Friday, January 4, 2013

Changing Course to Connect Campus Design

Changing Course to Connect Campus Design to a New Kind of Student

For the past two years, Gensler has been conducting studies about student preferences for learning and studying.  The most remarkable part is how campus design does and does not support how these millenials, postmillenials and digital natives grew up immursed in technologies.

Their needs for heads down focus, connectivity, and collaboration don't fit the realities of on-campus spaces.  The integration of the virtual learning seems to pair well with a renewed interest in the physical classroom - deplugging and interacting with classmates - rather than the virtual options.  What are today's students looking for when it comes to learning environments?

See the link below to more deeply understand the results of Gensler's research.

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