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Presented at Informa Learning Spaces Summit in Melbourne on 5th Dec, 2011

Presented at Informa Learning Spaces Summit in Melbourne on 5th Dec, 2011

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    • Designing learning spaces to meet the changing learning needs and expectations of students and staff University of Canberra Dec 2011INFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • staff and student commons" UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA" CASE STUDY •  project overview •  the objectives •  hothousing ideas •  design principles •  evaluation •  lessons learntINFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • staff & student commons" project overview • EIF Funded, ($3.7million) • 1 of 3 campus development projects • Collaboration between the University Architect, Teaching and Learning Centre, Jackson Architecture and Manteena project management • 16 month projectINFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • project timeline JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV2009 Project Timeline Teaching & Learning Centre activity 2010INFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • UC contextINFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • INFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • Student Commons Staff Commons Teaching & LearningINFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • Staff Commons" floor plan The idea is for a conceptual space in which communities of educators committed to inquiry and innovation come together to exchange ideas about teaching and learning, and use them to meet the challenges of educating students for personal, professional and civic life. " (Carter, 2009)INFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • Student Commons floor plan The student commons will expand facilities for informal, formal and self-directed learning and provide access to collaborative learning spaces for students.INFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • Teaching & Learning Centre floor plan Ensuring the TLC is outward focused by integrating academic (core business) and support with social and community components.INFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • the objectives Provide a space that •  encourages active learning¹, inter-disciplinary study and collaboration •  supports both students and staff as learners •  encourages learner centredness² as opposed to teacher focussed •  can be accessed informally and booked when required •  can be used independently, as a group or for events, (including clubs & societies³) •  supports learners who bring your own device (BYOD) •  has considered space and light and order •  provides for the basic levels of human need (coffee)1 .(McLennan and Keating, 2005; p.5 ), 2. (Dewey, Vygotsky, Piaget), 3. (Lave & Wenger), 4. (Corbusier), 5. (Maslow)INFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • objectives | provide a space that..." encourages active learning, inter-disciplinary study and collaboration Active learning requires students to take responsibility for their learning in both collaborative and independent learning situations, and is dependant on students developing and employing generic skills and attributes. (McLennan and Keating, 2005; p. 5)INFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • objectives | provide a space that..." supports both students and staff as learnersINFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • objectives | provide a space that..." encourages learner centredness as opposed to teacher focussedINFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • objectives | provide a space that..."can be accessed informally and booked when required INFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • objectives | provide a space that...can be used independently, as a group or for events, (including clubs & societies) INFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • objectives | provide a space that..." supports learners who bring your own device (BYOD)INFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • objectives | provide a space that..." has considered space and light and order ‘Space, and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep’ (Corbusier, 1923)INFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • objectives | provide a space that..." provides for the basic levels of human need (coffee)INFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • coming up next…. •  focus on staff commons •  engagement (hothouse project) •  principles •  evaluationINFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • INFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • INFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • INFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • innovation & development projects Develop a community of practice (ITaLLs) •  encourage ideas exchange •  academic project development •  disseminate ideas through leadership Experiment with new spaces, pedagogies & technologies Micro-funded innovation projects Aligned strategically to support the introduction of a new trimester and blended learning strategy INFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • INFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • INFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • principles •  agile spaces (easily reconfigurable) •  lighten the space (brightness and weight) •  user-centred (let staff and students shape the space) •  maximise the active surfaces (writeable and presentable) •  sustainable (materials and operational) •  currators of space (not manage or supervise) INFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • principles" maximise writing surfacesINFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • principles" maximise writing surfacesINFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • principles" lighten the spaceINFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • principles" lighten the spaceINFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • principles" easily re-configurableINFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • principles" let staff & students shape the spaceINFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • evaluation" so far… •  Review of usage data, captured via •  online booking system (name, area, event title, date/time/duration) •  student sign up sheets (room, ID, date/time/duration) •  observation (head counts)" •  post-it polls •  whiteboard surveys •  email feedback" •  Yr1 Survey, (awaiting ethics approval) •  Formal users (via booking system & ID’s) •  Informal user (general survey via Moodle) •  InterviewsINFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • evaluation" post-it… al more le I’m a session too bright , fortab with no office com a se… a locker would cha irs ple be good it locates events aroun d giving up my w hy are we writ ing people whic office! on post-it not es h alls really makes when all the w ds sense are whiteboarINFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • evaluation" teaching commons quantitative •  formal usage (booked via calendar) •  923 individual bookings in 12 months •  average meeting size x6.7 persons •  preferred time of day 9-11am" •  informal usage (drop-in, ad-hoc use) •  647 uses recorded during 3 month observation •  average group size x2.3 personsINFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • evaluation" who uses the teaching commons? 40x UNITS, CENTRES, OFFICES, FACULTIES, INSTITUTES Academic Skills Centre, Accessability, Audit & Governance, Campus Living, Campus Planning and Development Unit, Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor of Education, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research, Early Career Academic Program, Faculty of Applied Science, Faculty of Art & Design, Faculty of Business and Government, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Health, Faculty of Information Sciences and Engineering, Faculty of Law, Human Resources Unit, Information Technology Management, INSPIRE centre, Library, Marketing and International, Media & Communication, National Security Institute, Office of Dean of Students, Office of Innovation and Advancement, Office of Registrar, Planning & Quality, Office of Pro Vice Chancellor of Development, Research Services, Research Services Office, Student Administration, Student Centre, Student Equity and Support Unit, Students, Teaching and Learning Centre, Timetable, UC English Language Institute, UC Events, UC Fit, UC Union, University of Canberra CollegeINFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • evaluation" what do they do? meetings, discussions, workshops, forums, seminars, summits, planning days, working parties, steering groups, policy review groups, focus groups, roundtables, network luncheons, receptions, video conferences, un-conferences, training, industry advisories, interviews, panels, consultations, poster sessions, open days, camps, brown bags, longnecks, writing cycles, writing groups,  write-ins and of course Keith Lyons ’exciting meetingsINFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • evaluation" usage analytics More bookings in the mornings, 9.00-12.00 Hothouse Studio accounts for 40% of bookings INFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • 3.  DVC(E) 5.  UC Union Top Ten Users" 10.  UC College usage analytics 9.  Student Equity 8.  Applied Science evaluation" 2.  Faculty of Health 6.  Human Resources 1.  Teaching & Learning 4.  Faculty of Art & Design 7.  Marketing & International 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 Academic Skills Centre Accessability Audit & Governance Campus Living Campus Planning and Deputy Vice Chancellor of Deputy Vice Chancellor of Early Career Academic Program Faculty of Applied Science Faculty of Art & Design Faculty of Business and Faculty of Education Faculty of Health Faculty of Information Sciences Faculty of Law Human Resources Unit Information Technology INSPIRE Library Marketing and International Media & Communication National Security Institute Office of Dean of Students Office of Innovation and Office of Registrar Planning & Quality Pro Vice Chancellor of Research Services Research Services Office Student Administration Student Centre Student Equity and Support Unit Students Teaching and Learning Centre Timetable UC English Language Institute UC EventsINFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au UC Fit UC Union University of Canberra College Unknown
    • feedback•  My initial impression is of a amazingly technically-supported range of flexible spaces for working away from the office. Amidst the latest in learning technologies, I loved the write-on wall. No white boards, but especially painted walls (those that have a sticker on) that give space to spread your mind. " Faculty of Education•  Its magical what a combination of technology, design and thoughtful planning can do. I am sure the staff and students will use it well." Research Office•  The Nursing & Midwifery staff were so impressed with the teaching commons that our new Head of Disciplines has asked if we can use the space for all our Research and Scholarship workshops." Faculty of Health•  Surrounded by whiteboard walls, any individual, regardless of where they were in the room, could be put in the position of group leader. The students were encouraged to turn around and jot ideas down whenever they felt so inclined – and they did.  With no one at ‘the front’ designated as the authority figure, there was much more spontaneous input than I have experienced in a standard classroom. Academic Skills INFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au
    • " thankyou canberra.edu.au/tlc/teachingcommons flickr.com/photos/munnerley/collections CONTACTS danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au helen.carter@mq.edu.auINFORMA - Learning Space Design Summit | Dec 2011 | Presented by helen.carter@mq.edu.au and danny.munnerley@canberra.edu.au