The Future of Higher Education Learning Environments
While the classroom should, of course, first be measured on the quality of the instruction, a growing amount of research is connecting the quality of the classroom design to learning outcomes.
Through carefully researched decisions and evidence based design, an environment in which students not only survive, but thrive, is possible.
M+A Architects, in collaboration with a team from The Ohio State University, performed secondary research to find ways to accomplish this goal - focusing on pedagogy, classroom design and technology integration. What follows are the synthesized steps and suggested metrics to effectively make collaborative learning meaningful for college students.
by Mark Bryan
Director of Innovation + Research, Senior Interior Designer
A leader and catalyst of innovation and research at M+A, Mark strives to discover ways in which spatial design and technology integration can influence users in a positive way. Mark enjoys exploring design trends and his approach to design is largely influenced by cultural changes and shifts that occur in the world, whether they are major trends or subtle cues.