Where is my office? Podcast report by James Rutherford

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Podcast report by James Rutherford on a discussion webinar with Chris Kane, author and ex-head of Estates at the BBC and Walt Disney. 

Businesses large and small are changing fundamentally and quickly with the Coronavirus pandemic. So are the traditional ways that people can work and study together. But the static environment of the workplace and how we typically function, our approach and our attitudes have not completely responded to these momentous changes.

 

What Types of Learning Spaces Should We Design for our Students?

With reference to this blog written for City, University of London, now more pertinent, from earlier in the year – https://blogs.city.ac.uk/learningatcity/2020/01/13/what-type-of-learning-spaces-should-we-design-for-our-students/#.XqqzXy-ZPOQ

It seems obvious to say that with the current Covid-19 crisis, higher education is facing an enormous challenge in how to respond to the situation and how to adapt to an uncertain future. One strategic approach is to think about what is important for the learning and development of our students and then decide how best to deliver that experience. Perhaps a mixed mode of delivery, with a combination of online delivery and interaction blended with on-campus activities that may one day be possible, with whatever restrictions are set in place. Universities will need to rethink how students learn, in what environment and importantly providing an equitable experience. Hopefully the days of large group teaching in tightly packed lecture theatres are over! Who knows? This pandemic is forcing a change in the sector which will hopefully lead to creative solutions that protect the health and well-being of students and staff while somehow balancing the financial imperatives of higher education.

There will more posts to discuss this soon.