EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Fall Focus Session: Re-imagining Learning Spaces Hosted MSU IT Services Teaching and Learning at Wills House

EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Fall Focus Session:  Re-imagining Learning Spaces

Hosted by MSU IT Services Teaching and Learning at Wills House Large Conference Room


On October 28 and 29, MSU IT Services Teaching and Learning  will host the 2014 Fall Focus Session, "Re-Imagining Learning Spaces: Design, Technology, and Assessment" at Wills House.  

Join us to exchange ideas and collaborate interactively with the teaching and learning community, all without leaving your institution. Learning spaces remain foundational to successful learning, and their design and outfitting provide a mixture of affordances and constraints—the key is getting it right. Successful integration of Information technology and innovative designs have brought unique capabilities to learning spaces, which enable greater interaction through the use of collaborative and mobile tools, team-based course models, videoconferencing with remote experts, makerspaces, and new instructional designs like flipped learning, to name but a few. Join us as we discuss the landscape of today’s learning spaces on the following themes:


  • Determining the effectiveness and impact of new model learning spaces on student learning, engagement, and effective instruction

  • Exploring how innovative space designs can facilitate and support new learning approaches, like the flipped classroom

  • Reviewing faculty development programs that support optimal use of learning space through the application of active or collaborative pedagogies

  • Understanding classroom technologies that support or enhance teaching and learning in model learning spaces


This event is FREE to the MSU Teaching and Learning Community.  If you have any questions regarding the virtual stream please contact Keesa Johnson Muhammad


Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time Session
12:00pm Focus Session Welcome
12:15pm The Active Learning Ecosystem Reimagined: Pedagogy, Technology, and Space
12:40pm Learning Space Design: University-Wide Design Coordination
1:05pm Drafting a University Master Plan for Learning Spaces

Active Learning Classrooms and Social Context: Changing Relationships to Improve Learning

1:55pm Activity
2:35pm Exploring the Impact of Active Learning Spaces on Teaching and Learning
3:00pm UMN Technology-Enabled Classroom Design
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Noon – 3pm
Time Session
12:00pm Focus Session Welcome
12:05pm Beyond Active Learning

Building a Community to Redesign Learning Spaces across Campus and Make Them a Strategic Priority

1:00pm The Design and Assessment of Next-Gen Flex Classrooms

Evolving Teaching Methods Drive Changes in Learning Space Design and Furniture




Hunt Library's Designs for Teaching and Learning: Radically Student-Centered Design and the New Learning Commons


Outside In, Inside Out:  Designing and Delivering Services within Learning Spaces