Learning Space Design: Photos and Interviews

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Photos of learning space design projects:

  • Georgia Tech Library & Information Center, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
  • Forest Sciences Centre, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • Stata Hall, MIT, Cambridge, MA
  • Rockefeller 1, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics Laboratory for Complex Systems, Guggenheim Laboratory, MIT, Cambridge, MA

Interviews with four learning space design experts:

  • Malcolm B. Brown, Director of Academic Computing, Dartmouth College

    "I think it's important to keep your overall bearings . . . by thinking about learning theory and learning principles and what really contributes to deeper learning . . . because that is really what needs to inform your practice."

  • Linda A. Cabot, Director, Information Technology Services, Georgia Institute of Technology

    "We have opened in the last year what we call a "rehearsal studio," where students can come in as a team and put their finished product up, critique it, practice it, edit it. . . . Students want flexible spaces that they can rearrange."

  • Stephen C. Ehrmann, Vice-President, TLT Group, and Director, TLT Flashlight Program for the Study and Improvement of Educational Uses of Technology

    "One of the functions of a physical campus . . . is to connect the student to other students, to the culture of the institution, to the history of the institution and to the community beyond. . . . I really would like to see . . . as part of strengthening the role of campuses . . .online systems which also contribute to connecting each student to the larger life and history and culture of the institution and the area around it."

  • Joan K. Lippincott, Associate Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)

    "I'm aware of one library that is beginning to do some renovations but doesn't have the funds yet. They are clearing one big room, and they don't have the money for new furniture so they bought a whole bunch of bean-bag chairs and are letting the students arrange the furniture so that they have informal group space in their library that will enhance their capability to offer enriched learning spaces for their students on their terms."