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

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Thursday, 15 November 2012

What's New in the Learning Space Tour for 2012?

The 2012 Tour has been designed following feedback from the 2011 Learning Space tour and also other CAUDIT Study Tour.  Last year some potential participants were unable to come on the tour due to the cost and length of time out of the office (5 days last year).  In addition, participants wanted a bit more time in the evenings themselves and a little less pace in the schedule.  Last year's schedule was jam packed and though we saw some fantastic spaces and met some wonderful people, it was difficult to catch your breath. 

This year, we have shortened the tour to 3 days but arranged it to butt up against the Learning Space Space Summit in Sydney so that if participants wanted to immerse themselves (like me) in the subject for a full week, they could still do so.  This has made the tour more flexible and affordable which I think presents great value.

We have also included some evenings where participants can have some time to themselves if they wish and there is a little bit of space worked into the schedule to allow some networking which is always such a valuable part of these kinds of events.

I'm very much looking forward to the tours around UTS & SCIL and I'm hosting a day at UWS which I hope will be useful for those attending.  Let's hope the weather improves for us.

Sydney, is of course, a fantastic city and I'm sure that the whole tour will be enjoy the different experiences throughout the 3 days.

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