PKAL Learning Spaces Collaboratory

Understanding the Feed-back Loop: From Audits to Assessments in Shaping and Reshaping Technology-rich Learning Spaces

PKAL LSC Webinar - October 20, 2010

October 20, 2010
3:00 pm EDT
Registration fee per institution: $100

Joan K. Lippincott, Associate Executive Director—Coalition for Networked Information

Susan Whitmer, Educations Solutions Integrator- Herman Miller Inc.

Increasingly, campus-wide attention is being given to the quality and character of learning spaces. This interest is sparked in many ways, by: faculty who desire to engage students more actively in their learning through research-based pedagogies; librarians and information technologists seeking to engage learners in collaborating and connecting through the use of contemporary technologies; and senior administrators (including physical plant officers) who have to do more with less in a time of increasing pressure from their colleagues to ensure spaces enable and support a robust campus-wide learning community.

We will address the varied steps that lead to such spaces (from auditing current reality to assessing the new reality). The roadmap is designed as a tool for campus communities tackling projects of different size and complexity. However the focus in this webinar is on attention to audits that uncover opportunities for short-term, low-hanging fruit improvements that set the stage for a long-term planning agenda.

Key Points:

  • Auditing the current reality: what is working, what is not—and why: from the perspective of faculty, administrators and staff, and students.
  • Developing and implementing project goals: those that serve pedagogical pioneers, respect institutional learning goals, and reflect budget realities—short- and long-term.
  • Making audits actionable: Some case studies of approaches to assess if project goals were achieved in the new or reshaped spaces for learning.

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