Learning Space Rating Systems

In this podcast, Richard reflects on the changes in learning technologies over the last few decades, particularly at the institutional level. Richard explains the Learning Space Rating System (LSRS) that intends to identify and promote the aspects of learning spaces which enhance the learning experience. Richard offers three principles for developing learning spaces: universal design, flexibility, and inclusion in physical, cognitive and cultural realms. Reflecting on the transition from the industry model of learning to the inquiry model, Richard discusses the MOOC movement and the transition to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

About Richard Holeton

Richard served as the Assistant Vice Provost for Learning Environments, Emeritus at Stanford University. Prior to that he was Senior Director of Learning Environment and Director of Academic Computing Service, also at Stanford. In the Classroom, he has 12 years of teaching experience teaching writing in digital and networked environments. His work from this aspect of his career has been published in the textbook Composing Cyberspace: Identity, Community, and Knowledge in the Electronic Age and Educause’s Learning Space Rating System, of which he is the co-creator.