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7 Things You Should Know About Design Thinking
June 3, 2014

Design thinking is a structured approach for human-centered, creative problem solving that follows an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach where disparate perspectives are e…

Bridging the Gap: Building a Learning Environment in the Workplace
February 19, 2014

Workplaces don’t typically look like ideal learning environments . That gap reflects a way of thinking that is being replaced with a vision of workplaces designed to be learning organi…

7 Things You Should Know About Makerspaces
April 9, 2013

A makerspace is a physical location where people gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build. Makerspaces provide tools and working room in a community environ…

7 Things You Should Know About Collaborative Learning Spaces
January 8, 2013

Alternative classroom designs have emerged that support collaborative learning and shift the focus away from lecture-based formats. Collaborative learning spaces generally involve new…

7 Things You Should Know About Challenge-Based Learning
January 11, 2012

Challenge-based learning (CBL) is similar to problem-based learning , but with CBL, students formulate the challenges they will address . Through a process of discussion and research, …

Classroom.NEXT: Engaging Faculty and Students in Learning Space Design
July 27, 2011

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University undertook a project to find out what a classroom would look like if it were designed by faculty and students …

7 Things You Should Know About the Modern Learning Commons
April 11, 2011

The learning commons, sometimes called an “information commons,” has evolved from a combination library and computer lab into a full-service learning, research, and project space. A…

ELI Discovery Tool: Guide to Collaborative Learning
June 1, 2010

Although there is much variation on the definition of collaborative learning, it typically refers to a situation in which two or more people learn or attempt to learn something together. Put diff…