Conference Recordings

Lessons From the Pandemic

Redefining the Student-centered Learning Environment
Published October 26, 2021
Presented by Amanda Aspenson, BWBR Architects, Inc. | Nina Ebbighausen, Alliiance | Anna Pravinata, Alliiance
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Remote instruction during the pandemic has eroded trust in the higher education cost-value ratio, yet the pivot to online learning has also created innovative delivery methods in education. The pandemic has revealed opportunities to redefine higher education's value proposition and made flipped learning more accessible than ever. We'll discuss innovative thinking around student-centered teaching and share a learning space prototype that bridges remote and experiential learning. This session will invite you to reconsider student-centered teaching strategies at your institution and reimagine the campus spaces and infrastructure that support them.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify opportunities for implementing innovative teaching methods that have to potential to transform higher education teaching in the future.
  2. Assess existing learning and non-learning spaces to determine post-pandemic relevance and identify opportunities for transformation.
  3. Identify strategic space modifications within existing campus spaces that support post-pandemic flipped learning and HyFlex teaching methods.
  4. Explain how to integrate cross-functional and cross-disciplinary active learning spaces in a variety of scales and types, including for collaboration, hands-on experimentation, production, student teaching, research, and simulation.


Amanda Aspenson, Senior Project Manager, BWBR Architects, Inc.
Nina Ebbighausen, AIA, Adjunct Associate Professor, Alliiance
Anna Pravinata, Principal Architect, Alliiance

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 1.0 Unit (SCUPC21C1335) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

Delivered 10/26/2021.

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