Category Archives: learning spaces

Adapting to needs

Use Case: Adapting to needs – intelligent accessibility What’s the issue? The number of students entering university who have a known disability is increasing, (56% between 2011 and 2015) and at the same time funding has faced cuts, with an impact on outcomes. Increasing demand for services and pressure on resources suggests universities could turn … Read more

What do you mean all the rooms are booked?

Efficient spaces on the intelligent campus What’s the issue? When you move around a university or college campus do you notice rooms and spaces that are currently unused or underused? Is space being utilised well or for an activity for which it wasn’t designed? As a teacher or lecturer do you have rooms you dislike … Read more

I recognise you…

Use Case: Attendance monitoring through face recognition What’s the issue? Student attendance is a major issue for higher and further education institutions for a range of reasons including the reporting requirements of the Home Office and Student Loans Company. Attendance levels have a strong relationship with the student experience, particularly, in terms of attainment and … Read more

I didn’t know I needed to ask…

Do you remember your first day at University or College? What about the first week? Arriving at a new institution is a disorientating experience. As students walk around the university or college campus they are faced with problems that need to be resolved in order to help them settle, provide a satisfying experience and even … Read more

If the walls could talk…

Across colleges and universities there are a variety of rooms and areas in which learning takes place, sometimes there is teaching and sometimes there isn’t. Lecture theatres are used to deliver lectures, students use the library to read and discover and classrooms can be used for a range of activities. If the spaces we use … Read more

Is there any space in the library?

In my previous blog post I asked the question So do you already have such a system in place, does it do what it’s supposed to do, what would you do differently? Using the power of the Twitter I received a few responses, one was from Ruth MacMullen. .@UoYLibrary & @UoYITServices used Google (& dark … Read more