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Nigel Coutts

Getting creative with our learning spaces - The Learner's Way - 20 views

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    Unfortunately, we are not all blessed with expansive classrooms which can readily accommodate a diversity of learning zones. The challenge becomes one of creatively using the space and furnishings you have to create flexible spaces.
Nigel Coutts

Modern Spaces for Contemporary Learning - The Learner's Way - 31 views

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    Think back to how you felt after the last day you spent at a conference or course. If things went well you probably came out feeling enthused by new ideas but also exhausted and fatigued in ways that you don't after a regular day at work. If the presenters have done their job well and you choose your workshops wisely, the day should have been full of learning that resulted from you having to think. Days like this should work our brains hard and it should be no surprise when we are fatigued by such an experience. - So how might our students be coping?
Kelsey Vroomunn

The Perfect Workspace (According to Science) - 99U - 42 views

  • making your own decisions about how to organize your workspace has an empowering effect and has been linked with improved productivity
  • simple use of a pin-board to post your own pictures and messages could help you feel that the space is yours
  • furniture that is curved and rounded rather than sharp and straight-edged
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  • sitting in circles provokes a collective mindset
  • blue and green has been shown to enhance performance on tasks that require generating new ideas.
  • red has been linked with superior performance on tasks involving attention to detail.
  • dimmer
  • invest in a green plant or two
  • window with a view
  • “We don’t understand psychologically why putting someone in an impoverished space should work, when it doesn’t work for any other animal on the planet,”
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    Info about workspace design, but with good implications for edu
Ivo Schwalbe

Google Shared Spaces : Create a Space - 72 views

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    Google waves discontinued but kept alive gadgets, allow for collaborative work, using quite a few interactive and sharable gadgets. 
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    Google Shared spaces let you create Gadgets for sharing, planning and working with others.
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