About learning spaces
City, University of London continues to improve its learning spaces and build on the success of the development of flexible learning spaces. A major part of this is the re-conceptualisation of the Learning Spaces and the technologies therein.
The Learning Spaces Theme, working as part of the Educational Technology Team at LEaD, have the remit of collaborating on updates and improvements of all Learning Spaces at City, collaborating with Professional Services Departments to ensure excellent standards for teaching and learning are maintained, be that within the physical spaces for the academic and student community, or by promoting the educational benefit of all classroom technologies. This includes systems such as lecture capture, student response systems (SRS, also known as clickers and their virtual equivalent) and teaching podiums, as well as the design of physical learning spaces (lecture theatres, lecture rooms, seminar rooms and computer laboratories).
Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD) are working closely with City's Property and Facilities to ensure that pedagogical principles are considered in the redesigning of City’s learning spaces.
Learning Spaces has as a steering group called the Learning Spaces Group comprised of academics and professional services staff from across the institution, that helps to inform the development of initiatives. During 2016 the group will be helping to design the new teaching podiums that will be installed initially in 15 rooms later this year. There will be an evaluation of these podiums by early 2017.