Learning Spaces and Environments - Effective Classroom Design

By Peter Mellow | A selection of articles from my Scoop.it curation collection of the same name.

Are flexible learning environments working in NZ schools?

Significant investment is being made into so-called Innovative Learning Environments in New Zealand schools but there is little data to support their …

Learning

Today’s Classrooms Should Be About Flexible Teaching—Not Furniture

At the end of June a group of passionate, dedicated educators gathered for one of New Jersey’s last EdCamps of the 2017 school year. I bounced around …

Furniture

The Optimal Seating Plan? Letting Your Students Choose

<b>Chris Kelly:</b> If you’re going to work independently to catch up, you’ll actually turn the tables toward that wall. If you’re going to collaborate, …

Teaching

Say 'no' to your child or they'll struggle in school, psychologist says

<b>Child psychologist Dr Amanda Gummer says children who are 'helicoptered' by their parents tend to play up at school to get attention</b><p>Working with a …

Next Generation Classroom—Some Random Thoughts

When you think of a next generation classroom, what comes to mind? Is it a classroom visibly filled with the newest, flashiest technology?<p>Not for me. …

Learning

The 'Experience Lab': Rethinking Traditional Laboratory Spaces

Strategic Directions | Feature<p>A Q&A with Kyle Bowen<p>CT talks with Penn State University Director of Education Technology Kyle Bowen about "experience …

Learning

Can good hospital design improve your health? - CNN Style

Written by By Elizabeth Stamp, CNN<p>While the healthcare system in America is in a state of crisis, the hospitals, care centers and research facilities that make up the industry -- in the States and abroad -- have never looked better.<p>Gone are the days of sterile spaces, shared rooms and buildings …

Health Care

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Research shows if you improve the air quality at work, you improve productivity

Corporate wellness programs focus on biometric screening, diet and exercise programs to improve health and productivity. However, new research has …

The Workplace

Different Learning Spaces, Different Goals

21st Century Classroom<p>Three universities share how they have tailored their classrooms for immersive learning, collaboration, large classes, …

Students redesign their campus

Published: 09 August 2017<p>Students have been taking a key role in the transformation of Unitec, by working on the design and development of the campus …

Interior Design

The outdoor office spaces where workers commune with nature

From al desko to al fresco. Outdoor office spaces are popping up around the globe – but would you regularly take your business outside?<p>With summer right around the corner for those in northern hemisphere, many are eager to escape the office and spend more time outdoors.<p>But what if you could combine …

The Workplace

No Grade Is Too Early for Flexible Seating

A decade ago, I watched college students break out for small group work on hallway benches, on the floor in the corner, and standing at tables. I …

Furniture

Photo Essay: A Flexible Seating How-To

I was reading children’s books to my eighth graders, using the stories to reinforce literary elements, when a student asked if she could sit on the …

Photo Essays

Rasmussen College Opens Learning Center to Help Close Chicago’s Digital Divide

A new, technology-infused learning center from Rasmussen College will offer broadband connectivity, computer workstations and academic coaching to …

Education

Educating the educators | UTS News Room

Once upon a time, philosophers like Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift met their associates in coffee houses to discuss ideas and to question the …

Australian Universities

The research on hot-desking and activity-based work isn't so positive

A recent survey of 400 multinational corporations found that two-thirds plan to implement shared-desk workplaces by 2020. But research shows these …

The Workplace

Rearranging the way we learn- Made Possible by Melbourne

Australian Universities

Bad Hospital Design Is Making Us Sicker

As a medical resident working 30-hour shifts, I quickly came to cherish those rare moments when I could duck out of the bustling and brightly lit hospital corridors and lay my head on a pillow.<p>Granted, it was often in a barren call room with a stiff mattress and a rumbling heater. There I’d lie, …

Health Care

LEaRN

LEaRN is a multidisciplinary forum, a portal and an international network bringing together academia and industry to research, imagine and discuss …

Learning

Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign

I remember exactly where I was when I had a watershed moment that changed me as a teacher forever. In fact, it inspired my EdSurge column, Why the …

Teaching

Bluetooth Beacons Could Improve Student Experience on Higher Ed Campuses

By EdTech StaffThis proximity tech has potential to help with everything from wayfinding to mobile device management.

Education Technology

Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace.

A year ago, my boss announced that our large New York ad agency would be moving to an open office. After nine years as a senior writer, I was forced to trade in my private office for a seat at a long, shared table. It felt like my boss had ripped off my clothes and left me standing in my …

The Workplace

What workspaces are the best for freelance workers?

<i>The gig economy is offering Australians jobs, but it comes at a cost. These are often temporary positions, where workers are independent and have to</i> …

The Workplace

Why open offices are bad for us

It’s not just loud and sniffly, open offices are actually hurting our brains. Now some businesses are bringing back walls and doors.<p>Four years ago, Chris Nagele did what many other technology executives have done before — he moved his team into an open concept office.<p>His staff had been exclusively …

The Workplace

Your Open Office Plan Really Does Make You Less Productive

If you’ve had trouble concentrating in an open floor-plan office, you’re not alone. Now, at least you’ve got science on your side: A new study …

Seven office designs we will be glad to see the back of

They were once thought of as ”new” ways of working, cutting-edge office designs that were aimed at making spaces more egalitarian, productive and …

The Workplace

There’s a tech battle brewing over whiteboards that cost thousands of dollars

The latest product to be unveiled by tech giant Google was not a new smartphone or wearable device or search feature designed to be used by millions of everyday consumers. Rather, it was a $6,000 whiteboard designed to be used in your office conference room.<p>The release of Jamboard puts the Silicon …

Google Drive

IE University's window on the classroom of the future

Step into the newest classroom at Madrid’s IE University and you find that there is no tiered seating, no whiteboard and no PowerPoint …

Education