Learning spaces must be effectively designed to facilitate learning. Listening to the users is a critical factor in planning learning spaces. Planning ahead keeps costs down and enables effective use of technology. Technologies students use today include mobile devices and wireless access to the Internet, affecting where, when, and how they learn.
Larry is the director of e-Learning at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.
This document considers formal and informal learning space design, the instructional technologies found in such spaces, and related issues such as funding, support and maintenance of such spaces.