With the release of version 3 of the Learning Space Rating System, colleges and universities have access to a tool with greater depth and nuance to investigate and understand the ways in which formal learning spaces support active learning.
Crystal Ramsay is Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT)- Innovation at Penn State. Crystal assists and supports TLT’s effort to advance the University’s strategic priorities around teaching and learning by leading research; supporting faculty development; connecting people, projects and services; and providing thought leadership to TLT partners within Penn State and beyond. She is also a member of the Learning Space Rating System (LSRS) version 3 core team.
An online project asks students and instructors to reflect on their thoughts and their interactions with others in order to build community, inclusion, motivation, and empathy.
Pedagogical Agility in Flexible Learning Spaces: Why Faculty Development Needs to Be as Adaptable as Classrooms
The process of helping instructors understand how best to teach in active learning classrooms should itself model the principles of teaching in those spaces.