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Walker, J. D.; Baepler, Paul – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
This study addresses the need for reliable and valid information concerning how innovative classrooms on college and university campuses affect teaching and learning. The Social Context and Learning Environments (SCALE) survey was developed though a three-stage process involving approximately 1300 college students. Exploratory and confirmatory…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Surveys, Test Construction, Test Validity
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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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Ramsay, Crystal M.; Guo, Xiuyan; Pursel, Barton K. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
Although learning spaces research is not new, research approaches that target the specific teaching and learning experiences of faculty and students who occupy active learning classrooms (ALCs) is nascent. We report on two novels data collection approaches: Flashbacks and Re-Captures. Both leverage faculty reflective practice and provide windows…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Technological Literacy
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Smith, Charlie – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
For a number of years, higher education has moved away from didactic teaching toward collaborative and self-directed learning. This paper discusses how the configuration and spatial geometry of learning spaces influences engagement and interaction, with a particular focus on hierarchies between people within the space. Layouts, presented as…
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Space Utilization, Group Dynamics, Teacher Student Relationship
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Casanova, Diogo; Mitchell, Paul – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
This paper presents an alternative method for learning space design that is driven by user input. An exploratory study was undertaken at an English university with the aim of redesigning technology-enhanced learning spaces. Two provocative concepts were presented through participatory design workshops during which students and teachers reflected…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Design Preferences, Classroom Design, Technology Integration
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Xi, Li; Yuan, Zhang; YunQui, Bai; Chiang, Feng-Kuang – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
The classroom is crucial for students, and seating position within the classroom can affect students' performance. This study conducted a survey to investigate the relationship between seating zones and academic performance among 174 university students in Beijing. The results revealed differences in student performance in terms of seating…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, College Students, Academic Achievement, Classroom Design
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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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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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Bunnell, Adam; Carpenter, Russell; Hensley, Emily; Strong, Kelsey; Williams, ReBecca; Winter, Rachel – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2016
This article examines a preliminary approach to space design developed and implemented in Eastern Kentucky University's Noel Studio for Academic Creativity. The approach discussed here is entitled "hot spots," which has allowed the research team to observe trends in space usage and composing activities among students. This approach has…
Descriptors: School Space, Educational Facilities Design, Universities, Trend Analysis
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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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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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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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Granito, Vincent J.; Santana, Mary E. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2016
New research is emerging that focuses on the role the physical classroom space plays in the teaching-learning dynamic. The purpose of this exploratory research is to describe the students' and instructors' perspectives of how the classroom space and environment impact teaching and learning. Focus groups were utilized with data points coming from…
Descriptors: School Space, Physical Environment, Classroom Environment, Student Attitudes
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Finkelstein, Adam; Ferris, Jennie; Weston, Cynthia; Winer, Laura – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2016
Designing physical learning environments that connect to indicators of effective educational practice reflects a university's pedagogical commitment to student success. This article describes an approach to teaching and learning space design based on research-informed pedagogical principles successfully implemented at our university. It then…
Descriptors: School Space, Universities, Educational Principles, Evidence Based Practice
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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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