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Retrofitting teaching spaces: Did our dreams come true?

Billany, Trevor J. and Billany, Ruth B. (2013). Retrofitting teaching spaces: Did our dreams come true?. In: Electric Dreams 30th ascilite Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 1-4 December 2013.

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Author Billany, Trevor J.
Billany, Ruth B.
Title Retrofitting teaching spaces: Did our dreams come true?
Conference Name Electric Dreams 30th ascilite Conference
Conference Location Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Conference Dates 1-4 December 2013
Conference Publication Title Proceedings of the 30th Ascilite Conference
Place of Publication Sydney, Australia
Publisher Macquarie University: E-Learning Centre of Excellence (MELCOE)
Publication Year 2013
ISBN 978-1-74138-403-1   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 87
End Page 91
Total Pages 5
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DIISR)
Abstract Using Appreciative Inquiry an evaluation of newly retrofitted and upgraded centrally timetabled teaching spaces took place following the first semester of use. Survey instrument items and interview prompts were derived from a metasynthesis of relevant reviews, each informed by current ‘learning spaces’ literature. Teaching staff (N=28) completed an online questionnaire and/or attended interviews (N=4). Their experiences and opinions with regard to the technology; the fitness for teaching purposes; the room layout, décor and furniture; and the support offered is discussed. Implications and future directions are indicated.

Keyword Teaching spaces
Learning spaces
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