Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology

Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology

Russell G. Carpenter (Eastern Kentucky University, USA)
Release Date: December, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 377
ISBN13: 9781466626737|ISBN10: 1466626739|EISBN13: 9781466627048|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2673-7


Higher education spaces are undergoing radical transformations in an attempt to respond to the needs of 21st-century learners and a renewed interest in collaboration that spans beyond the walls of departments, colleges, and libraries.

Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology highlights key innovations and collaborative ventures in space design from across campuses and institutions. Including writing and communication centers, studios, libraries, digital media labs, learning commons, and academic learning spaces, this collection is ideally suited for university and professional administrators.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborative Perspectives on Space Design
  • Creative Approaches to Space Design in Higher Education
  • Designing Social Spaces in Higher Education
  • Effective Spaces for Communication Design
  • Information Literacy and Space Design
  • Innovative Space Design
  • Integrating Technology in Higher Education Spaces
  • Pedagogy and the Design of Learning Spaces
  • Research in Space Design
  • Space Redesign

Reviews and Testimonials

Scholars in a wide range of disciplines — but mostly literature, information, and communication — document case studies of collaboratively designed and technologically sophisticated information spaces that can serve as examples and inspiration in other development, design, or invention projects. They consider perspectives and methods for higher education spaces, innovative models for teaching and learning spaces, fostering innovations in higher education spaces, and models for cross-disciplinary collaboration and space design in higher education.

– Annotation ©2013 Book News Inc. Portland, OR

The beauty of Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology is that it collates numerous case studies of learning spaces, both physical and virtual. [...] This reference is an excellent book of diverse education spaces. The extracted snippets illustrate the wide range of cases that will inform educators, administrators, and management on how best to proceed with new environments for learning.

– Michael Vallance, Department of Media Architecture, Future University Hakodate, Japan

This book provides a model of how these deeper issues may be valuably explored. The scope and breath of examples is both engaging and thought provoking. The case studies are well written and often unvarnished, which allows the reader to construct a complete picture of both the frustrations and celebrations of creating innovative learning spaces within the context of higher education institutions.

– Patricia Thompson, Penn State Harrisburg, USA

A comprehensive source of insights into the use of learning space, and it collates numerous case studies of learning experiences. In our opinion, Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology is a highly recommendable book that is well-organized, well-written, and well-integrated. The scope and breadth of examples is both engaging and thought provoking. It is worth noting that the greatest value and forte of this book is that its authors were able to systematically address each of the components of this immense subject, providing clear-cut explanations and specific examples to explicitly and successfully get their points across to the readers. The cases, terms and notions covered are described in simple and comprehensible language, using grounded and intelligible examples. It is only logical to conclude that this book will be of particular interest and utility to a wide range of readers.

– Chia-Wen Tsai, Pei-Di Shen, Yi-Chun Chiang, and Pi-Fang Hsu, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editorial Advisory Board
Table of Contents
David M. Sheridan
Russell G. Carpenter
Russell G. Carpenter
Chapter 1
Erica McWilliam, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe
Educational spaces across the world largely continue to be designed with little variance from the traditional industrial classroom model, and... Sample PDF
Re/membering Pedagogical Spaces
Chapter 2
Dana Gierdowski
The author presents a review of empirical studies of learning spaces conducted primarily in the disciplines of science education and library... Sample PDF
Studying Learning Spaces: A Review of Selected Empirical Studies
Chapter 3
Sohui Lee, Christine Alfano, Russell G. Carpenter
In writing about new media during the last decade, new media scholars in composition studies have focused on pedagogical challenges of teaching... Sample PDF
Invention in Two Parts: Multimodal Communication and Space Design in the Writing Center
Chapter 4
Ben Lauren
This case is useful as a model for institutions creating media labs in small spaces with a limited budget and advances a discussion of effective... Sample PDF
Designing Small Spaces: A Case Study of the Florida International University Digital Writing Studio
Chapter 5
Sara Littlejohn, Kimberly M. Cuny
On a mid-sized university campus, the library proposes a new functional digital technology support service, and Communication Across the Curriculum... Sample PDF
Creating a Digital Support Center: Foregrounding Multiliteracy
Chapter 6
John Cusick
The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Sustainability Courtyard provides a venue for campus engagement to educate and increase awareness of developing... Sample PDF
The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Sustainability Courtyard as a Center for Campus Engagement
Chapter 7
Emma Bond, Tim Goodchild
This chapter examines current debates and theoretical approaches to studying new media technology and learning in a Higher Education (HE) context.... Sample PDF
Challenges of Teaching with Technology in HE: Towards a New Third Space?
Chapter 8
Connie Deighan Eaton, Kimberly A. Hennessey, Cheryl Koester
Student and faculty needs for computer labs at Carnegie Mellon University have changed significantly in recent years to include collaborative... Sample PDF
Collaborative Teaching Clusters at Carnegie Mellon University
Chapter 9
Beth Ingram, Maggie Jesse, Steve Fleagle, Jean Florman, Sam Van Horne
The objective of this chapter is to describe and analyze the factors that enabled a new strategic vision and rapid change for course delivery at a... Sample PDF
Transform, Interact, Learn, Engage (TILE): Creating Learning Spaces that Transform Undergraduate Education
Chapter 10
Jayne L. Violette, Christopher S. Daniel, Eric B. Meiners, Jennifer L. Fairchild
Faculty and professional staff members engaged in the development, implementation, and practice of the L.E.A.F. Model of Teaching and Learning at... Sample PDF
Going Out on a Limb: The Implementation of the L.E.A.F. Model of Teaching and Learning
Chapter 11
Heba Elsayed, Carlos Guevara, Rebecca Hoda-Kearse, Isabel Li, Kate Lyons, George Rosa, Varun Sehgal
The administration, faculty, and staff at Hostos Community College strive to improve students’ computer and information literacy skills while... Sample PDF
Beyond Physical Space: Implementing a Virtual Learning Commons at an Urban Community College
Chapter 12
Marilyn McKinley Parrish, Greg Szczyrbak
A scheduled infrastructure upgrade to an academic library building offered the opportunity for library faculty and staff at Millersville University... Sample PDF
Re-Envisioning the Millersville University Library: Center for Knowledge Creation and Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Chapter 13
Joan Petit, Thomas Bielavitz
Even in a low-funding and space-constrained environment, Portland State University (PSU) Library has created and renovated new technology-rich... Sample PDF
Innovation on a Shoe String: High Impact Space and Technology Updates in a Low-Funding Environment
Chapter 14
Tomalee Doan, Melinda McGee
Many institutions of higher education are designing spaces that reflect the established correlation between learning spaces and student achievement... Sample PDF
The Librarian and the Designer: Working Together to Create a Showcase for Contemporary Learning
Chapter 15
Ellen Schendel, Julie Garrison, Patrick Johnson, Lee Van Orsdel
In this case study, the authors describe the library’s physical and programmatic designs, focusing in particular on the Knowledge Market as the... Sample PDF
Making Noise in the Library: Designing a Student Learning Environment to Support a Liberal Education
Chapter 16
Russell G. Carpenter, Leslie Valley, Trenia Napier, Shawn Apostel
This chapter establishes a studio pedagogy for space design that integrates concepts from communication, collaboration, and innovation in its... Sample PDF
Studio Pedagogy: A Model for Collaboration, Innovation, and Space Design
Chapter 17
Jennifer Butler Ellis, Timothy D. West, Angela Grimaldi, Gerald Root
This case highlights a unique program for students pursuing a graduate degree in accounting. The program’s mission is to prepare students to be... Sample PDF
Ernst & Young Leadership and Professional Development Center: Accounting Designed for Leaders
Chapter 18
Susan Schultz Kleine
The chapter presents the case of collaborating to create a 21st-century learning space in the College of Business at a mid-sized comprehensive... Sample PDF
The Case of a Curriculum-Driven Experiential Learning Lab for Business Students
Chapter 19
Lauren Lemley
Following the launch of their mobile learning initiative in the fall of 2008, administrators and faculty at Abilene Christian University (ACU) began... Sample PDF
Connected: Collaborative Solutions to Technological Challenges
About the Contributors

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Russell G. Carpenter, Ph.D. is the founding Director of the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity and Assistant Professor of English at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY. The Noel Studio at EKU is a nationally unique mission and vision that emphasizes collaborative and creative approaches to developing student communication through integrating written, oral (and aural), electronic, and visual modes and media. This new space will serve as the center for innovative community literacy initiatives. Russell received a Ph.D. in Texts & Technology at the University of Central Florida where he also earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in English. While at UCF, Carpenter contributed to Writers on the Move, a community literacy project that established pilot writing centers at area schools with Terry Thaxton. Russell received the 2010 Von Till award from the National Communication Association’s Communication Center division for research, scholarship, and innovation in communication centers.