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The Flexible Learning Environment Checklist

BAGSHOT, England, February 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Designing educational spaces to evolve with student and staff numbers, advances in technology or even with the ability to reconfigure spaces for multi-use, has been challenging at best.

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As education centres become increasingly technology-rich, students require access to power and data networks to keep them constantly on the go.

To help you focus on the key elements to consider when designing learning spaces, Mainline Power has put together this simple checklist.

Flexible learning

With the continued developments in learning technology and number of devices increasing, the demand for power is rising too. Learners are now requiring access to power and data from the library to the canteen, and everywhere in-between.

Is your existing set-up flexible enough to cope with the changing environment?

Increased Adaptability

Higher learner numbers and changes in space allocation are increasing the need for the reconfiguration of existing areas.

How many redundant spaces are being dismissed as potential vocational workspaces due to a lack of data and power infrastructure?

Future Proof Design

Keeping a handle on your current design requirements, predicting future learner numbers, and understanding impending mobile-device initiatives, is often complex and time consuming.

Are your existing learning facilities strong enough to cope with a new wave of technology initiatives?

Multi-Purpose Rooms

Traditionally, learners were allocated specific areas in which to learn. Equally, tutors have had years of one to many tutor focused environments, with content delivered in a presentational fashion.

Tutors and learners now share and discuss valuable study information in far more social settings - supported by their smartphone, laptops or tablets.

Are your multi-purpose spaces set up to reflect this style of collaboration?

Learner Focussed Classrooms

At the heart of all great educational building design, is the learner. The devices they use to access social-media sites are the same devices they use for subject research and note taking.

Are your existing lecture theatres and classrooms providing enough power for this?

Facility Management

Managing the usage of space is occasionally an afterthought of design.

Do you have a handle on how much power and data is being consumed now, or how much will be required in the future?

Whether you are at the start of a design, mid implementation, or have even completed, the Mainline Power system can help you overcome all of these potential issues.

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