Learning Spaces Reimagined: Library Repository, Observation Octagon, and Service Closet - Learning space design and furniture provided by Steelcase Education, Gold Partner

Wednesday, February 20 | 10:45AM–11:30AM PT | Pacific Ballroom A, Second Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Hands-On Workshop
Hear how three teams were able to transform an old library repository, an observation octagon, and a service closet into flexible Wi-Fi-enabled learning spaces. Identify what successful IT and academic collaborations can produce, even with limited time and resources. You'll be challenged to rethink unused spaces—even those that are initially unappealing—and turn them into creative spaces using both technology and imagination. Through hands-on activities, learn how a growth mindset, collaborative spirit, and technical expertise can create new hybrid learning spaces for campus communities. Come join these interactive tales of grit and determination.

Outcomes: Summarize how learning beyond the classroom has impacted your role as IT personnel, faculty developer, instructional designer, or classroom technologist * Identify 2 or 3 opportunities for collaboration at your institution * List 2 or 3 personal connections you can make that help transcend roles and facilitate academic transformation


  • Michael Capriotti

    Manager, Multimedia & Classroom Technology, University of California, Riverside
  • Judi Franz

    Classroom Technologies, University of California, Irvine
  • Sheryl Hathaway

    Director, Instructional Technology Support Services, California State University, Long Beach
  • Jana Remy

    Assistant Vice President, Educational Technology, Chapman University

Resources & Downloads

  • FINAL_ ELI 2019 Learning Spaces Presentation Event Handout

    Updated on 5/27/2022
  • FINAL Learning Spaces Reimagined Library Repository Observation Octagon and Storage Closet

    Updated on 5/27/2022