPad was announced Jan 10 – AV aint what it used to be

6 Transition – New UWS Standards Existing teaching spaces Tutor led layout Designed for efficiency New learning spaces Student focused layout Designed for effectiveness

7 Transition – New UWS Standards Existing hallways Empty waiting areas New social learning spaces Opportunities for learning

8 Transition – New UWS Standards Learning commons

9 Curriculum Redesign Technology Space Teamwork CW&F: Space, lighting, furniture etc IT Services: Teaching Technology Toolkit eLearning: Curriculum Design Support Schools: Input on any discipline needs and space use Students: Feedback on independent learning needs Review, evaluation – feeds into next iteration of standards

10 Feedback So Far…. This morning I taught in EB The students loved the round tables and the ability to see both screen and white board with ease. Additionally I cant tell you the difference that a dedicated and fixed console makes to set up and the like. The ease of the students was palpable; at both an intellectually intuitive level it felt right, a feeling only exemplified when I moved back into a more conventional tut space later today! Appreciate greatly the work you invested in this outcome.

11 Future of Space Design Scheduled learning session at North Beaches Christian School (NBCS) Students collaborating in the new PTA social learning spaces

12 References Brown, M, Long, P (2006) (Chapter 9) Trends in Learning Space Design in Oblinger, D G (2006) Space as a Change Agent, Educause CABE (2005) Design with Distinction: The value of good building design in higher education, Published March Kraus, K, Coates, H (2008) Students engagement in first year university, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 22:5, Laurillard, D (2002), Rethinking university teaching :a conversational framework for the effective use of learning technologies, 2nd Ed, London ; New York : RoutledgeFalmer Lippincott, JK (2009), Learning Spaces: Involving Faculty to Improve Pedagogy, Educause Review, March/April 2009 Oblinger, D G (2006) Space as a Change Agent, Educause Wojtas, O (2008) Better by design: putting learning spaces to work, Times Higher Educational, 6 November 2008 Learning Space Tour:

13 Thank-you Any Questions?


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