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Parsons, Caroline S. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2018
This study investigated the influence of physical and virtual learning spaces on students' socialization into future professions while attending a modern university. Qualitative analysis of an undergraduate liberal arts program that employs the use of roundtable classrooms was conducted. Findings revealed that the roundtable classroom promotes…
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Socialization, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty
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Zimmermann, Petra A.; Stallings, Lynne; Pierce, Rebecca L.; Largent, David – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2018
Student learning and engagement are paramount for educational institutions. This paper examines the impact of an interactive learning space on teaching and learning for both faculty and students. Specifically, four faculty from disparate disciplines examine the impacts on teaching and learning of an active learning space designed for student…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Active Learning, College Faculty, Classroom Design
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Rands, Melissa L.; Gansemer-Topf, Ann M. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
A responsive case study evaluation approach utilizing interviews and focus groups collected student and faculty perspectives on examined how instructors and students utilized a newly redesigned active learning space at Iowa State University and the relationship of this design with environmental and behavioral factors of student engagement. The…
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Learner Engagement, Case Studies, Semi Structured Interviews
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Parsons, Caroline S. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2016
This study sought to explore how the design of both physical and virtual learning spaces influence student dialogue in a modern university. Qualitative analysis of the learning spaces in an undergraduate liberal arts program was conducted. Interview and focus group data from students and faculty, in addition to classroom observations, resulted in…
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Classroom Communication, Undergraduate Students
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Harvey, Eugene J.; Kenyon, Melaine C. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2013
This quantitative, cross-sectional research study explored students' perceptions of five different seating styles within typical classrooms in an urban public higher education institution. The five seating styles included: modern mobile chairs, tablet arm chairs, fixed tiered seating with tablet arms, rectangle tables with standard chairs, and…
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Furniture, Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes
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Henshaw, Robert G.; Edwards, Phillip M.; Bagley, Erika J. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2011
Traditional designs for most mid-sized college classrooms discourage 1) face-to-face interaction among students, 2) instructor movement in the classroom, and 3) efficient transitions between different kinds of learning activities. An experimental classroom piloted during Spring Semester 2011 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill uses…
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Furniture, School Space, Space Utilization