The Flexible Learning Environments eXchange (FLEXspace) is an online resource designed for those in higher education who are considering building or renovating classrooms or other learning venues. It includes a searchable collection of photographs, line drawings, slide decks, floor plans, spec sheets, case studies, research papers, inventories, and videos that describe physical learning spaces. Users can search the database and review details for each record and can build collections of examples that can be shared with others. For learning space planners,
Jim Twetten has worked in higher education and educational technology for over 30 years. He has served in various leadership roles since the early 1990s, and was most recently the Service Owner for Academic Technology Learning Spaces at the University of Minnesota. Jim has had multiple consulting projects in the areas of campus engagement, learning space evolution, promoting innovation, and IT operations. Jim owns two degrees from Iowa State University; a B.S. in Speech Communication and an M.S. in Higher Education Administration. Jim has served as a member of EDUCAUSE's Nominations Committee, Advisory Committee on Teaching and Learning, as well as the ELI Advisory Board. Besides Jim's EDUCAUSE involvement, he has previously served as board member and officer (Treasurer) for the Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC). Jim was also one of the founding members of FLEXspace.org.
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.
Student response systems, commonly referred to as clickers, have become an important learning tool in higher education.