Making space for connected learning: an ecosystem approach to designing teaching spaces in higher education part 1

This two-part blog post explores the complexities and affordances of using space to make connections. The first part interrogates the structural rigidity that emerges from physical classroom design and argues that connected learning requires a different design and emotional response from teaching spaces to be successful. Studies of teaching and learning spaces and their relationshipContinue reading “Making space for connected learning: an ecosystem approach to designing teaching spaces in higher education part 1”

What do we mean when we talk about scale? Towards a definition of ‘at scale’ in higher education – part 2

Designing and delivering education at scale effectively is a challenge faced by many higher education institutions (Kagan & Diamond, 2019). This challenge is both an economic one, where the costs of magnifying and multiplying education offerings needs to be matched and exceeded by the revenue, and a pedagogical one, ensuring the quality of the teachingContinue reading “What do we mean when we talk about scale? Towards a definition of ‘at scale’ in higher education – part 2”

What do we mean when we talk about scale? Towards a definition of ‘at scale’ in higher education – part 1

Designing and delivering education at scale effectively is a challenge faced by many higher education institutions (Kagan & Diamond, 2019). This challenge is both an economic one, where the costs of magnifying and multiplying education offerings needs to be matched and exceeded by the revenue, and a pedagogical one, ensuring the quality of the teachingContinue reading “What do we mean when we talk about scale? Towards a definition of ‘at scale’ in higher education – part 1”

Transforming Business Education Through Connected Learning – Part 3

In the final part of this blog series, we explore the ways in which the University of Sydney Business School (USBS) developed strategic pedagogical approaches to crack the critical questions posed in part 1: How do designers and educators move away from the didactic pedagogies that teaching-at-scale can privilege and towards a more social, connectedContinue reading “Transforming Business Education Through Connected Learning – Part 3”

Transforming Business Education Through Connected Learning – Part 2

Part 1 of this blog series posed several critical questions for business educators: How do designers and educators move away from the didactic pedagogies that teaching-at-scale can privilege and towards a more social, connected pedagogy? How do we design an education that counters the pedagogical influence of institutional space, systems, and expectations that ‘rust on’Continue reading “Transforming Business Education Through Connected Learning – Part 2”

Learning Spaces (#ourplace)

#OurPlace2020 was a project that fostered belonging and connection in the Business School community while Covid-19 was changing our world. In April 2020, the Business Co-Design team asked students to connect with others in lockdown by sharing their study spaces. We invited students to share tips for staying motivated via multiple social media channels  withContinue reading “Learning Spaces (#ourplace)”

Transforming Business Education Through Connected Learning – Part 1

In both campus and online environments, the massification of business education has privileged didactic forms of teaching (Hornsby and Osman, 2014), both for the economies of scale they generate (magnification) and their capability to be repeated at scale to ever increasing cohort sizes (multiplication). The deployment of didactic teaching and learning through pedagogical approaches suchContinue reading “Transforming Business Education Through Connected Learning – Part 1”

Making the most of the spaces we have: Design principles for successful hybrid and hyflex learning

Hybrid and hyflex learning are lasting legacies of our years of pandemic education. For educators at scale, with cohorts spread across the world by closed borders, these modes of delivery are a necessary response to ensure a safe return to campus and the ongoing online education of vulnerable and offshore students. Hyflex learning in particularContinue reading “Making the most of the spaces we have: Design principles for successful hybrid and hyflex learning”