Past Webinars

 

June 23, 2014
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EDT

Facilitators:

  • Joan K. Lippincott, Associate Executive Director - Coalition for Networked Information
  • Henry Myerberg, Principal - HMA2
  • Anu Vedantham, Director, Weigle Information Commons - University of Pennsylvania Libraries

The designers of our active learning spaces are often not the people who teach or learn in them. Well-intended technology and design choices pay off in some cases and sit dusty in others. An intentional approach to design is needed that takes into account both specialized uses of the space and generic uses, especially for informal learning spaces.  After an analysis of some learning spaces planning issues, we will look at a series of concrete examples at the University of Pennsylvania of gadgets, software-based and furniture-based technologies. For each, we will ask - why did we choose to implement them? How did we use them? Did they work as expected? How did our usage choices inform the next moment of decision-making? In the spirit of appreciative inquiry and building on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) literature, we will abstract out some ideas for extrapolation.

 

 

May 1, 2014
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EDT

Exploring teaching labs: 21st century STEM teaching labs are evidence of how research on learning is transforming undergraduate learning environments—that learning is becoming more collaborative and more authentic—preparing learners for the world of STEM practitioners beyond the campus.

Facilitated by members of the LSC Guide working group and others from the LSC community. 

Facilitators/Planners:

  • Amelia J. Ahern-Rindell, Associate Professor, Department of Biology - University of Portland; President-Elect - Council on Undergraduate Research

  • Elizabeth L. Ambos, Executive Officer - Council on Undergraduate Research

  • Michel George, Associate Vice President for Facilities - Lewis & Clark College

  • Richard M. Heinz, Principal and Vice President - RFD

  • Mike Jackson, Chair of the Department of Physics - Central Washington University; Division Director for Physics and Astronomy - Council on Undergraduate Research

  • Michael Reagan, Vice President, Science+Technology Market Sector Lead - Stantec

  • Julio C. Rivera, Provost & Professor of Geography - Carthage College; President - Council on Undergraduate Research

 

 

March 25, 2014
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EDT

Exploring lecture spaces: spaces—tiered or flat—morphing from an instructor-centered to a team-based, peer-to-peer learning environments, providing opportunities for flipping the classroom. 

Facilitated by members of the LSC Guide working group and others from the LSC community. 

 

February 19, 2014
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EST

Exploring classrooms: rooms designated as registrar-assigned spaces in which students engage in learning that is collaborative, authentic, project-based, using interactive technologies with increasing intensity, spaces that can evolve, adaptable for research-based pedagogical approaches. 

Facilitated by menbers of the LSC Guide working group and others from the LSC community. 

 

January 21, 2014
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EST

Exploring common spaces: those agile and flexible enough to accommodate learners in groups large and small, before, after, and sometimes during scheduled class periods; those welcoming and transparent enough to shape a community of learners; spaces giving students authority to own their learning, their spaces for learning.

Facilitated by members of the LSC Guide working group and others from the LSC community.

 

November 6, 2013
4:00 p.m. EDT

Facilitators

  • Philip G. Knobloch, Audio Visual Services Manager
  • Gabriela C. Weaver, Professor of Chemistry and Science Education and Jerry and Rosie Semler Director of Discovery Learning Research Center

 

October 15, 2013
4:00 p.m. EDT

Facilitator

  • Kevin G. Kirby, Dean, College of Informatics

 

September 26, 2013
4:00 p.m. EDT

Facilitators

  • John Jungck, Director of the Interdisciplinary Science Learning Laboratories -  University of Delaware 
  • John Marshall, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design; Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning - University of Michigan
  • Jeanne L. Narum, Principal- Learning Spaces Collaboratory

April 23, 2013

4:00 p.m. EDT

Facilitators:

  • Amanda Bemer, Assistant Professor of English - Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Cheryl E. Ball, Associate Professor of English - Illinois State University

   

Learning outcomes:
 
  • The value of student-centered planning, with a clear goals for the learning that was to happen in the renewed spaces
  • The reality that—no matter the field of study—21st century learners need access to spaces that enable engaged, team-based learning.
Resources:

March 7, 2013
4:00 p.m. EST

Facilitators: 

  • Jeanne L. Narum, Principal- Learning Spaces Collaboratory
  • Marci Sorter, Provost and Dean of the College- St. Olaf College
  • Rick Vaz, Dean, Interdisciplinary and Global Studies- Worcester Polytechnic Institute

This webinar captures discussions and products from the LSC workshop at the January AAC&U meeting in Atlanta. After wrestling with questions about what learners should become and what experiences enable that becoming, each table group shared their mental images of what kind of spaces enable those experiences. We share this one.

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