Let’s Get Sticky…

STICKY CAMPUS ROADSHOW

Following 2 successful years as the Digital Classroom Roadshow, the Sticky Campus Roadshow will extend digital capabilities to all campus learning spaces.

STICKY CAMPUS NEWSLETTER

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STICKY CAMPUS BOOK

A book on the experiences of the Sticky Campus Roadshow will be published in 2018.  In the meantime “Creating the Digital Campus” was published on 1st September 2017.

STICKY CAMPUS SUPPORTERS

The Sticky Campus is an initiative from Droitwich.net, but would not be possible without the support of these companies.
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The notion of a ‘sticky campus’ - a place where students will want to stay even though they have no formal teaching sessions to attend - is driving unprecedented levels of change in university campus developments. And it’s not just in the UK, where the Teaching Excellence Framework is contributing towards this significant rethink in campus design.  Across the globe, evolving pedagogies, that are more relevant to students and begin to satisfy their needs and demands for an improved learning experience, are influencing the design and equipping of new learning spaces right across the campus; from new fit-for-purpose collaborative auditoriums, to digital classrooms, to wet labs, to group working facilities for self-study in libraries and other social spaces. You could be forgiven for thinking that the explosion of technology at our fingertips would remove any need to be physically present on campus.  Technology allows students to be anywhere as they view (live) lectures, raid their VLEs for examples and facts, and submit assignments.  So why bother with these massive campus investments? The campus provides an essential focus for far more than just the acquisition of knowledge.  Small team learning doesn’t just benefit students intellectually, it benefits their social and cultural development, and should underpin these interactions across the entire campus. Students learning in small teams that quickly develop a social and emotional cohesion, that are challenged by experiential learning scenarios providing them with real-life situations to solve, simulations to experience, and innovations to create, are key to the future existence of physical bricks and mortars required for higher levels of on-campus learning. For a campus to become ‘sticky,’ it requires investment in high quality spaces with connecting technology that together create this sense of belonging, and which initially radiate a ‘WOW’ factor and encourage students to choose that university for their studies. The latest Student Academic Experience Survey that was jointly published in June 2017 by HEPI and the HEA calls for “all higher education institutions to explore the ‘sticky campus’ concept to ensure all students are fully integrated. Beyond learning spaces and engaging pedagogies, a “Sticky Campus” provides students with high quality facilities for every aspect of their campus life; sporting facilities, accommodation, retail and food outlets.  A “Sticky Campus” embraces everything that is truly student-centric so that students fully live amongst their learning.
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The notion of a ‘sticky campus’ - a place where students will want to stay even though they have no formal teaching sessions to attend - is driving unprecedented levels of change in university campus developments. And it’s not just in the UK, where the Teaching Excellence Framework is contributing towards this significant rethink in campus design.  Across the globe, evolving pedagogies, that are more relevant to students and begin to satisfy their needs and demands for an improved learning experience, are influencing the design and equipping of new learning spaces right across the campus; from new fit-for-purpose collaborative auditoriums, to digital classrooms, to wet labs, to group working facilities for self-study in libraries and other social spaces. You could be forgiven for thinking that the explosion of technology at our fingertips would remove any need to be physically present on campus.  Technology allows students to be anywhere as they view (live) lectures, raid their VLEs for examples and facts, and submit assignments.  So why bother with these massive campus investments? The campus provides an essential focus for far more than just the acquisition of knowledge.  Small team learning doesn’t just benefit students intellectually, it benefits their social and cultural development, and should underpin these interactions across the entire campus. Students learning in small teams that quickly develop a social and emotional cohesion, that are challenged by experiential learning scenarios providing them with real-life situations to solve, simulations to experience, and innovations to create, are key to the future existence of physical bricks and mortars required for higher levels of on-campus learning. For a campus to become ‘sticky,’ it requires investment in high quality spaces with connecting technology that together create this sense of belonging, and which initially radiate a ‘WOW’ factor and encourage students to choose that university for their studies. The latest Student Academic Experience Survey that was jointly published in June 2017 by HEPI and the HEA calls for “all higher education institutions to explore the ‘sticky campus’ concept to ensure all students are fully integrated. Beyond learning spaces and engaging pedagogies, a Sticky Campus” provides students with high quality facilities for every aspect of their campus life; sporting facilities, accommodation, retail and food outlets.  A “Sticky Campus” embraces everything that is truly student-centric so that students fully live amongst their learning.
NEW MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
Let’s Get Sticky…

STICKY CAMPUS ROADSHOW

Following 2 successful years as the Digital Classroom Roadshow, the Sticky Campus Roadshow will extend digital capabilities to all campus learning spaces.

STICKY CAMPUS NEWSLETTER

Sign up using the form above for free monthly information on many aspects of “The Sticky Campus” delivered straight to your in-box.

STICKY CAMPUS SUPPORTERS

The Sticky Campus is an initiative from Droitwich.net, but would not be possible without the support of these companies.

STICKY CAMPUS BOOK

A book on the experiences of the Sticky Campus Roadshow will be published in 2018.  In the meantime “Creating the Digital Campus” was published on 1st September 2017.