Learning Spaces: Design Matters
Instruction isn't just about content and content delivery;
also important is the physical space in which learning or training takes
place. Educators in any setting need to understand how the design of physical
space impacts the instructional process. We often argue that any space
can become a learning space, especially given today's rapidly evolving
technologies. But what makes a learning space effective? Participants
in this course will evaluate existing learning spaces, and design a physical
learning space in accordance with well-established learning principles
using a needs assessment process that engages critical stakeholders. The
course is devoted to introducing you to the art and science of learning
space design. It is built around active learning and collaborative thinking.
When we're done, you will have collaborated with classmates as well as
students at Stanford University who are also taking a course in learning
space design to develop insights that will help enable you to design formal
and informal spaces appropriate to your work and learning needs.
This course is targeted at educators and workforce learning professionals in K12, higher education, corporate, government, non-profit, and military.
Learners will be able to:
A growing list of course-related links is available and will be maintained after the course is over.
NOTE: Class meets in the Instructional Technology Services Learning Research Studio, Adams Humanities Building, Room 1112
Session 1: April 7, 2007
12:00 to 12:45 - Lunch at Chipotle and form teams
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Prior to next class session:
Session 2: April 21, 2007
12:00 to 12:45 - Lunch
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
This page supports the course EDTEC 700: Learning Space Design at http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/edtec700/LS/