Speaker Presentations 2017

BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER/ Intersections of Purposeful Spaces

BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER/ Intersections of Purposeful Spaces

‘4C’ing Future Learning Spaces

  • Engaging Faculty for effective planning & delivery
  • Encouraging student voice in learning environments for increased collaboration
  • Transforming the physical campus and classrooms into ‘sticky’ spaces that attract & engage learners
  • Measuring the impact of space on student achievement and engagement
Blending Technology and Tradition to Encourage Active Learning

Blending Technology and Tradition to Encourage Active Learning

We have long understood that learning is a social, as well as an individual process. How can the classroom environment encourage, active, student led, group learning? How can technology best support this? A case study of the evolving learning spaces at Tanglin and the drive towards more student independence; combining best practice from traditional teaching methods with new possibilities from modern technology.

Presentation by: John Ridley, Director of Learning, Tanglin Trust School, Singapore

Learning From Learning Spaces: How a Student-Centered Focus Benefits Both Academics and Design Professionals

Learning From Learning Spaces: How a Student-Centered Focus Benefits Both Academics and Design Professionals

We often think of collaborative learning in terms of classroom interactions, but it plays an important role in creating and adapting learning spaces, as well. In this session, we will explore how collaboration between students, academics and design professionals has led to insights into how students use classrooms and informal campus spaces.

Presentation by:

  • Doug Ward, Associate Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
  • Brittany Reynolds, Research Assistant, TREANORHL ARCHITECTS
Navigating Constraints and Building Support for an Interactive Lecture Hall

Navigating Constraints and Building Support for an Interactive Lecture Hall

Higher education institutions have begun to re-imagine traditional lecture halls in ways that can better support active learning methods, but large classroom renovations are complex and require buy-in from a variety of campus stakeholders. In this session you will learn how the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill worked within numerous constraints to transform an aging lecture hall into an active learning environment.

Presentation by: Bob Henshaw, Educational Technology Consultant, IT Liaison to the Center for Faculty Excellence, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL