Tidebreak is influencing thought-leaders around the world. Hear some of the conversations that are evolving as we help transform the nature of interactive collaboration.

“Classroom of the Future” / Learning-Spaces 3.0: Designing for Interaction

In the face of rapid technological evolution, designing new learning-spaces can be a challenging task. Knowing this, in October 2009 NERCOMP invited Dr. Malcolm Brown, Director of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative and Dr. Andrew Milne, Tidebreak CEO, to deliver together a one-day workshop on designing the “Classroom of the Future.” The workshop began with back-to-back presentations designed to inspire workshop participants to think in new directions. Then in the afternoon sessions participants from institutions across New England developed creative design concepts in collaborative sessions.

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Smarter, Cheaper, More Effective: New Models for Learning-Space Design

The speakers in this session address the question: “How can institutions deploy innovative learning-spaces across a campus rather than in just a few showcase spaces?” A detailed case study from QUT — including actual cost figures and user responses — illustrated the planning and design principles, demonstrationg how institutions can:

  • Cut classroom technology systems costs by 50% or more

  • Increase the interactivity of standard classroom

  • Quantitatively measure the effectiveness of learning-spaces?

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Learning-Space Design, Assesment, and TeamSpot at MIT

Marilu Goodyear sat down in 2006 with Phil Long, Senior Strategist for the Academic Computing Enterprise at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to discuss the ongoing exploration of learning-space design, how MIT uses TeamSpot to support informal group spaces, and Tidebreak’s ground-breaking efforts to embed analytics instrumentation in learning-space systems. (Podcast contains excerpts from the full interview available from the EDUCAUSE site.)

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Creating Advanced Collaborative Environments with TeamSpot

Sky Radio talked with Tidebreak’s CEO about how TeamSpot solves problems that are inherent in today’s team collaboration spaces. Topics included problems with existing web-based collaboration technologies as well as the nature of research on design requirements for technologies that support high-performance teams. (This interview was featured in American Airlines series on Innovative Technologies, January 2008.)

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