Over the last decade learning spaces have evolved from traditional lecture style classrooms to technology-enabled environments that promote collaborative learning and problem solving, and as new technologies continue to emerge (think Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in more recent times), the way that students learn and engage is going to continue to change.
In order to keep up, universities must constantly look for new and innovative ways of teaching and focus on how to design environments that are flexible enough to accommodate a dynamic, technology-rich and collaborative style of learning.
To ensure students are engaged, and to deliver the best possible student experience, education providers need to embrace the importance of innovative and immersive physical spaces – informal, formal and virtual - that are designed to meet the needs of modern learning and teaching.
Looking to achieve exactly this, and to give
their students inspiring learning experiences in inspiring learning spaces, the
University of New South Wales (UNSW) has invested in Active Learning Environments. Ahead of the Next Generation Learning Space Design Summit
2020 we chat to Professor Bob Fox, Curriculum
Academic Lead, Office of the Pro Vice- Chancellor (Education) at UNSW. Bob discusses UNSW’ next
generation learning spaces, as well as the importance of active learning to the
modern student experience.
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