Joan K. Lippincott
Associate Executive Director
Coalition for Networked Information
This session will provide a framework for developing an assessment strategy for new or renovated technology-enabled learning spaces. Institutions are spending large sums on renovation, additions, and new construction of learning spaces in order to incorporate technology and address new teaching and learning strategies. These spaces include classrooms, libraries, information commons, computer labs, cafes, student unions, and outdoor spaces. Work on assessment strategies should begin at the inception of a project, as a means of sharpening the goals of the learning space. A wide variety of goals for assessment of learning spaces will be explored and then various methods of assessment to collect data to address the goals will be described. Participants are encouraged to contribute examples of assessment of learning spaces at their institution and to engage in a discussion of the purposes and desired outcomes of assessment of learning spaces.