Julie Johnston is the Director of Learning Spaces for Learning Technologies/ University Information Technology Services for Indiana University. This position manages four entities of Learning Spaces including Classroom Technology Services, Learning Space Design, CollaborationTechnologies, and Student Technology Computing.. Along with managing these services, she is ultimately responsible for the design of Learning Spaces for the campus, specifically active learning classrooms, informal learning spaces, and student technology center spaces. She was actively involved in assisting with the launch of Indiana University's new active learning initiative, Mosaic (mosaic.iu.edu) Julie has over 20+ years working in Instructional Technology Leadership positions in higher education. Julie is a team member on the Learning Space Rating System (LSRS) project provides a set of measurable criteria to assess how well the design of classrooms support and enable active learning. Julie also co-leads the Educause Learning Space Working group - a group of colleagues interested in learning space design.
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