Here’s a shortened version of the slides I presented today:
Here’s the handout for my ISTE 2012 Session: Innovative Learning Spaces: The Role of Technology
And here’s the gist of it:
Innovative Learning Spaces: The Role of Technology
Jim Heynderickx, The American School in London
27 June 2012
Learning Spaces, a free Educause book: http://www.educause.edu/research-and-publications/books/learning-spaces
Horizon Report 2012 K12: http://k12.wiki.nmc.org/
- Evolution of computer lab designs
- Technology in Classrooms
- STEM and STEAM Design Labs
- Technology in Libraries
- Technology in Community Spaces
- 1:1 vs. Desktop Environments
- Synergies of Virtual Learning and Physical Learning Spaces
Ten Takeaway Points
- New construction isn’t necessary
- Peripheral computer lab design is the new norm
- STEM and STEAM labs are exciting
- Easily changeable learning spaces suit changing pedagogy
- Flexible, moving furniture is great, with caveats.
- Portable technology is optimal for “horizontal” learning
- Fixed technology is preferable for “vertical” learning
- Every school should have flyspaces
- Mistakes can be affordable
- VLS systems can complement traditional learning spaces, but our core value is person-to-person relationships
- Teaching space in influenced by the very city and country and surrounding culture and language of the broader community.
- My own children are growing up in London, and they are increasingly developing global perspectives and viewpoints.
- It is possible that the school, campus and geographical location or city is becoming flexible and changeable.
- The future of learning spaces may be that they are not on campuses at all, but they are a hybrid of experiential learning and group field work.
- Technology is going to play a central role to make this work.