Maggie Beers PhD.
Executive Director of Academic Technology & Leadership
San Francisco State University
Pre-Conference Workshop Day
Monday, February 26th, 2018
8:30 AM Workshop A: Equitable Access to Innovation: Building Inclusive Learning-Ready Classrooms at Scale
Within the learning spaces discipline, much focus has been placed on state-of-the-art active learning spaces, and research has shown the value and impact thWithin the learning spaces discipline, much focus has been placed on state-of-the-art active learning spaces, and research has shown the value and impact that these spaces can have on student learning and success is well worth the cost.
Nonetheless, the prohibitive cost of these high-end spaces leads to inequitable access to these transformative opportunities, especially in historically underfunded public institutions which increasingly serve first-generation, underrepresented minorities.
To ensure equitable learning and teaching experiences, campuses and industry partners should be encouraged to focus on creating inclusive, affordable, accessible and scalable “Learning-Ready Classrooms” that support the multiple teaching identities and philosophies of faculty, and the physiological, cultural, and cognitive needs of all students.