A well-designed learning space considers everything from resources, technology, teaching methods, and multiple means of engagement and interactions between students and instructors. An accessible learning space considers all of these and then focuses on the access that instructors and students have to the course. For example, a classroom could have the newest monitors and projection system, but if the instructor can’t be heard in the back of the room, a significant number of students will miss an opportunity to hear, participate, and contribute.
UFIT is committed to continuously improving our current learning spaces on campus. We know that there are barriers that exist in learning spaces that impact teaching and learning, but we need your help. We are in the process of gathering student and faculty experiences to better understand what students and instructors experience on campus. We plan to share your input, along with EDUCAUSE’s Learning Space Rating System, with UFIT leadership as part of their efforts for continuous improvement of classroom design and technology.
If you would like to provide input please fill out this Accessible Learning Spaces form and someone from our team will reach out to you for a brief interview. If you would like to share this opportunity with your students, they can take this Accessible Learning Spaces Student Survey and provide their input as well. We look forward to hearing from you!
Tags: Accessibility, Course Design, Diversity, Education Technology, Engagement, Faculty Development, Inclusivity, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Professional Development, Student Success, Teaching