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7 Things You Should Know About the Learning Space Rating System

Abstract

The Learning Space Rating System is a tool developed by leading community experts for rating formal learning spaces to determine how well their design affords and encourages active learning. The LSRS includes 50 questions organized into six sections, and colleges and universities use the LSRS as part of updating existing learning spaces and building new ones. The LSRS provides a clear-cut list of items to consider and measure, and it can open discussions internally and externally regarding various approaches to learning and the ways in which spaces can be designed to support those approaches.

The 7 Things You Should Know About... series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning technologies. Each brief focuses on a single technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use these briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues.

In addition to the 7 Things briefs, you may find other ELI resources useful in addressing teaching, learning, and technology issues at your institution. To learn more, please visit the ELI Resources page.

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