In a blended learning world, learning spaces need to adapt


Teachers who are moving to a blended learning paradigm soon realize that their traditional physical “classrooms” need modification. In most cases, traditional furniture in a traditional room with a whiteboard at the front doesn’t support any of the blended learning models.

This can produce a loss of momentum and enthusiasm as the teacher struggles to find a solution. Teachers who are implementing blended learning have to “mark time,” get frustrated or attempt to “get by” with what is available while flexible learning spaces are designed and built.

Thus, an organization that is moving...

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About the Author:

Peter West is Director of eLearning at Saint Stephen’s College in Australia. He has over 15 years’ experience leading K12 schools in technology enhanced education, particularly blended learning using online learning environments. He can be reached at pwest@ssc.qld.edu.au or at www.blended-thinking.com.

Jamie Dorrington is Headmaster of Saint Stephen’s College. He is an advocate of using technology to enhance learning, and has a particular interest in the design and development of flexible learning spaces to support blended learning. He can be contacted at jdorrington@ssc.qld.edu.au