Share Paper: A Leadership Challenge: Transforming Classrooms in Higher Education to On-Line Virtual Learning Environments

  1. Joyce Pittman, Drexel University, United States
  2. Samantha Mercanti-Anthony, Drexel University, United States
Tuesday, October 22 11:55 AM-12:15 PM Las Vegas Ballroom 7

Abstract: This paper reports theoretical perspectives about bringing technology to learning places in higher education, how classrooms should be redesigned to support diverse learning and pedagogical approaches to make learning conducive in virtual environments. Thematic analysis was used to examine literature and learning environments for evidence of how learning places should be structured, what space is needed and support systems to ensure new learning places are conducive to learning. Findings indicate seven common problems of traditional learning environments or classrooms. Six big ideas discuss transforming classrooms to virtual learning places in higher education. Results share a systemic view of future classroom ...