Engagement is about learning, not just a transfer of knowledge. With the rise of the digital, diverse, and distributed student, common spaces are emerging as transitional “third places” to gather and collaborate on campuses across the country. Now, it’s more important than ever to make every university space an active learning space- be it media labs, libraries, or lounge areas.
These informal spaces should offer student’s a range of places and the choice and control to select the best environment for their needs. Throughout the semester or even within the same day, students need spaces that support focused, individual study, dyadic work or large team collaborative projects.