Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Learning Space Design-UW-System

On April 23, 2007 I presented a session on focusing on learning space design entitled, "Strategic Advances with Technology." The presentation was given at the UW-System Joint Technology Conference held in Green Lake, WI. This conference brings together technology professionals in networking, faculty development, media, and libraries. The presentation showcased learning space design principles throughout the US and in Europe. Special emphasis was placed on collaborative learning spaces in libraries. I was able to show the transformation of a collaborative space in a library by documenting the process through video. The results graphically show student first working individually, then working in groups, and finally enjoying a new coffee area which brings faculty together with students. In the end, engaging both groups make for a stronger connection in the learning process, particularly outside the traditional classroom.

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