Title Abstract Publication Date
The Learning Studios Project, Estrella Mountain Community College. Profiles two learning studios at this Arizona institution that feature teaching stations rather than fixed podiums, and radically flexible furniture that could be configured for individual or group... 12/31/2005
The Psychology of Learning Environments. Discusses the psychological effect of the higher education learning environment. The influence of sensory and physical classroom characteristics is described, including reaction to devices and... 12/31/2005
The Relationship between Seating Arrangement and Student Behavior in College Classrooms. Investigates environment-behavior relationships in college classrooms and assesses how students' territoriality and perceptions of social interaction vary according to different seating... 12/31/2004
The Soft Classroom. Describes the conversion of a higher education from a hard-surface, desks-in-rows configuration, to a more lounge-like appearance, with carpeting and upholstered couches instead of desks. Reaction to... 02/29/1980
The Space is the Message:First Assessment of a Learning Studio. Describes the planning, creation, use, and initial assessment of a sophisticated learning studio at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Details of the mission, components, budget, design,... 12/31/2007
Thinking Outside the Circle: the Design of Face-to-Face Collaborative Learning Facilities Learners working on collaborative assignments using computers (which may also involve blended/hybrid learning) must engage in social as well as intellectual tasks. Many existing facilities support... 12/31/2001
Trends in Learning Space Design. Relates trends in learning space design to current learning theory and technological advances. The described trends are generated by active and social learning strategies, human-centered design, and... 12/31/2005
Trends to Watch in Higher Education. This Society for College and University Planning's web page reports the organization's view of demographic and educational trends in higher education. In these reports, facilities are...
UIC Classroom Design Guidelines. Sets forth interiors guidelines for the renovation of this campus. Most of the buildings were constructed in one campaign during the 1960's. Their condition and functionality are generally held... 07/31/2007
University of Arizona: Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center. Profiles an integrated learning center for freshman. The center houses 14 classrooms, a 300-computer information commons, and a variety of other spaces. It provides state-of-the-art instructional... 12/31/2005
University of Cincinnati Design Guidance: Learning Environments. Provides this institutions design guidance for instructional spaces. A list of room types is followed by detailed recommendations for room location, size, proportion, acoustics, corridors, entrances... 12/31/2002
University of Melbourne Teaching Space Design Guidelines. Presents this institution's teaching space guidelines covering different types of teaching spaces and the environment within them; physical access and movement; electrical, lighting, and... 08/31/1999
Using Assessment to Bring about Cultural Change: The Value of Assessing Learning Spaces. In considering the issue of transforming higher education, people tend to think of the university in the abstract: the idea of providing education and what that means in these changing times. The... 04/30/2008
Virginia Tech: Torgersen Hall. Presents this 150,000-square-foot facility that features wireless connectivity throughout, wired classrooms with computer-controlled lighting for different teaching scenarios, distance learning... 12/31/2005
Wanna Improve Education? Demolish the Classrooms. Discusses the radically different design of Denmark's Ørestad College. Organized around a central staircase and atrium, the boomerang-shaped floor plates spin and shift like a camera shutter to... 07/31/2010
What's New in Educational A/V? Audiovisual technologies—including LCD displays, flat-panel monitors, video walls, studios, and A/V devices and applications—are gaining presence in today's learning spaces as educators... 06/11/2012
What's New with Campus Interior Design? Describes an evolution toward corporate aesthetics in interior design for higher education classrooms, service areas, and residence halls. 09/30/2004
Where Do You Learn?: Tweeting to Inform Learning Space Development The authors took Twitter's What are you doing? prompt and instead asked Where are you learning? They succeeded in getting 15 students to send tweets that would offer insights into their learning... 12/31/2008