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Learning Space Design Constituent Group
The way we use space impacts teaching practices, learning activities and effectiveness, student interactions, as well as the campus sense of community. This is as true for formal spaces, such as classrooms, as for non-formal spaces, such as a computer or information commons, student unions, study areas, living spaces, or even the hallway. Well-designed learning spaces are predicated on an understanding of the learning activities that must occur, the type of interaction desired, the needs of the discipline, and the learning outcomes sought. The EDUCAUSE Learning Space Design constituent group provides a forum for the exchange and archiving of information and for discussions of key issues in the field. Topics range from what makes a physical space conducive to learning to the principles and processes of learning space design. This group meets at the EDUCAUSE annual conference and uses the electronic discussion list to discuss issues throughout the year.