Welcome to the 2012 CAUDIT Learning Spaces Tour which continues the momentum from the Melbourne and Brisbaine tour in 2011. This year's tour is in Sydney and will be looking at sites in the University of Western Sydney (UWS), University of Technology, Syndey (UTS) and the Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning (SCIL).

The aims of the tour

- Engage IT leaders in the area of good design for Learning and Teaching so they can appreciate and represent holistic design concepts in their own institutions;
- Explore identified exemplars in learning space designs and understand what facilitates good learning and teaching practice;
- Develop some basic best practice guidelines around technology integration to share with the wider CAUDIT membership;
- Develop the Community of Practice for Learning Space and Technology across Australia and New Zealand.

This blog publishes the findings of the tour along with comments from participants as the tour progresses. The blog posts from the 2011 tour are included along with photos and links from last year.

Sarah Chaloner, Tour Leader

0414 349334

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Meet and Greet 18th Nov

It was lovely to meet a number of the delegates last night and we spent a very pleasant evening discussing the various pros and cons of University life.  Unfortunately the Brisbane storms had an impact on other tour participants so they were unable to join us but we are looking forward to meeting the rest of the tour ready for the UWS tour.

People on the tour are many and varied covering many different parts of the organisation, academic and administrative which will provide the right range of perspectives for interesting debate.We talked about what we expected to get from the tour and identified the following aims:-

  • How rooms are designed and who has contributed to the design
  • Identify standards with a view to benchmarking
  • Get ideas and inspiration for spaces planned for their own institution
  • How technology is integrated and how they are being designed for the future - e.g. BYOD
  • What the future of spaces is - do we still need physical spaces?

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