Kicking the Tires on the Learning Space Rating System

Friday, October 30 | 9:00am - 9:50am | Wabash Ballroom 2
Session Type: Professional Development
How well do your classrooms support, encourage, and enable active learning engagements? The Learning Space Rating System provides a set of criteria to measure the effectiveness of a classroom's design. In the summer of 2015, a set of institutions including research universities and liberal arts and community colleges tested the LSRS on a set of their classrooms to see how effective the criteria are. In this session we'll review the results of this extensive test and discuss the implications of the results for learning space design.

Outcomes: Gain a deeper understanding of the key classroom design elements that promote active learning * Become better informed about current practices in classroom design * Understand how the LSRS works and can be applied to your campus's classrooms


  • Jennifer Strickland

    Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Mesa Community College
  • Adam Finkelstein

    Academic Associate, McGill University
  • Richard Holeton

    Assistant Vice Provost, Learning Environments, Stanford University
  • Joseph Cevetello

    CIO, Nine Oaks Group
  • Malcolm Brown

    Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, EDUCAUSE
  • Shirley Dugdale

    Principal, Dugdale Strategy LLC

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