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Cogswell, Cynthia A.; Goudzwaard, Michael – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2018
This case study describes a Dartmouth College classroom redesign that intended not only to encourage innovative teaching but to also promote new ways of thinking about how space influences learning through a partnership with faculty to create an incubator for study. This article discusses the campus context for how the classroom was redesigned;…
Descriptors: Classroom Design, School Space, College Faculty, Active Learning
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Wanless, Linda – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2016
For this case study, the author describes the successful collaboration between Michigan Technological University and Herman Miller in the creation of a learning studio within an emerging learning commons. This recently opened learning studio provides faculty and students a place to develop their level of understanding in active teaching and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Business Relationship, Active Learning, School Space
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Olsen, Taimi; Guffey, Stanley – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2016
This chapter addresses the confluence of theory and practice in developing and using "flexible" classrooms for student learning. A large classroom building renovation will be described, in terms of how collaboration and co-creation of value led to early success of the renovated space. Co-creation of value for staff and faculty can help…
Descriptors: Classrooms, Educational Facilities Improvement, Universities, School Space
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Karasic, Victoria – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2016
Over the past two decades, academic library spaces have evolved to meet the changing teaching and learning needs of diverse campus communities. The Information Commons combines the physical and virtual in an informal library space, whereas the recent Active Learning Classroom creates a more formal setting for collaboration. As scholarship has…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, School Space, Classrooms, Active Learning
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Sawers, Kimberly M.; Wicks, David; Mvududu, Nyaradzo; Seeley, Lane; Copeland, Raedene – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2016
This study investigates how instructor teaching philosophy (traditional vs. constructivist) and type of learning space (traditional vs. active) influence instructor perceptions of student engagement. In a quasi-experimental study, we found that instructors perceived that students were more engaged in the active learning classroom (ALC) than in the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Classroom Environment, Teacher Behavior, Educational Philosophy
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Brooks, D. Christopher – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2012
This article presents the results of a quasi-experimental research project investigating the impact of two different formal learning spaces--a traditional classroom and a technologically enhanced active learning classroom--on instructor behavior, classroom activities, and levels of on-task student behavior at the University of Minnesota. Using…
Descriptors: School Space, Teacher Behavior, Student Behavior, Classrooms