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SPACE: ADM-HEA Annual Forum 2009

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Online and at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
29 April 2009 00:00 - 13 May 2009 00:00

In recent years, ideas about ‘learning spaces’ in higher education have changed to encompass areas beyond our traditional seminar rooms, studios and lecture theatres and include any environment in which learning takes place.  Part of this process has been the recognition of the potential role of new technologies and the impact of these on student learning opportunities.  Large numbers of students, widening participation and the limitations of built environments all contribute to a need to examine the best ways of meeting students’ needs.

This year, the Art Design Media Subject Centre's (ADM-HEA) Annual Forum, SPACE, will explore the theme of ‘learning spaces’ in art, design and media higher education, and will provide opportunities for both ‘virtual’ and ‘vital’ participation.

The ADM-HEA Annual Forums over the past 3 years (2006, 2007, 2008) have been oversubscribed and consequently, this year we are opening up the debate by also hosting an online forum, Virtual SPACE, so that more people are able to participate.


Virtual SPACE

This online forum provides opportunities for an unlimited number of participants to engage with, and share ideas about, the theme – as well as informing and interacting with subsequent discussion at Vital SPACE, the event at the Wales Millennium Centre, in Cardiff on Friday, 8 May 2009.|
more information about Virtual SPACE

link to Virtual SPACE online forum




Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Friday, 8 May 2009

This one day forum was an opportunity for participants to expand on the discussions from the online forum and network with colleagues from across the UK.
more information about Vital SPACE

SPACE video presentations

All the videos made in relation to Virtual and Vital SPACE.
watch the videos


The ADM-HEA would like to thank the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP) at Bournemouth University. In particular we would like to thank the CEMP Director, Jon Wardle and Professor Stephen Heppell for their help in designing SPACE.



Contact Name:
Jenny Embleton
Contact Telephone:
01273 643119
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