Resources for learning space evaluation

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:

https://www.educause.edu/research-and-publications/books/learning-spaces

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.

https://www.educause.edu/eli/initiatives/learning-space-rating-system

UCISA has developed The UK Higher Education Learning Space Toolkit, available at:

https://www.ucisa.ac.uk/learningspace

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:

https://libjournal.uncg.edu/jls/article/view/1525

There are also many examples and resources at the FLEXspace project website:

http://flexspace.org

I’ve got some more learning space-related links collected at:

https://links.darcynorman.net/bookmarks.php/dnorman/learning%20spaces

But the ones above are some good resources to start with. What other key resources are out there? What do you use?

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