Matching Instructors and Spaces of Learning: The impact of space on behavioral, affective and cognitive learning
This study conducted by past speaker John McArthur, Director of Online Faculty Services and Associate Professor of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte, examines the extent to which instructional proxemics - the physical space of the learning environment - impacts student behavioural, affective, and cognitive learning.
In the higher education space, competition for student attraction and retention is more fierce than ever before, with the prize of a satisfied and engaged learner a lucrative one in a fiscal and figurative sense.
Coupled with that, the expectations of the modern day student are evolving as quickly as technology is leaping forward. In this interview, we speak with Mat Davies, Estate Director at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, about how he views the challenge and what your strategy should consist of in order to entice and keep the 21st century learner.
We spoke to two specialists who have embarked on ambitious next generation learning projects; The North Torrey Pines Live and Learn Community at UC San Diego and The Oxford Foundry at the University of Oxford. This article will explore the motivations behind each project, the challenges faced in bringing the project to life and how the space will directly benefit the students who use it.
Ahead of the Next Generation Learning Spaces Forum 2018, we spoke to Gunter Saunders, Associate Director Digital Engagement, University of Westminster about the changing role of technology in the learning environment, the challenges faced in amalgamating virtual tools into the physical environment, and the re-imagining of teaching practises in a new space.
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