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Physical and Virtual Learning Spaces in Higher Education

Book Description

Higher education is facing a renaissance in terms of its approaches to teaching and learning and the use of physical and virtual spaces.Physical and Virtual Learning Spaces in Higher Education: Concepts for the Modern Learning Environment documents real-world experiences of innovators in higher education who have redesigned spaces for learning and teaching. The redefined spaces encompass a broader range of physical, virtual, formal, informal, blended, flexible, and time sensitive factors.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. THE TARGET AUDIENCE
    3. HOW THIS BOOK IS ORGANISED
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Space Perspectives
    1. Chapter 1: Distributed Learning Spaces
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ROLE OF UNIVERSITIES IN RELATION TO DISTRIBUTED LEARNING SPACES
      4. DISTRIBUTED LEARNING SPACES
      5. CASE STUDY: STUDENT EXPERIENCE
      6. IMPLICATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Changing Approaches to Educational Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THINKING(…)SPACES
      5. MULTISTABILITY
      6. SMOOTH AND STRIATED
      7. TOWARDS A SEA-CHANGE IN UNDERSTANDINGS OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
      8. THRESHOLD CONCEPTS AND TROUBLESOME KNOWLEDGE
      9. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Beyond The Look
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. THE LOOK OF LEARNING SPACES
      3. METHODOLOGY: VISUAL STUDIES
      4. SEEING LEARNING SPACES
      5. CUMULATIVE INSIGHTS
      6. SEEING LEARNING SPACES BEYOND THE INSTITUTION
      7. VIRAL LEARNING SPACES AND STUDENT-CENTRED LEARNING
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ATTRIBUTIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Design of Outdoor and Environmentally Integrated Learning Spaces
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE CAMPUS IN FOCUS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. FUTURE AND EMERGING TRENDS
      7. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 2: Physical and Virtual Learning Spaces
    1. Chapter 5: Balancing Context, Pedagogy and Technology on Learning Space Designs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND STUDENT PROFILES
      4. DESIGNING NEW SPACES FOR LEARNING
      5. CONTEXTUAL CHALLENGES IN A HONG KONG HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION
      6. PRELIMINARY RESULTS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 6: Designing and Evaluating Learning Spaces
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 7: Networked Learning Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NETWORKED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 8: The Role of Institutions in Creating Student-Focused Virtual Learning Spaces with ePortfolio Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE DIFFERENT WORLDS OF INSTITUTIONAL AND OPEN LEARNING SPACES
      4. LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
      5. WEB 2.0 SOCIAL NETWORKING TOOLS
      6. THE SEPARATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTS
      7. LIFELONG LEARNING AND HIGHER EDUCATION
      8. SOCIAL VIRTUAL LEARNING SPACES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
      9. ePORTFOLIOS AS STUDENT-FOCUSED VIRTUAL LEARNING SPACES
      10. CHARACTERISTICS OF PORTFOLIOS AND ePORTFOLIO SYSTEMS
      11. CHARACTERISTICS OF INSTITUTIONAL ePORTFOLIO SYSTEMS
      12. EXAMPLES OF ePORTFOLIO USE IN FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION
      13. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING (PDP) AND PROGRESS FILES
      14. PERSONALISED LEARNING
      15. ADMISSION PROCESSES, TRANSITION, CROSS-INSTITUTIONAL LEARNING
      16. EMPLOYABILITY, SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING
      17. LIFELONG AND LIFE-WIDE LEARNING
      18. INTRODUCING PORTFOLIOS AND EPORTFOLIO SYSTEMS INTO A HIGHER EDUCATION CONTEXT
      19. USING INSTITUTIONAL ePORTFOLIO SYSTEMS TO PROVIDE STUDENT-FOCUSED VIRTUAL LEARNING SPACES
      20. SUCCESS FACTORS FOR STUDENT-FOCUSED VIRTUAL LEARNING SPACES
      21. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 9: The DE Hub Virtual Learning Space
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 3: Blended Learning Spaces
    1. Chapter 10: Using Blogs to Traverse Physical and Virtual Spaces
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. BLOGS
      5. USE OF BLOGS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 11: Ezine and iRadio as Knowledge Creation Metaphors for Scaffolding Learning in Physical and Virtual Learning Spaces
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: INTERROGATING THE CONTEXT
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. DATA ORIGIN KEY
    3. Chapter 12: Learning Spaces for the Digital Age
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 4: Authentic Learning Spaces
    1. Chapter 13: Assessment in Virtual Learning Spaces
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. TEACHING, LEARNING, ASSESSMENT AND EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE
      3. WHY VIRTUAL LEARNING SPACES REQUIRE NEW APPROACHES TO ASSESSMENT
      4. EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT IN VIRTUAL LEARNING AND TEACHING SPACES
      5. VIRTUAL WORLDS USING AVATARS, INCLUDING COLLABORATIVE 3D ENVIRONMENTS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 14: The Charles Darwin University vHospital®
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY vHOSPITAL®
      4. CASE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION
      5. INTEGRATION INTO THE BACHELOR OF NURSING PROGRAM
      6. EVALUATION
      7. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 15: Re-Imagining Teaching for Technology-Enriched Learning Spaces
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE COMPLEXITIES OF RE-IMAGINING TEACHING
      5. DEVELOPING A MODEL OF ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR TECHNOLOGY-ENRICHED LEARNING SPACES
      6. APPLYING THE MODEL TO TWO CASE STUDIES
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 16: Experiential Space
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EXPERIENTIAL SPACE
      4. HOLMESGLEN BUILT ENVIRONMENT DEGREE PRORAM
      5. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 17: Student Mentors in Physical and Virtual Learning Spaces
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STUDENTS SUPPORTING STUDENT LEARNING (SSSL) AT VU
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors
  14. Index