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Approaches for Developing a Flexible and Collaborative Learning Space

Approaches for Developing a Flexible and Collaborative Learning Space

Today’s classroom needs an upgrade to support 21st Century teaching. Despite shifts in teaching methods, the physical classroom has more or less remained stubbornly static. Nonetheless, there are notable efforts to address this issue as educational institutions strive for innovation in developing flexible and collaborative learning spaces. To discover more, the Next Generation Learning Spaces team spoke to three industry leaders from prominent institutions on the strategies they are implementing.

Download to find out the different approaches on how to develop a flexible and collaborative learning space.


The World's Greatest Learning Spaces

The World's Greatest Learning Spaces

This eBook is designed to exhibit five of the most innovative learning spaces around the world, so to provide inspiration to all education service providers looking to elevate their facilities beyond the basic concept of the traditional classroom. 

5 Methods For Achieving A Blended Learning Approach Into Your Classroom [For Sponsors]

5 Methods For Achieving A Blended Learning Approach Into Your Classroom [For Sponsors]

Blended Learning offers students the benefits of both a digital and physical education. They can learn in their own time as well as benefiting from the social interaction of a classroom. To help you sift through the noise we explore 5 methods educationalists can embark upon to incorporate blended learning into their curriculum. From the more well known flipped classroom model to social media blending, we have you covered. 

The Essential Characteristics of Next-Gen Teaching and Learning

The Essential Characteristics of Next-Gen Teaching and Learning

To help focus your education modernsation strategy, we examined the teaching and learning styles that students actually want, the opportunities that modern learning spaces should provide and the essential characteristics next-gen teachers need to posses today. 

5 Methods For Achieving A Blended Learning Approach Into Your Classroom

5 Methods For Achieving A Blended Learning Approach Into Your Classroom

Blended Learning offers students the benefits of both a digital and physical education. They can learn in their own time as well as benefiting from the social interaction of a classroom. To help you sift through the noise we explore 5 methods educationalists can embark upon to incorporate blended learning into their curriculum. From the more well known flipped classroom model to social media blending, we have you covered. 

7 Ways to Create Innovative Learning Spaces

7 Ways to Create Innovative Learning Spaces

Many schools are faced with difficult questions regarding that new learning spaces should look like, how to create the business case and how to measure the improvement in student outcomes. To answer these questions, we spoke with seven of Asia's leading educators and experts in next generation learning space design. 

Download Your Free Report - How To Improve Next-Generation Learning Spaces To Drive Better Roe SPEX

Download Your Free Report - How To Improve Next-Generation Learning Spaces To Drive Better Roe SPEX

The quest to deliver superior learning spaces has seen a wide range of bold, visionary designs emerge. However some educational institutions are reporting difficulties with the learning spaces they have developed. Adjustment issues range from a lack of buy-in from senior leadership, to teachers and students not wanting or being able to successfully utilise the new design features.

Without the right combination of the appropriate design elements, philosophy, physical systems and components, a learning space cannot deliver the experience that students deserve and good business dictates they should have.

In this article we explore how best to improve learning spaces. We look at design principles to guide best return on experience, case studies of those institutions doing it well and how we keep learning spaces relevant and effective.

 

Three Case Studies Of Asian Leading Learning Spaces

Three Case Studies Of Asian Leading Learning Spaces

In this article, we looked at how Nanyang Technology University (NTU), Tanglin Trust School (TTS), and Hong Kong Polytechnic University innovate their learning spaces - their method, achievements and the impact on the end-user: the teacher and their class. 

Download Your Free Report - How To Improve Next-Generation Learning Spaces To Drive Better Roe

Download Your Free Report - How To Improve Next-Generation Learning Spaces To Drive Better Roe

The quest to deliver superior learning spaces has seen a wide range of bold, visionary designs emerge. However some educational institutions are reporting difficulties with the learning spaces they have developed. Adjustment issues range from a lack of buy-in from senior leadership, to teachers and students not wanting or being able to successfully utilise the new design features.


Without the right combination of the appropriate design elements, philosophy, physical systems and components, a learning space cannot deliver the experience that students deserve and good business dictates they should have.


In this article we explore how best to improve learning spaces. We look at design principles to guide best return on experience, case studies of those institutions doing it well and how we keep learning spaces relevant and effective.

 

Virtual Reality: Forging A New Path In Education

Virtual Reality: Forging A New Path In Education

In this article, we looked at the benefits of VR for students, how to overcome barriers to adoption and two case studies from Stamford American International School and North Carolina State University.

Bricks and Clicks: How Smart Campuses Can Prepare Students For The 21st Century

Bricks and Clicks: How Smart Campuses Can Prepare Students For The 21st Century

As we enter the ‘Fourth Revolution’ it’s time to reevaluate an education system where little has changed since the Industrial Age. Our world is on a steep trajectory of rapid innovative change and this should include the way we learn. One initiative making waves is the ‘hybrid learning’ model of integrating physical campus space with new digital capabilities, essentially combing ‘bricks and clicks.’ Find out how early adopters are incorporating bricks and clicks into their campuses and examples of technology enhancing the learning experience by downloading our article.

New Learning Spaces are Modernizing the Traditional Campus Worldwide

New Learning Spaces are Modernizing the Traditional Campus Worldwide

With increasing competition to attract students both locally and internationally, education providers are investing in developing the best facilities. In this article, Hon Steve Maharey, Vice-Chancellor, Massey University and Barbara White, Senior Lecturer in Information Technology, Charles Darwin University spoke about how they’ve been creating new learning spaces that will transform the education experience.

How the University of Oxford Maintains its Brand in the Digital Age

How the University of Oxford Maintains its Brand in the Digital Age

Ahead of the 4th Annual Next Generation Learning Spaces conference in Singapore, Mat Davies, Oxford-Saïd Estate Director at the University of Oxford shares how Oxford maintains its position as a prestigious, world-class institution, while also making it an industry leader in the Digital Age.

Read his interview to discover how Saïd Business School maximise the value of the time students spend at Oxford, enhance self-led learning and developed The Foundry - a 21st Century space in a heritage building.

Matching Instructors and Spaces of Learning: The impact of space on behavioral, affective and cognitive learning

Matching Instructors and Spaces of Learning: The impact of space on behavioral, affective and cognitive learning

This study was conducted by our past speaker of the UK NGLS series. John McArthur, Director of Online Faculty Services and Associate Professor of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte, examines the extent to which instructional proxemics - the physical space of the learning environment - impacts student behavioural, affective, and cognitive learning.

5 Ways to Bring Pedagogy, Spaces and Technology Together

5 Ways to Bring Pedagogy, Spaces and Technology Together

To attract and retain modern students, as well as improve engagement and drive better results, the classroom and campus of the future must utilise the physical space effectively, whilst leveraging tech-driven innovations that support the innovative environment and pedagogy.

Based on the experiences of the Creative Campus team at the University of Kent, we have compiled this five point checklist for educational institutions looking to bring together pedagogy, spaces and technology.