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.
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.
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.
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.