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

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


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

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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.