Distance learning at its best. Dalhouse University built an A/V system to connect 19 campuses with high-definition face to face lecture capture and videoconferencing capability and high quality audio visual technology.
Future Learning Spaces: The Potential and Practice of Learning 2.0 in Higher Education (9781466628519): Charlotte Holland, Miriam Judge: Book Chapters
Daniel Tan's insight:
Higher education institutions are promoting the integration of online technologies in teaching and learning as an attempt to provide flexible modes of delivery, to diversify the profile of students accessing higher education and to facilitate the development of life-long learning skills. The availability of personal digital devices, such as wireless laptops and mobile phones, and campus-wide Internet connectivity has the potential to enhance or detract from learning in higher education. This chapter explores the trend towards online learning in higher education, examining the potential of and current practices in the integration of Information and Communication Technologies, focusing on the use of Web 2.0 technologies in teaching and learning, and presenting some of the challenges that arise in the integration of online technologies and implementation of Learning 2.0 in higher education.
Creative Classrooms: Rethinking How We Teach and Learn
What are ‘Creative Classrooms’ and how can they be successfully implemented? Stefania Bocconi and Panagiotis Kampylis work at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, and have been researching how to innovate teaching and learning practices at a system level. They co-authored an article with Yves Punie on this topic, recently published at eLearning Papers.
There's a whole new classroom model and it's a sight to behold. The newest school system in Sweden look more like the hallways of Google or Pixar and less like a brick-and-mortar school you'd typically see.
Daniel Tan's insight:
There are collaboration zones, houses-within-houses, and a slew of other features that are designed to foster “curiosity and creativity.”
Innovating Teaching and Learning Practices: Key Elements for Developing Creative Classrooms in Europe
This paper looks at how to innovate teaching and learning practices at system level. It describes the vision for ‘Creative Classrooms’ and makes a consolidated proposal for their implementation, clarifying their holistic and systemic nature, their intended learning outcomes, and their pedagogical, technological, and organisational dimensions for innovation. ‘Creative Classrooms’ (CCR) are conceptualized as innovative learning environments that fully embed the potential of ICT to innovate learning and teaching practices in formal, non-formal and informal settings.
This ebook is the proceedings of Future Learning Spaces, the 7th annual conference in the Designs on E-Learning series. The Designs on E-Learning conferences were founded by The Centre for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design (cltad), which is based at the University of the Arts London.
The main conference topics deal with the technological, social, cultural and aesthetic dimensions of creative learning spaces and will be discussed in four panels with the following themes:
1. Open experimental space 2. Institutional space 3. Social learning space 4. Networked space
Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss (ed.), Owen Kelly (ed.), “Future Learning Spaces”, 2011, Helsinki, Aalto University publication series, ISBN 978-952-60-4517-7