Thursday, February 05, 2009
Collaborative Learning Spaces Part Deux
Designing collaborative learning spaces which are scalable is an important element in planning. Initially a model collaborative space was developed in our Wing Technology Center to demonstrate to faculty, staff, and students the concept of collaborative spaces. From there, a larger space was created in our Murphy library. This space was tested and video analyzed to see how students would effectively utilize the collaborative area. Stage three was to expand the space, again using Herman Miller Resolve furniture. In this stage you can see the dynamics of students working together. Encouraging faculty to develop curriculum that requires group work only strengthens the campus utilization of collaborative learning spaces. Developing a scalable design will ensure a sustainable model for the future.