Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title Title

Journal of Learning Spaces

Volume

4

Issue

1

Abstract

American higher education institutions face unique twenty-first century changes and challenges in providing good, holistic learning spaces for the diverse and evolving needs of today’s college student. Continued enrollment growth, societal and technological changes, financial challenges, and a need for increased universal and open access create ever more diverse, changing and complex US university systems. In 2009, 20.4 million students were enrolled in 2- or 4-year colleges and universities. By 2019, enrollments are expected to rise 9% for students under age 25, and rise 23% for students over the age of 25 (Snyder & Dillow, 2011). Questions of where, when, how, and with whom today’s college students learn, confront the traditional notions of how university spaces are designed and used for effectiveness (Hashimshony & Haina, 2006). Therefore, we propose that the natural landscape of a university campus is an attentional learning resource for its students.

Department

School of Kinesiology, Allied Health, and Human Services

Department

School of Applied Human Sciences

Comments

First published in Journal of Learning Spaces, v. 4 n.1 (2015), published by University of North Carolina Greensboro. http://libjournal.uncg.edu/jls/article/view/972

Original Publication Date

2015

DOI of published version

http://libjournal.uncg.edu/jls/article/view/972

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library

Date Digital

2015

Copyright

©2015 Kathleen G. Scholl and Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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