Distributed learning places: physical, blended and virtual learning spaces in higher education

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Keppell, Mike and Riddle, Matthew. 2011. "Distributed learning places: physical, blended and virtual learning spaces in higher education." Keppell, Mike, Souter, Kay and Riddle, Matthew (ed.) Physical and virtual learning spaces in higher education: concepts for the modern learning environment. Hershey, PA. United States. IGI Global. pp. 1-20
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Distributed learning places: physical, blended and virtual learning spaces in higher education

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2177
Book TitlePhysical and virtual learning spaces in higher education: concepts for the modern learning environment
AuthorsKeppell, Mike (Author) and Riddle, Matthew (Author)
EditorsKeppell, Mike, Souter, Kay and Riddle, Matthew
Page Range1-20
Chapter Number1
Number of Pages20
Year2011
PublisherIGI Global
Place of PublicationHershey, PA. United States
ISBN9781609601140
9781609601164
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60960-114-0.ch001
Web Address (URL)http://www.igi-global.com/gateway/chapter/56039
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This chapter examines distributed and personal learning spaces across the spectrum of physical, blended and virtual learning spaces in the higher education context. We suggest that higher education is no longer defined by tangible boundaries of a 'physical campus' but by the entire student experience, whether that involves negotiating the physical corridors of the campus, attending face-to-face classes, participating in fully online courses or a blend of both face-to-face and online courses. In addition the student experience may also involved connecting to virtual environments from home, a local cafe, on the train or participating in professional practice hundreds of kilometers from the physical campus. This chapter attempts to account for the diverse range of spaces that are enriching the learning and teaching experience for both academics and students and suggests the need to recognize the changing nature of learning spaces in higher education.

Keywordsdistributed; learning spaces; physical; blended; virtual; higher education
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390405. Educational technology and computing
390499. Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
460911. Inter-organisational, extra-organisational and global information systems
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Byline AffiliationsCharles Sturt University
La Trobe University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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