SCUP 2015 North Central Symposium:
Common Ground: Designing 21st Century Learning Space at Small & Large Institutions
April 29, 2015 | Des Moines Area Community College | Ankeny, IA
Today community colleges, smaller private colleges, and larger public universities are addressing the rapid change we are seeing in the design, use, and expectations for learning environments. With the growth of active/flipped/blended pedagogies, campuses are challenged with adapting existing and designing and building new learning spaces that significantly change the space organization, as well as furnishings and technology that support the goals for improving learning outcomes.
This evolution is having an impact not just on the classroom, but extends to facilities across the campus including student unions, library/learning commons, and residence facilities. The expectation for more student-centered learning options is key to engaging the Mosaic Generation—as defined by Paul Taylor, Executive Vice President, Pew Research Center—the next generation of digital learners.
The program will conclude with tours of the new projects on the DMACC campus.
At this conference, attendees will learn to:
Discuss how student demographics and new pedagogies are changing expectations for higher education facilities.
Define how emerging technologies are impacting the design of educational facilities of the future.
Adapt architectural and interior design to meet new pedagogical options.
Apply how emerging technologies will impact the programming of architecture for higher education.
Continuing Education Credits (for the day):
AIA LU/HSW 4.0 units (SCUPC15M201)