Active learning spaces

Learning with e's

Recently I wrote about collaborative learning spaces , and argued that we are entering unfamiliar territory. The boundaries of informal and formal spaces have blurred significantly, as have the boundaries between the real and the virtual.

Reinventing learning spaces

Learning with e's

Phone charging station at Stratford Shopping Centre, London I have written extensively about education spaces, architectures for learning , and personal learning environments. Teachers should be the architects of learning spaces (Wheeler, 2015, p 102).

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Learning spaces of the third kind

Learning with e's

The first kind of space was highly organised. In these 'class' rooms, our students gathered, seated in rows, facing toward a single part of the space - the front. Next came the second kind of space - rooms where people could face in more than one direction. Watch this space).

Working space as learning space

Learning with e's

Graham Attwell over at Pontydysgu (Bridge to Learning) has challenged me to take five pictures that depict my working space as a learning space. For me, my working space has always been my learning space (well, ever since I became involved in education anyway).

More fabulous learning spaces

Learning with e's

The space in which a child learns is important. If a school gets it wrong, learning can be constrained or even completely stifled. It didn't lead to very good learning outcomes. It's clear that learning spaces are a vitally important component of the school to get right.

12+ Reminders & Resources For Creating Your Virtual Learning Space

InSync Training

And worth hearing over and over and over again, at least until virtual learning is second nature to all of us. If you want to learn effectively, you can''t be disrupted or distracted by people, work, or to do lists. Stop me if you''ve heard this one before.

The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Crafting Optimal e-Learning Spaces with Teaching Presence

InSync Training

This is the third post in a series of five titled The Pedagogy of Learning Design by Phylise H. To read the first in the series, click here: The Pedagogy of Learning Design: A Translation of Pedagogies.

Fabulous learning spaces

Learning with e's

I have been keenly interested in the design of learning spaces for some time. Moving through from reception into the main school, it was evident to see that open plan, flexible spaces were the key design feature, and personalised learning the norm.

Learning spaces

Learning with e's

Throughout the programme of initial teacher education, our specialist computing and ICT students are constantly creating blogs, videos and other digital representations of their learning. Clearly, the word 'space' can be extended to beyond the walls of the traditional classroom.

Be Ready for the Learning Space of the Future

ATD Learning Technologies

Spurred by technology, learning spaces are changing in ways that require our attention and collaboration—so we can continue to shape them in ways that meet the needs of current and future learners.

4 Ways to Design Learning Spaces That Foster Engagement


We’ve talked about the best way to create a personal learning environment and how to create a company culture that embraces training. But when talking about actual, physical space, the discussion shifts a little. Opt for orange accents in your digital learning and around the room.

Online Learning Space: Why Teachers Should Use It?


With the massive worldwide adoption of the web at the start of the 2000s, a lot of brand new learning technologies were developed, allowing learners and teachers alike to have an alternative experience. Managing and tracking learning courses is better. Learning & Training

How to Create a Dynamic Social Learning Space with High Engagement by Julian Stodd

Learning Solutions Magazine

Building a healthy social learning community takes a lot of time and effort, and it requires thoughtful strategy and implementation in four key areas. Do the job right and you enable a dynamic environment for learning—but one that you do not own.

Four Strategies for Long-Term Retention in Corporate Learning (White Paper)

Knowledge Guru

Corporate learning professionals need strategies to improve both knowledge transfer during the initial learning event as well as the rate of long-term retention. The white paper is available as a free download in the Learning Center on our Bottom-Line Performance website.

A Little More Conversation – Building a Dynamic Social Learning Space

B Online Learning

I discuss how to create memorable conversations in your learning space and also provide some tips for e-gardening. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development Facilitating eLearning Informal Learning Mobile Learning Social Media If you missed my presentation at LearnX this year don’t worry. I have built my presentation using Articulate Replay.

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The Corporate Learning Guide to Spaced Repetition and Feedback Loops (Free Download)

Knowledge Guru

We’ve put together a free guide highlighting the research-based approaches of spaced repetition and immediate feedback. Spaced repetition goes by several names in the L&D world. We have chosen to use the term “spaced repetition” for the purpose of this guide.

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6 Best Practices For Applying Spaced Learning In Online Training

Obsidian Learning

New post 6 Best Practices For Applying Spaced Learning In Online Training on Obsidian Learning. How To Apply Spaced Learning In Online Training. There are a number of people that we can thank for Spaced Learning; R.

Be Ready for the Learning Space of the Future

ATD Learning Technologies

Spurred by technology, learning spaces are changing in ways that require our attention and collaboration—so we can continue to shape them in ways that meet the needs of current and future learners. Click here to read full version

Spaced Repetition Featured in the New York Times

Knowledge Guru

We are big believers in the spacing effect, and using what we know about the brain to enhance what people remember. It seems the New York Times has taken interest in spaced repetition as well. Louis and a co-author of “Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.”.

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Spaced Retrieval, Retrieval Practice, and Knowledge Guru: What Research Tells Us

Knowledge Guru

Knowledge Guru’s game engine is designed to tap into two powerful and empirically supported instructional strategies—Retrieval Practice and Spaced Retrieval. 2] When combined with Spaced Retrieval the effect is multiplied.

Personal devices in higher education

Learning with e's

Here are some of my recent thoughts on learning spaces at universities, and the impact of student owned personal technologies: As the shift from location specific learning to untethered learning gathers pace, so the personal device gains increasing importance.

Learning precincts

Learning with e's

The notion of learning spaces is gaining traction across all sectors of education. Learning spaces are not only used to describe places we can learn, but can also be representative of the human mind. There have been many other metaphors used to depict learning.



Learnnovators, a leading provider of innovative e-learning solutions, recently conducted a webinar series on “Gamification” in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Southern Region. Learnnovators , headquartered in Chennai (India), is a multiple-award winning organization that specializes in the design and development of innovative and effective learning solutions for the workplace. It also offers its own learning platform, Learnosphere. Chennai (India).

Redefining learning spaces

Learning with e's

Next year we will be under the banner of 'Crossing Boundaries: Redefining Learning Space'. We will focus on new practices, new technologies, new environments and new learning. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Creating Learning Spaces in Second Life

Kapp Notes

This morning I received an email message from, Fiona, who provided me with a really interesting link to 50 Tips and Tricks to Create a Learning Space in Second Life. Blogs and Websites --Turn to these blogs for tips, services and tools when setting up a learning space in Second Life.

Essential Reading (and Other Skills) for Staying Ahead in the Learning Space


He has just finished his masters degree, and has not had time, in a long time, to keep current on learning industry trends and technologies. In 2000, I read the Bob Woodward book about Alan Greenspan, Maestro , and learned one vital lesson about staying current, studying, and reading.

Learning spaces and places

Learning with e's

This entire series on technology affordances was started off by a remark I made during the 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference , and my subsequent blogpost which I called ' Angels in the architecture '. Image source Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Learning space mashups

Learning with e's

Two case studies of recent initial teacher training programmes are reviewed where blogs and wikis were blended to create new virtual learning spaces. tools are mashed up within the same space. collaboration; reflection; learning Wheeler, S.

Pedagogy of Learning Design: Fostering Critical Thinking Skills with Cognitive Presence

InSync Training

In this post we''ll explore cognitive presence and roles we play on the critical inquiry path leading toward higher levels of learning. Fostering Critical Thinking Skills with Cognitive Presence.

New article in the MWL Magazine: An employee’s Personal Learning Space lies at the heart of MWL– not a LMS

Jane Hart

New article by Jane Hart, Centre for Modern Workplace Learning. “… in the modern workplace, it really isn’t appropriate to use the LMS to try and track everything everyone learns in the organisation. Social learning

Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age

Learning with e's

Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age View more presentations from Steve Wheeler. I enjoyed a very interesting and stimulating day at Colchester Institute yesterday, where I gave two workshops for staff entitled: Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age.

Learning Spaces: Now is the future

Vignettes Learning

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Play to Learn by Learning to Play [Webinar Recording & Slides]


How do you foster creativity in a corporate learning space? What about playful learning? In our recent webinar, Play to Learn by Learning to Play, we looked at some of these concepts in practice. .