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Month: October 2016

Using Design Thinking as a Teaching Method

We had a great design studio session focused on using design thinking as a teaching method. The “problem” we addressed was using design thinking to help learners develop time management skills. Here is the recording from the session.  The model we created applied the design thinking process by incorporating specific exercises that learners use to develop routine for managing their...

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ILED Workshop at Oklahoma State University: October 14, 2016

Today, we’re taking the ILED workshop experience to the fabulous city of Stillwater, where our friends at Oklahoma State University are hosting the event. Dr. Chris Ormsbee was kind enough to offer the ITLE training room for the event, and Elaine Johns provided great support for organizing the day. And all that has translated into another fantastic group of people  for hands-on learning about Learning Environment Modeling (LEM). Here’s the agenda for today’s workshop. Planning a Vacation As always, we begin the workshop with an exercise designed to contextualize the idea of environment modeling for our participants participants. We do this...

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We have the same job – does that make us a learning community?

In recent years, there has been much interest and research around trying to understand how learning and community-building happens in workplace settings. In this Designcast, we tackle the question “We have the same job – does that make us a learning community?” Designing learning environments that encourage and support community building is arguably one of the most challenge task that we as learning environment architects face. Discover on thoughts on this...

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Rethinking Research Poster Presentations

Today we explored ways to reinvent the traditional research poster presentation. This was an excellent session that caused us to think outside the box and invent different ways research posters can be a much broader and more connected learning experience. Here is the model we created together.  Click here to watch the recording of the session that works though how we created this...

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