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4th Next Generation Learning Spaces Agenda

Don't miss out on networking opportunities with experts from leading universities at the 4th Next Generation Learning Spaces!Take a look at our 2018 program to get the inside scoop on the ways universities are building a culture of in ...

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Next Generation Learning Spaces Past Attendee Snapshot

Interested in finding out who's attended past Next Generation Learning Spaces events? Then check out our past attendee snapshot!

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Convince Your Boss Letter

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Attendee ROI Tool Kit - Justify Your Trip to the 2018 Next Generation Learning Spaces

To help fast track your approval to attend the 2018 Next Generation Learning Spaces, we compiled the Benefits of Attending, Attendee Snapshot, Dear Boss Letter and registration form into one packet! Download to get a jump start on building your business case to join us this February 26-28 in Los Ang ...

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

This study conducted by past speaker 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 behavioral, affective, and cognitive learning.

Conditions for Effective Smart Learning Environments

This study conducted by Rob Koper, University Chair at Institute Board, Open University of the Netherlands, examines the idea of Human Learning Interfaces - the set of learning related interaction mechanisms that humans expose to the outside world that can be used to control, stimulate and facilitate their learning processes...

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. We recently spoke to Hon Steve Maharey, Vice-Chancellor, Massey University and Barbara White, Senior Lecturer in Information Technology, Charles Darwin University about how they’ve been creating new learning spaces that will...

Virtual Reality: Forging A New Path In Education

As more educational institutions around the world invest in VR and experiment with its expansive applications in different subjects and lessons, the inherent benefits of the technology are made clearer and more compelling, including: greater student engagement, build interest in all students, provides hands-on experience and more.

7 Point List for Learning Spaces

The learning space itself has become a fulcrum of the modern day experience like never before, and one of the key criteria that governs its longevity of success is the ability to future-proof it. In the following analysis, we have picked the brains of architects, academics and estate directors to...

7 Ways to Create Innovative Learning Spaces

It’s an exciting time to be an educator, as an increasing number of schools look to redesign their learning spaces in order to enhance the learning experience and student outcomes. However in taking this step, many schools are faced with difficult questions regarding what these new learning spaces should look...

7 Ways To Design And Implement Agile And Student-Centered Learning Spaces

Learn the 7 steps that it takes to design student-centered learning spaces that you can implement. Read tips and opinions on this topic from professors, doctors of education and more!

Designing New Learning Spaces Through Co-Creation

In 2011, the University of Adelaide opened its doors to the $42 million Learning Hub, bringing together learning spaces, social spaces, and student information services. Creating the hub involved students and staff working together with more than 9000 hours of student involvement in both the design and overall function of...

Designing Stimulating Learning Environments to Boost Student Engagement

It's no secret technology has transformed the way students interact and learn - both inside and outside the classroom and as digital continues to enable anytime, anywhere learning; it has never been more important for schools and universities to design and maintain collaborative, active learning spaces to facilitate this new...

Five Principles For An Optimal Next Generation Learning Space

In the past 40 years, the computer has gone from being the size of a room to being in every room. This article explains the five principles used to create a modern next generation learning space for students in higher level education.

New Learning Spaces Are Modernizing The Traditional Campus Worldwide

Globally there is a shift by higher education providers to transform the campus. With increasing competition to attract students both locally and internationally, education providers are investing in developing the best facilities. New types of classrooms are being built based on leading design and teaching principles, while incorporating the latest...

The World’s Greatest Learning Spaces

The future of education increasingly lies with education providers that can integrate the latest tools, technologies and learning methodologies into next generation learning spaces – both physical and virtual. Already, progressive schools are moving away from traditional ‘chalk and talk’ teaching methods and towards enquiry based, student-centric learning in order...

Getting the Right People in the Room, Before You Build It: Planning & Implementing Active Learning Spaces

Thinking of transforming your campus’ learning spaces to optimize active learning pedagogies/technologies? Identifying relevant stake holders and engaging them productively in the planning stage may be the most critical step. Through best case examples, strategies that maximize the effectiveness of inclusive and productive planning teams will be presented. This session...

Past Delegate Perspectives: What I've Learned from Past NGLS Events

In anticipation of the 2018 Next Generation Learning Spaces event, we sat down with a couple of past delegates to learn more about what they've gained from attending past NGLS events. The perfect document to give to your boss in order to secure your approval to attend, hear from 2018...

Globalization, Innovation and Whole Person Education: Inside OneCampus ORU

Meet our 2018 Keynote Speaker Michael Mathews AVP and Chief Information Officer Oral Roberts University and learn more about ORU's cutting-edge Global Learning Center. The winner of numerous awards, ORU's GLC boasts: Global Learning and Teleportation Classroom – Access in and out of the GLC to/ from any and all continents in...

AVR Reaching Full Bloom Featuring Michael Mathews, Chief Information Officer, Oral Roberts University

Since 1948 Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives has been the gold standard of classifying educational goals for learning outcomes and engagement. The original taxonomy was created by psychologist Benjamin Bloom, and has been revised in many different formats. The diagrams in this article represent various revisions of Bloom’s Taxonomy by...

Future Trends in Technology and Education October 2016

A monthly futures report for higher education, compiled by Bryan Alexander.

Future Trends in Technology and Education November 2016

A monthly futures report for higher education, compiled by Bryan Alexander.

2018 Market Report

Ahead of the event, we surveyed our current attendees to find out their biggest learning space design priorities, challenges, and interests. Take a peak at the findings below.

2017 Presentations

Scaling Active Learning Affordances Campus-Wide

2017 Past PresentationFaculty need the freedom to incorporate active learning teaching methods into classes across the curriculum, but sometimes only a lesson or an hour at a time. Rating classrooms on their ability to support different teaching methods, along with their convertibility between configurations, can help faculty choose and be...

Redefining the Teaching and Learning Experience

2017 Past PresentationSharply raising enrollment and changing curricular needs challenged Oregon State University (OSU) to seek new learning space solutions. Planning for pedagogical diversity and a significant increase in informal learning space resulted in the Learning Innovation Center (LINC); seating 2200 learners in 17 widely varied classrooms including a 600...

Navigating Constraints and Building Support for an Interactive Lecture Hall

2017 Past PresentationHigher education institutions have begun to re-imagine traditional lecture halls in ways that can better support active learning methods, but large classroom renovations are complex and require buy-in from a variety of campus stakeholders. In this session you will learn how the University of North Carolina at Chapel...

Learning From Learning Spaces: How a Student-Centered Focus Benefits Both Academics and Design Professionals

2017 Past PresentationWe often think of collaborative learning in terms of classroom interactions, but it plays an important role in creating and adapting learning spaces, as well. In this session, we will explore how collaboration between students, academics and design professionals has led to insights into how students use classrooms...

ACTIVE LEARNING SPACES: Discovering Various Furniture Configurations & Overcoming Hurdles in Space Redesign

2017 Past PresentationDesigning active learning classrooms (ALCs), whether in a new space or renovating an existing space, requires creative problem solving, flexibility, and collaboration across campus. In this hands-on workshop we will detail the process of creating an ALC, from idea to implementation and beyond.Presentation by:Erin Wolfe, Executive Director, Office...

Fostering Cross-Disciplinary Learning with Technology-Rich Environments

2017 Past PresentationAs a key enabler of Clemson University’s strategic plan, the Watt Family Innovation Center offers state-of-the-art facilities and technologies that promote cross-disciplinary student engagement. Cutting across organizational boundaries, the Watt Center hosts classes, research activities, and events involving students, faculty, and staff from many campus departments. Leveraging investments...

Redesigning Higher Education @ ASU: Immersion + Access

2017 Past PresentationPresentation by Sean Hobson and Wellington Reiter from ASU. Within the current state of higher education, the US has stalled in terms of degree completion and millions of students are left with lower prospects for employment and limited options to fund their education. As we address the urgent need...

A Strategy for Catalyzing Campus-Wide Attention to the Future of Learning Spaces

2017 Past PresentationPresentation by Jeanne Narum, Principal, LEARNING SPACES COLLABORATORY. Increasingly, academics and architects are attuned to the growing research demonstrating the link between attention to the physical learning landscape and achieving sustainable undergraduate learning experiences. This changing context requires a future-focused approach to planning learning spaces, embracing research on how learning happens and what...

NGLS in the News

How can universities ensure their students are satisfied?

Universities have always prioritized the student experience. Now the U.K.'s National Student Survey counts for more, they’re taking a sophisticated approach to maximizing students' learning experiences.

West Michigan’s New Education Buildings: student-inspired technology, aesthetic, and sustainability

Residents of Greater Grand Rapids often face ballot proposals to fund education buildings. Some may doubt that new buildings foster academic success. However, as proven by votes cast, the majority believe in and support these proposals.

Sneak Peek: Rutgers University-Camden to show off 107,000 square foot high-tech building

The growing education and medical corridor in downtown will formally add a 107,000 square-foot building on Monday with a dedication of a $62.5 million Nursing and Science Building for Rutgers University-Camden.

New UH Hilo Classrooms Spark Active Learning

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo has brought three pilot classrooms into the 21st century where learning spaces are designed for students to get plugged in, flip open laptops, interact freely with each other and professors, absorb information from smart 3-D screens and sound bar systems.

It’s the end of the university as we know it

Future workers need—ironically enough—education that is both available at a mass scale and intensely specialized. Universities are facing a seemingly impossible crisis over how to offer accessible teaching, to several times the number of people as in years past, that is individualized, yet affordable.

Virtual Reality Improving Grades Featuring ORU's Global Learning Center

TV-2 News covering the impact of Augmented and Virtual Reality featuring NGLS 2018 speaker Michael Mathews , Chief Information Officer , Oral Roberts University