eLearning ICT Showcases
Learning Places & Spaces

Learning Places and Spaces refers to how schools design, maintain and update IT infrastructure, learning places, spaces and resources, to maximise learning opportunities by:

  • providing eLearning in safe and secure, learner-centred, flexible learning spaces and connected digital environments
  •  exploring virtual learning environments and providing access to learning resources outside of school hours
  • planning and resourcing equitable learner access to ICT, and
  • enabling the seamless integration of ICT into effective learning and teaching by planning for and resourcing the changing ICT needs of the whole school community, including support for learners through more efficient and effective administration and student information processes, and
  • supporting the diverse and changing needs of learners, while responding to new and emerging technologies that enhance learning.

The Learning Places and Spaces sub-elements are:

  • Access
  • Physical Layout
Some thoughts...

“Imagine a space that was configured not as a classroom, but as a meeting room. This space could be used by children or adults for general learning purposes…. as the teacher approaches the room, a Bluetooth detector switches on screens that show important words in English and French, the learning outcomes for the lesson, and a looping photo-show of pictures of Paris… the children arrange the furniture for dialogue and choose a topic they have not yet covered from the playlist on their iPod. During the lesson, each child records their own conversation. The teacher moves around the room, randomly joining in with conversations and facilitating the students’ learning…Two hours later the same room is being used for a drama lesson…(later) for yoga…”

 

Sean McDougall, One tablet or two? Opportunities for change in educational provision in the next 20 years, Nesta Futurelab, p.4 2006 http://www.futurelab.org.uk/research/disc_papers.htm

Questions to consider...
Access:
  • What types of access to ICT are available for learning?
  • How could accessibility to ICT for all students in all classrooms be improved?
Physical Layout:
  • How do the physical layouts create learning environments, maximising the use of ICT for diverse learning and teaching opportunities?
Additional Teaching Resources
Learning Spaces Photostory
Art Room Learning Space
Middle Years Learning Space 1
Middle Years Learning Space 2
Science Tech Learning Space
Primary School Learning Space
Silverton PS - Learning Spaces
ICT Rich Learning Environment
ePotential – Classroom …
DEECD's Building Futures
Glen Waverley Secondary …
Pedagogy and Space
Emerging technologies for learning: …
FutureLab Showcase: Space Mission: Ice
FutureLab Spaces, Places and Future …
Future TV: involving learners in …
Learning with Handheld Technologies: …
What if – Reimagining Learning …
Level:Primary, Secondary, T.B.A.
Added by:Davie, Lynn E
Date:10/09/2008
Copyright:State of Victoria (Department of Education) 2008