Survey: Attention to DEI Issues Relating to Spaces for Learning During COVID-19 Read More
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HGA Snapshot – Southern New Hampshire University Innovation and Design Education Building HGA Snapshot – Vanderbilt University The Wond’ry HGA Website

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Topophilia: The Importance of Place

As campuses struggle to rebuild their sense of community after the pandemic, faculty and staff need to help students rebuild their connection to place, the physical spaces students inhabit to do their work.  If we are to make our campuses more inclusive, our spaces must be welcoming to all and students need to feel a […]

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Making It Work: Job Descriptions for Library Spaces

How will the new spaces serve institutional goals for what the learners should become, be recognized for becoming—as individuals and a member of a community of learners? How will the new spaces serve goals for what the institution should become, be recognized for becoming—by its community of learners and by the communities it serves beyond […]

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How to Recapture the Sense of an Agora as a Space for Learning? 

I. Recordings – YouTube A.  LSC Open Conversation #5: How to Recapture the Sense of an Agora as a Space for Learning? – August 4, 2021 Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa, Director – Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Felix Kronenberg, Director of the Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA) and Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages […]

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PLAN. ASSESS. PIVOT. REPEAT.

COMING OUT OF THE COVID ERA—QUESTIONS TO EXPLORE Have we been—or how can we—assess the effectiveness of our planning? Are we ready to pivot in response to answers to such questions? What have we learned about how space matters to our learners as individuals and as members of a learning community and to the broader […]

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What Have We Learned About How and Where Virtual Learning Happens and What’s Next?

I. Recordings – YouTube A.  LSC Open Conversation #3: What Have We Learned About How and Where Virtual Learning Happens and What’s Next? – July 21, 2021 Marc Cholewczynski, Associate Director for Academic Technologies — Oregon State University Larry Darling, Manager of Classroom Technologies — University of North Carolina-Greensboro Christopher Dechter, Principal Learning Space Engineer — Indiana […]

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Evidence: Findings from Research and the Field

RESEARCH From the LSC Open Conversation #1 The Impact of Biophilic Learning Spaces on Student Success Learning Space The impact of biophilic learning spaces on student success (Determan et al., 2019), a year-long scientific research study that examines the positive effect of biophilic design on student stress reduction and learning outcomes. Biophilic Net-Positive Design Project (2020), […]

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Research

I. Recordings – YouTube A.  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Research – Richard Holeton, Assistant Vice Provost for Learning Environments, Emeritus – Stanford University and Susan Whitmer, Consultant – Susan Whitmer Studios B. Open Conversation – July 14, 2021   II. Research A. Toward Inclusive Learning Spaces: Physiological, Cognitive, and Cultural Inclusion and the Learning Space Rating System […]

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