The Learning Space Rating System is a tool developed by leading community experts for rating formal learning spaces to determine how well their design affords and encourages active learning.
BiographyPh.D. The Ohio State University M.Ed. Lesley University B.A. Arizona State University A.A. Mohawk Valley Community College Dr. Strickland currently leads the Center for Teaching and Learning at Mesa Community Colleges which serves as the colleges hub or teaching excellence and professional development. The CTL supports the colleges 300+ residential faculty and 1100+ adjunct faculty promoting student success through innovative teaching and learning and ongoing professional development and collaboration. Dr. Jennifer Strickland oversees the development of programs such as new faculty experience, new adjunct orientation, adjunct convocation, quality matters, learning spaces, iPad program, hybrid design and more. She also coordinates and develops training including learnshops on pedagogy, curriculum design, assessment, student engagement, starting the semester off right, and best practices in teaching and learning and more. The CTL at MCC has two locations, the Southern and Dobson and Red Mountain campus locations supporting both campuses with support for teaching and learning. Jennifer has participated in the first BreakThrough Model Academy and has served on the program committee for Educause, is certified by the The Chair Academy, completed the Leadership Academy through the Maricopa Community College District, and serves on her districts technology governance council.
Blended or hybrid learning, an instructional delivery mode in which instruction is conducted partly online and partly face-to-face, has emerged as one of the fastest-growing and most successful instructional models to deliver flexible learning options for today’s learners.