Krause Innovation Studio - Teaching First, Technology Second
- What is the studio?
- Who can use it?
- How do I use it?
- What research has been done already?
- Who does the research?
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What is the studio?
Who can use it?
How do I use it?
Who does the research?
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HOURS OF OPERATION
Summer (5/6 - 8/26)
Open as Needed
Email Mike Rook
firstname.lastname@example.org to use.
201 Chambers Building
University Park, PA 16802
Teaching first, Technology second
A BYOD (bring your own device) learning space and research facility, our mission is to assist faculty in transforming teaching and learning in higher education. We focus on developing pedagogies that transform teaching and learning — by first identifying the kinds of interactions and activities students will engage in, then applying the best tools and resources to help educators reach them.
The reversal of the traditional educational technology paradigm (i.e. teaching first, technology second) addresses the needs of an increasingly diverse and geographically dispersed student population.
A Space for All
Whether you are student, staff, or faculty member, you are invited and encouraged to come in and use our collaboration spaces. You can make a reservation up to 2 weeks in advance for one of the following spaces:
Pink or Orange Room (seating for 4);
Blue or Green Room (seating for 6; must have 3 to make reservation);
Semi-Private East, Central, or West Pods (seating for 4);
Semi-Private Quiet or Stadium Pods (seating for 6-10).
Additionally, as a faculty member you can schedule a course in our Learn Lab (seating for 24) for a trial run or write a proposal to book the Learn Lab for an entire semester. We currently are accepting proposals for the Spring 2013 semester. Download a sample proposal to get started:
Overview of Learn Lab Proposal (PDF)
Learn Lab Proposal Sample – ECE451 (PDF)
Book a Space, Bring a Device, Bring a Friend
The Krause Innovation Studio learning space is a BYOD (bring your own device) environment. The work stations allow you to bring a laptop or tablet computer to connect your device to a built-in connection — enabling you to view your computer screen on a much larger video monitor, so you can share with your colleagues.
A staff member is always available during normal operating hours to help.
Do you need more information about the Learn Lab or engaging with our research? Schedule a consultation.
Schedule a Consultation
Our staff has been trained to provide consultations to faculty members to review and transform current learning goals and outcomes using the affordances of the Krause Innovation Studio learning spaces.
When you book a consultation, expect to meet one-on-one with a staff member ready to answer your questions or assist you in creating a proposal to use the Learn Lab for the duration of a semester.
Did you decide to get involved? Join a research project.
Join a Research Project
You are invited to join in one of our research projects to add to the body of knowledge through using the Learn Lab’s affordances during your course. As part of using the Learn Lab, we require an intellectual product (e.g. white paper, manuscript, conference presentation) that details what research questions you had and your outcomes.
Follow our other research projects to find out what other studies we’re conducting. For example, our current Learning Spaces study involves investigating the built pedagogy and design rationale for the Krause Innovation Studio learning space.
We encourage cross-disciplinary research, so if you see an area of interest that we have not yet explored or started research in, feel free to propose a new research project for us to collaborate on.
Digital Records of Practice
The Collection of Data for Learning Spaces
When we opened in March 2012, we started collecting data on how many people are using our main collaborative spaces every hour. Recently, the staff of the Krause Innovation Studio began to collect data on the interactions in the main collaborative spaces. We are investigating what can be done in terms of the type of…
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Learning SpacesAERA 2013: Investigating Built Pedagogy
[Transcript of video] “The following video is a recording of a presentation that I gave at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference on May 1st, 2013. The title of our presentation, Investigating Built Pedagogy: How Learning Theory Contributes to the Design of a Learning Space, was a collaboration between myself, Michael M. Rook, and…
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Digital ScholarshipMaximizing Your Scholarly Identity: Video Recording
In March 2013, Ellysa Stern Cahoy, Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian at the Pennsylvania State University, gave a presentation at the Krause Innovation Studio on Maximizing your scholarly identity: Citation analysis, journal rankings, and more. The presentation was part of an ongoing series of faculty professional development on Digital Scholarship at the Krause Innovation Studio….
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Innovation Consultants assist others with the equipment and providing consultations for faculty and staff around innovative technology-supported pedagogy.
During the summer (between 5/6/13 and 8/26/13), the Krause Innovation Studio only will be open as needed. To reserve any of our spaces during the summer, send Mike Rook an email (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance of your event.