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Stalp, Marybeth C.; Hill, Susan E. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
The technologically enhanced classroom assists students in developing their interpersonal, or soft skills, and helps them strengthen needed competencies as they move into their careers. This may be particularly helpful for contemporary students, who have grown up interacting with others electronically, via text message, Instagram, and the like.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Skill Development, Active Learning, Blended Learning
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Hartup, Mollie; Cossentino, Amy – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
This paper discusses a post-conference experience involving attendees who utilized airport space to debrief through face-to-face (FtF) communication. Their temporary spatial proximity led to an idea generation process of recalling, rethinking, and getting ready for what's next. Literature about learning spaces, knowledge management, and the…
Descriptors: Air Transportation, Buildings, Synchronous Communication, Affordances
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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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Walker, J. D.; Baepler, Paul – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2018
Research on different types of classroom spaces indicates that innovative classrooms can improve student learning. This study explores one mechanism that may underlie this effect, namely the social context of teaching and learning. The validated Social Context and Learning Environments (SCALE) survey was administered to over 2000 undergraduate…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Predictor Variables, Classroom Environment, Undergraduate Students
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Ison Radtke, Rebekah – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2018
How can we utilize the campus as an active and engaging laboratory for design students? How can we create an inclusive design research model in higher education? By utilizing a post-occupancy evaluation process, students completed a nine-month study to investigate and assess the investment in student living and learning spaces. The process…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, School Space, Interior Design, Undergraduate Students
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Parsons, Caroline S. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
This study investigated the influence of physical and virtual learning spaces on interactive learning in a college and university setting. Qualitative analysis of an undergraduate liberal arts program that employs the use of roundtable classrooms was conducted. Interview and focus group data from students and faculty, along with classroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Interaction, Learning Strategies, Educational Environment
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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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Chiu, Pit Ho Patrio – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2016
A Gateway Education Programme is established in Hong Kong that aims to broaden students' interdisciplinary knowledge and nurture student innovations under the Discovery-enriched Curriculum. To support the initiative, a novel idea was proposed for the creation of a Gateway Education Laboratory (GE Lab) with a highly configurable layout equipped…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Discovery Learning
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Sriram, Rishi; Diaz, Crystal – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2016
The future of the U.S. scientific workforce depends on graduating college students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The completion rate of STEM students is a national concern, especially among students of color. This qualitative study examines the experiences of students of color in a living-learning program for STEM…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Minority Group Students, African American Students, Asian American Students
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Altimare, Emily; Sheridan, David M. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2016
A body of research suggests that learning communities provide a range of academic benefits by increasing social connectedness. Researchers have also hypothesized that informal learning spaces--nonclassroom spaces (NCSs)--can facilitate learning by supporting social connectedness. This study uses qualitative methods to explore the way nonclassroom…
Descriptors: Living Learning Centers, Informal Education, School Space, State Universities
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Ward, David; Hahn, Jim; Mestre, Lori S. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2015
To explore how libraries might integrate student perspectives and needs into their mobile development workflow, one large academic research library developed a fun, collaborative design methodology in order to stimulate student creativity. As part of a national IMLS (Institute for Museums and Library Services) grant, "The Student/Library…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Undergraduate Students
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McArthur, John A. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2015
This study examined the extent to which instructional proxemics--the physical space of the learning environment--impacts student behavioral, affective, and cognitive learning. Participants included 234 college students enrolled in 15 sections of public speaking. Each section was assigned to a study learning environment and an instructor, ensuring…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Physical Environment, School Space, Statistical Analysis
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Guinther, Lindsey Lawry; Carll-White, Allison – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2014
This case study describes the use of an emergency department as a learning space for interior design students. Kolb's (1984; 2005) framework identifies the characteristics of experiential learning and learning spaces, serving as the bridge to unify learning styles and the learning environment. A post-occupancy evaluation was conducted with…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Departments, Program Evaluation, Case Studies
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Lee, Young S.; Schottenfeld, Matthew A. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2014
Collaboration has become a core competency of the 21st century workforce. Thus, the need of collaboration is reshaping the academic library in higher education to produce competent future workforce. To encourage collaboration in the academic library, knowledge commons that integrate technology to infrastructure and system furniture are introduced.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cooperation, Group Activities, Student Surveys
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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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