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 Senior Director of Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) at Penn State. She leads a diverse team of innovative and creative professionals who work across Penn State's 20 undergraduate campuses to shape learning environments, learning experiences, learning resources, and learning analytics so that students can live up to their highest potential.
She advances the university’s strategic vision of providing students a world class education by leveraging TLT’s expertise and services in research and data-informed decision-making; instructional design and faculty support; modernized learning spaces; and creative learning initiatives.
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.