Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Learning Space Rating System

EduCause have a "Learning Space Rating System" (LSRS), with a 65 page guide and rating spreadsheet.  There are six sections scored: Integration with Campus Context, Planning Process, Support and Operations, Environmental Quality,
Layout and Furnishings, Technology and Tools. Interestingly the first section is not about the classroom itself, but how it fits with the institution's teaching, assessment, space use and technology strategies. The ratings are US based, for example using American National Standards Institute Comply (ANSI) standards, but could provide a good checklist for outside the USA. The current system is from 2014 and EduCause are planning to revise it by the end of this year, so are seeking input.