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Robert Fox  (The University of Hong Kong) Paul Lam, Eric Ho and Ziv Kwong (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)  A TALE OF...
<ul><li>Why study the learning environment? </li></ul><ul><li>New university curriculum in September 2012 </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Development framework of Learning environment in universities: </li></ul>LEARNING ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENTS FRAMEWO...
<ul><li>Examples of learning environment development: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a. Specifications of Future Classrooms report ...
SPECIFICATIONS OF FUTURE CLASSROOMS A new classroom  (LSK 514) Hi-technology interactive classroom design <ul><li>Use of d...
<ul><li>Results: </li></ul><ul><li>Highest occupancy rate was found in information commons (~50%). </li></ul><ul><li>WiFi ...
<ul><li>Informal learning spaces (ILS) are areas  unattended by staff but equipped with furniture or facilities that engag...
<ul><li>Results: </li></ul><ul><li>~90% of users in ILS were carrying out learning  activities. (preparation for class, gr...
<ul><li>Blackboard or Moodle? </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher panel with representatives from various faculties (10 members) </l...
<ul><li>http://prezi.com/odjrjnp3ugrl/tale-of-1-city-changing-learning-environments/ </li></ul>HKU CHANGING SPACES
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  1. 1. Robert Fox (The University of Hong Kong) Paul Lam, Eric Ho and Ziv Kwong (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) A TALE OF TWO [ UNIVER]CITIES: CHANGING LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
  2. 2. <ul><li>Why study the learning environment? </li></ul><ul><li>New university curriculum in September 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated 3,500 extra students in each of the two institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Numbers of new buildings will be established, existing buildings undergo extension or retrofit process </li></ul><ul><li>an unique opportunity for evaluating and re-designing our learning environment </li></ul>INTRODUCTION
  3. 3. <ul><li>Development framework of Learning environment in universities: </li></ul>LEARNING ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENTS FRAMEWORK Figure 1: Learning environment developments framework Expert opinion driven : Experts evaluate the learning environment and provide guidelines and suggestions to future design of spaces. Teacher/ administrator driven : Representatives from all faculties provides their recommendations on the spaces. User driven/ user evaluated : Users’ needs and preferences were collected and the information directs the learning environment development. Approaches/Spaces Classroom Library Faculty/ college Informal Virtual Expert opinion driven a.   c.     Teacher/ administrator driven         e. User driven/ user evaluated   b. d.  
  4. 4. <ul><li>Examples of learning environment development: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a. Specifications of Future Classrooms report [CUHK] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a. Learning environments-both physical and virtual proposals [HKU] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b. Library as Learning Space Study [CUHK and HKU] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c. Faculty of Education plans for retrofitting [HKU] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d. Informal Learning Spaces Study [CUHK and HKU] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e. ELearning Strategy and Implementation Plan [HKU] </li></ul></ul>LEARNING ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENTS FRAMEWORK
  5. 5. SPECIFICATIONS OF FUTURE CLASSROOMS A new classroom (LSK 514) Hi-technology interactive classroom design <ul><li>Use of digital devices: Electric sockets, WiFi connectivity. two projectors (and screens) </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible and mobile facilities: Two-seater desks with lockable wheels, stackable chairs, variation in classroom furniture </li></ul><ul><li>Group work: Tables and chairs in clusters. </li></ul>Approaches/Spaces Classroom Library Faculty/ college Informal Virtual Expert opinion driven a.   c.     Teacher/ administrator driven         e. User driven/ user evaluated   b. d.  
  6. 6. <ul><li>Results: </li></ul><ul><li>Highest occupancy rate was found in information commons (~50%). </li></ul><ul><li>WiFi connections, electric sockets, quiet environment were the most important features in library. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Quietness’ was the most commonly mentioned advantage of the library. </li></ul>LIBRARY AS LEARNING SPACE STUDY <ul><ul><li>Study locations in CUHK (2 libraries): </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University Library and Lee Quo Wei Law Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chung Chi College Elisabeth Luce Moore Library </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Significance : Library should support use of technology; Facilitation of group learning activities has to be done with care </li></ul>Approaches/Spaces Classroom Library Faculty/ college Informal Virtual Expert opinion driven a.   c.     Teacher/ administrator driven         e. User driven/ user evaluated   b. d.  
  7. 7. <ul><li>Informal learning spaces (ILS) are areas unattended by staff but equipped with furniture or facilities that engage students in self-learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Study locations in CUHK: </li></ul><ul><li>Esther Lee Building, ELB (2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Lee Shau Kee Building, LSK (2010) </li></ul><ul><li>3 canteens (2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Observations, Interviews </li></ul>INFORMAL LEARNING SPACES STUDY Overview of informal learning space in LSK. Approaches/Spaces Classroom Library Faculty/ college Informal Virtual Expert opinion driven a.   c.     Teacher/ administrator driven         e. User driven/ user evaluated   b. d.  
  8. 8. <ul><li>Results: </li></ul><ul><li>~90% of users in ILS were carrying out learning activities. (preparation for class, group discussions, self-studying, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>~30% of users brought their own notebooks to ILS. </li></ul><ul><li>~75% of users had used WiFi in ILS. </li></ul><ul><li>Significance : ILSs in CUHK are important; Space should support use of technology </li></ul>INFORMAL LEARNING SPACES STUDY
  9. 9. <ul><li>Blackboard or Moodle? </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher panel with representatives from various faculties (10 members) </li></ul><ul><li>Activities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen to vender presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands-on with two systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extended trial use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical team evaluated other issues such as scalability and security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation on short-term and long-term costs </li></ul></ul>LMS REVIEW (CUHK) Approaches/Spaces Classroom Library Faculty/ college Informal Virtual Expert opinion driven a.   c.     Teacher/ administrator driven         e. User driven/ user evaluated   b. d.  
  10. 10. <ul><li>http://prezi.com/odjrjnp3ugrl/tale-of-1-city-changing-learning-environments/ </li></ul>HKU CHANGING SPACES
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