New open-access resource on learning spaces by the University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Journal of Learning Spaces.

This journal is “a peer-reviewed, open-access journal published biannually, The Journal of Learning Spaces provides a scholarly, multidisciplinary forum for research articles, case studies, book reviews, and position pieces related to all aspects of learning space design, operation, pedagogy, and assessment.

We define learning as the process of acquiring knowledge, skill, or understanding as a result of study, experience, or teaching.

Learning spaces are designed to support, facilitate, stimulate, or enhance learning and teaching. Learning spaces encompass formal, informal, and virtual environments:

  • formal: lecture halls, laboratories, traditional classrooms
  • informal: learning commons, multimedia sandbox, residential study areas, huddle rooms
  • virtual: learning management systems, social media websites, online virtual environments


We invite submissions of practical and theoretical works from practitioners and academics across a wide range of subject disciplines and organizational backgrounds, including Architecture, Interior and Product Design, Education, Information and Library Science, Instructional Technology, Sociology, and Student and Residential Life. Submissions should focus primarily on learning spaces and their impact on or relationship to teaching and learning.”

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Learning spaces and their relationship to teaching and learning

Journal of Learning Spaces

“A peer-reviewed, open-access journal published biannually, The Journal of Learning Spaces provides a scholarly, multidisciplinary forum for research articles, case studies, book reviews, and position pieces related to all aspects of learning space design, operation, pedagogy, and assessment.

We define learning as the process of acquiring knowledge, skill, or understanding as a result of study, experience, or teaching.

Learning spaces are designed to support, facilitate, stimulate, or enhance learning and teaching. Learning spaces encompass formal, informal, and virtual environments:

  • formal: lecture halls, laboratories, traditional classrooms
  • informal: learning commons, multimedia sandbox, residential study areas, huddle rooms
  • virtual: learning management systems, social media websites, online virtual environments”

Flexible space: making one size fit most

360º: The magazine of workplace research, insight, and trends
Fall 2010, issue 60

ABOUT THIS ISSUE “You send your child to the schoolmaster, but ’tis the schoolboys who educate him.” Emerson’s observation is more true than ever. Students are more engaged in learning together, frequently working in groups and interacting with peers. The professor’s role is changing from “sage on the stage” to “guide on the side,” as educators phrase it. Yet most college classrooms are set up for Emerson’s era. That’s why designers and educators are rethinking
the classroom, installing flexible furnishings, user-friendly technology, and other new tools that support interactive learning. Libraries are changing, too, evolving from musty book warehouses to places for group and individual learning. All over campus, hallways, commons areas, cafes and other in-between spaces are extending the learning experience. In this issue of 360 Magazine, we talk to the people making it happen, look at innovative campus spaces, and yes, learn from our peers.

Learning Spaces All Over Campus