I was asked to pull together some links to resources that can be used to get started in evaluating learning spaces – how are they used? how effective are they? what kinds of interactions are enabled by the spaces? etc. There are some great resources – best to share the list here rather than just in an email…
EDUCAUSE has some really fantastic resources on evaluating learning spaces. They have a book full of concepts and case studies:
And they have what is probably the definitive learning spaces evaluation framework, the Learning Space Rating System which includes a scoresheet/rubric for evaluating properties of a space.
UCISA has developed The UK Higher Education Learning Space Toolkit, available at:
And the Social Context and Learning Environments (SCALE) survey measures and documents interactions between students in a learning space, which can be useful in describing the kinds of things that happen in different types of spaces:
There are also many examples and resources at the FLEXspace project website:
I’ve got some more learning space-related links collected at:
But the ones above are some good resources to start with. What other key resources are out there? What do you use?