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  • 7 strategies universities can use to Design and Develop innovative learning spaces 7 strategies universities can use to Design and Develop innovative learning spaces
    Over the past decade there has been a huge shift in approach to the design of learning spaces in higher education. As technology continues to advance with the rapid pace of change, so too are student demands and expectations when it comes to learning.
    As a result, universities are looking to new innovative ways of teaching, with a big focus on linking pedagogy to learning space design, and how technology can best be utilised in these spaces to improve student engagement and learning outcomes.
    In this article, we take a look at 7 key strategies universities and schools across Australia and New Zealand are using to design innovative learning spaces to remain relevant to the digital student.
  • Creating modern learning environments to enhance teaching and learning outcomes: An inside look at Stonefields School innovative learning spacesCreating modern learning environments to enhance teaching and learning outcomes: An inside look at Stonefields School innovative learning spaces
    In this case study, Sarah Martin, Principal of Stonefields school shares what other schools and universities can learn from Stonefields unique approach to learning design, and the strategies her team is using to create personalised and innovative learning curriculums and how this is improving teaching and learning outcomes.
  • Designing collaborative learning spaces that support digital at Massey UniversityDesigning collaborative learning spaces that support digital at Massey University
    In this case study, Professor Giselle Byrnes, Assistant Vice-Chancellor Research, Academic and Enterprise at Massey University, to find out how the University is creating learning environments that inspire and engage students, the tools they are using to align space with digital technology and the results that have been realized in terms of learning outcomes and student engagement.

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  • Supporting Academics to Re-design Their Subjects for Successful Multi-Campus DeliverySupporting Academics to Re-design Their Subjects for Successful Multi-Campus Delivery
    Successful multi-campus subject design optimises equivalent and effective access, learning experiences and opportunities for students irrespective of their campus location, and supports efficiency of organisation & teaching across and on campuses
    In essence, multi-campus teaching necessitates delivery in either a fully on-line or, as is more usual in laboratory based subjects, in a blended learning format. The Digital Strategy at La Trobe University, includes support for staff to design effective approaches to multi-campus teaching and greatly expands on preliminary work undertaken in the Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering through its regional portfolio.
    In this presentation from Blended Learning 2015, Associate Professor Katherine Legge, Project Manager La Trobe Learning and Teaching explores how the multi-campus strategy supports the academic teaching developer of a subject to revise the delivery of their subject in such a way that they;
    • Consider pedagogical design through all stages of their students’ blended learning experience
    • Shift their focus away from the tools (f2f and ICT) and toward the learning intent
    • Develop a clear understanding of their new role in the learningteaching process
  • Evaluating 21st Century Learning EnvironmentsEvaluating 21st Century Learning Environments
    The recent raft of educational capital works projects in Australia have developed a wide range of ‘21stC’ learning environments. As yet there is little rigorous evidence attesting to the efficacy of which learning environments are the more appropriate for 21stC pedagogy in a digital and knowledge age.

    In this presentation from New Generation Learning Design 2016, Dr Ben Cleveland, Research Fellow, Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN), University of Melbourne, explores:
    • Links between space and pedagogy
    • Evaluating the effectiveness of differing designs in improving student behaviours
    • Engagement and learning outcomes in senior secondary
    • The transition to higher educational sectors
  • Creating an Innovative Pedagogical EnvironmentCreating an Innovative Pedagogical Environment
    In this presentation from New Generation Learning Space Design 2016 Daniel Birch, Principal at Hobsonville Point Primary School explores:
    • Putting students in the driver’s seat: constantly reformatting learning spaces
    • Assessing learning and redesigning space to better enable success
    • Becoming fluid in terms of what practice looks like
    • Challenging everything and making sure students are at the centre of focus
    • Catering for multi-level needs
    • Implementing effective professional development for staff
  • Developing a Tool to Design an Effective Programme and Achievable WorkloadDeveloping a Tool to Design an Effective Programme and Achievable Workload
    In this presentation from New Generation Learning Space Design 2016 Gina Saliba, Acting Blended Learning Manager at The University of Western Sydney explores:
    • Developing and introducing a tool to help plan and manage the time constraints of the summer term
    • Utilising the tool to plan and design blended and fully online units/courses
    • Guiding the development of a blend of on-campus, online and self-directed study components
    • Implementing a ‘hubs and spokes’ model
    • Understanding time commitment and workload in designing units
  • Improving Student Engagement and Success Through Learning Analytics DashboardsImproving Student Engagement and Success Through Learning Analytics Dashboards
    In this presentation from New Generation Learning Space Design 2016 Dr Linda Corrin, lecturer in higher education at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, explores:
    • Learning analytics: Creating student data dashboards
    • How students interpret feedback delivered through learning analytics dashboards
    • What actions students take in response to dashboard feedback
    • How access to dashboard feedback influences student motivation and performance
    • Visualising student data
  • Developing Outdoor Learning Spaces to Enhance Student ExperienceDeveloping Outdoor Learning Spaces to Enhance Student Experience
    In this presentation from New Generation Learning Space Design 2016 Dr Sarah Long, Deputy Director of Learning & Teaching at Bond University discusses:
    • The logistics of the outdoor learning pilot research project
    • Data and feedback generated from the pilot study
    • Enhancing existing outside spaces on campus
    • Using a multi-disciplinary elective to design outdoorlearning spaces

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  • How Australian universities are implementing innovative blended learning methods to boost student engagementHow Australian universities are implementing innovative blended learning methods to boost student engagement
    Advances in technology have enabled students with greater flexibility in how they learn, which has influenced the need for educators to engage students beyond the traditional classroom environment. In this exclusive eBook, several specialists from Deakin University, Monash University, Charles Sturt University and University of Sydney, share exclusive insight into how they are supporting student learning outcomes by creating effective and adaptable blended learning environments.
  • How Four Universities are Taking Blended Learning to the Next LevelHow Four Universities are Taking Blended Learning to the Next Level
    Ahead of Blended Learning 2015, several specialists from Monash University, University of Technology Sydney, University of Sydney and University of Western Sydney, shared exclusive insight into how they’re personalising the student experience through learning design, technology, creative spaces and collaboration.

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  • Learning analytics at University of SydneyLearning analytics at University of Sydney
    In this Case Study from New Generation Learning Space Design 2016 Abelardo Pardo, senior lecturer at the University of Sydney discusses learning analyics.

    "It’s not so much part of the analytics as it is the design strategy – the type of resources, the type of interaction expected, the inclusion of formative assessment, or the number of times they are allowed when solving exercises. These variables have a lot of potential to improve the learning design and therefore improve the overall learning experience."

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