Interactive and Engaging Social Learning Spaces for Collaboration
Antti Syvänen, University of Tampere, Finland ; Mark Frydenberg, Bentley University, United States ; Jenni Poutanen, Technical University of Tampere, Finland ; Markku Turunen, University of Tampere, Finland ; Graham Walton, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Tampere, Finland ISBN 978-1-939797-08-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Social Learning Space (SLS) is a strategy to improve student and staff commitment by means of supporting active learning, social interaction and sense of belonging. When established within University campuses SLS extends informal learning forms in higher education. This paper discusses the general features and design goals of SLS, social ergonomics, strategies to support engagement, the interactive technology considerations (infrastructure and BYOD requirements) and evaluation methods. The paper draws conclusions from 5 SLS case studies with diverse design strategies and uses.
Syvänen, A., Frydenberg, M., Poutanen, J., Turunen, M. & Walton, G. (2014). Interactive and Engaging Social Learning Spaces for Collaboration. In J. Viteli & M. Leikomaa (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2014--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 1429-1434). Tampere, Finland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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