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It’s All About That Space! Key Considerations for Designing Engaging, Inclusive and Effective Learning Spaces

September 14, 2022 @ 3:00 pm EDT

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Friends don’t let friends design bad learning spaces! At schools and universities, students learn best through social and active engagement with the instructor, their peers, and ultimately with the built environment around them. We know that both formal and informal learning spaces matter, so how do we go beyond “Pinterest pretty” to create effective learning spaces, designed intentionally to promote engaging experiences and desired learning outcomes? How do we make sure learning spaces are accessible and inclusive to all learners? In this session, we’ll explore how learning theory, pedagogy, technology, and space intersect to support active learning, discuss key attributes of effective learning spaces, and we’ll share free resources ( and the Learning Spaces Rating System) to help you assess your spaces and involve multiple stakeholders in the planning process for continuous improvement.

Session Moderator

Russell Seiter

President & COO, O’Donnell Learn+ISG



Rebecca V. Frazee, EdD

Faculty, Learning Design and Technology Program

School of Journalism and Media Studies

San Diego State University

Dr. Frazee is a faculty member in the Learning Design and Technology program at San Diego State University. She has a passion for creatively using technology to enrich learning experiences and improve performance. She teaches courses on educational technology, distance learning, learning space design, workplace training and development, research and evaluation methods, social and digital media analytics, and organizational learning and performance systems. She also serves as an SDSU faculty peer mentor, helping faculty deliver high-quality online and hybrid courses. Dr. Frazee also serves as the Associate Director of the Flexible Learning Environments eXchange ( – an international community and open education repository of learning space examples and resources. Dr. Frazee has published articles and book chapters, served as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology, and has been invited to present at several national and international conferences. For fun, Dr. Frazee loves to experiment in the kitchen, grow vegetables, and perform with her band.


September 14, 2022
3:00 pm EDT EDT
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On Demand