Creating active learning spaces

UB Tech® 2019 partners with FLEXspace to feature sessions on active learning spaces

The upcoming UB Tech conference, June 10-12 in Orlando, will feature five sessions presented by program partner FLEXspace that focus on designing and transitioning to active learning spaces.

Among the presenters are representatives from Penn State University, Purdue, The Ohio State University, St. Edward’s University, and Michigan Technological University.

Attendees interested in helping faculty shift focus away from designing physical spaces and move towards designing the mindset at work within the space will be interested in a presentation by Kyle Bowen, Penn State’s director of education technology.

He will explore the benefits of considering learning experiences when designing space and discuss strategies for engaging students with new and emerging technology. This session will examine practical examples of learning spaces that challenge conventional thinking of where students learn.

Purdue University’s director of learning spaces, Byron Reed, will share how his team developed a structured process to aid faculty with course transformation to focus on student success and active learning. Attendees will learn how IT has contributed to the success of this program by being partners in the development of active learning spaces on the Purdue Campus and how IT will continue to support these spaces for years to come.

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