Video resources

Video vignettes of academic and teaching staff who use collaborative learning spaces.

RMIT staff video resources

Video resources from other universities

See also: Edited video recordings of lunchtime Professional Development sessions


RMIT staff video resources

A Change of Space

This short video explores the development of new learning spaces and the impact they may have on the future of learning and teaching at RMIT.
Watch the video on the RMIT website

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Staff reflections on teaching in collaborative learning spaces

The Academic Development Group produced video case studies of staff who have been teaching in collaborative learning spaces.

Sarah Holdsworth is a Lecturer at the School of Property Construction and Project Management entering the third year of her involvement with collaborative learning spaces. Sarah teaches about 240 undergraduate students in four groups of 60 for three hour blocks each week. She describes the blocks as a workshop/lectorial.

Arthur Shelley is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Graduate School of Business and Law. Arthur teaches class sizes of about 30 to 40 and has fine-tuned his teaching approach to the learning spaces available in Building 13.

You can access the full version of the video case studies of Arthur and Sarah here. The full video has been split into the following themes or topics.


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Teaching in collaborative learning spaces

Collaborative learning spaces already exist across our campus. The Academic Portfolio asked staff to share a few thoughts about what it means to teach in these collaborative learning spaces.
Teaching in collaborative learning spaces

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Video resources from other universities

Active Learning Classrooms: Everyone is engaged!

Duration 5:34 min. Uploaded 21 Feb 2011
McGill University
Lynda Fraser (Lecturer in ‘Behaviour in Organizations’ at McGills) and her students discuss the impact of room layout on collaboration and student engagement.
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Active Learning Classrooms: Learning through inquiry and collaboration

Duration 4:42 min. Uploaded 15 Mar 2011
McGill University
At McGills, Carolyn Samuel and students comment on fostering classroom inquiry through the immediate access to technology and the use of writable walls to promote active learning.
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Active Learning Classrooms: Learning through experience

Duration 3:59 min. Uploaded 21 Feb 2011McGill UniversityNigel Roulet and students at McGills describe how screen sharing facilitates collaborative learning and inquiry.
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Active Learning Classrooms: Sharing responsibility for learning

Duration 5:34 min. Uploaded 21 Feb 2011
McGill University
Tina Piper and students (McGills) describe students' increased responsibility for their learning in an active learning environment, as well as the multiple opportunities for students to receive feedback during the learning process.
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Case study on engagement, collaboration and flexibility

Duration 2:52 mins. Uploaded Feb 17, 2011
University of Michigan
The University of Michigan takes a fresh approach to their classrooms, implementing a strategy that includes engagement, collaboration and flexibility. A variety of classroom set-ups and solutions offer students a variety of classroom experiences. Each incorporating collaborative tools and technology.
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Designing Spaces: A technology-rich space for inquiry-based learning

University of Sheffield
CILASS – a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) in inquiry-based learning in the arts and social sciences is using refurbished space in a Victorian building to explore the potential of new technology in student-led inquiry-based learning. Staff and students discuss what the space and its innovative technologies mean to them.
Duration 5:15 mins. Uploaded 8 Dec 2008
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Interactive classroom

Duration 4:04 mins. Uploaded 12 Jan 2009
University of Minnesota
Dr Robin Wright and her biology students explain their learning processes in a state-of-the-art, interactive classroom.
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Retrofitting university learning spaces

Duration 5:35 mins. Uploaded10 Jul 2011
Queensland University of Technology
This clip outlines some of the findings from "Retrofitting university learning spaces" Australian Learning & Teaching Council project.
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The impact of innovative learning space

Ashton Business School UK
Odette Hutchinson describes the positive impact that innovative design of learning space can have on teaching staff and students.
Duration 3:14 mins. Uploaded 14 Mar 2011
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