We announce the collaboration between the Learning Spaces Collaboratory (LSC) and the Journal of Learning Spaces (JLS). A significant feature of this collaboration will be a Library of Evidence. This Library begins with incorporating resources now available through our individual sites, with the addition of recent and emerging findings from research and practice focusing on why spaces matter and how we know.
The resources included in the Library reflect the work of a diversity of stakeholders. This includes individual researchers and teams of researchers from the cognitive sciences, pedagogical, disciplinary and professional communities. Findings from the work of academics and architects at individual colleges and universities will also be incorporated into the Library. The Library of Evidence is designed to inform the work of those responsible for ensuring there is a measurable return in the institutional investment made to shape learning environments in which students—today and tomorrow—thrive.
From LSC Virtual Roundtables
- An LSC Essay: How Can The Historic Sense Of An Agora Be Captured In Virtual Learning Spaces? (November 5, 2020)
- An LSC Conversation: Reflections on the Geography of Place (January 21, 2021)
- Richard Holeton. “Toward Inclusive Learning Spaces: Physiological, Cognitive, and Cultural Inclusion and the Learning Space Rating System.” EDUCAUSE Review.
- Wendy Newstetter. “Why Space Matters to Creativity.”
- Susan Whitmer. “Inclusive Campus Environments: An Untapped Resource for Fostering Learner Success:”
From the Archives
- Assessment: A Strategy for Gathering Evidence of What Works in Shaping Spaces for Learning
The LSC Guide: Planning for Assessing 21st Century Spaces for 21st Century Learners
— Jillian Kinzie, NSSE/Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research
- Structures for Science: A Handbook for Planning Facilities for Undergraduate Natural Science Communities