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  • Title: University of the Future: Using Design Thinking to Develop Constructive Utopias for the Spatial Turn
  • Author(s): Claudia Vogeler
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies
  • Journal Title: Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal
  • Keywords: Digitalization, Higher Education, Design Thinking, Organizational Development, Spatial Turn
  • Volume: 11
  • Issue: 4
  • Year: 2018
  • ISSN: 1835-9795 (Print)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/1835-9795/CGP/v11i04/35-50
  • Citation: Vogeler, Claudia . 2018. "University of the Future: Using Design Thinking to Develop Constructive Utopias for the Spatial Turn." Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal 11 (4): 35-50. doi:10.18848/1835-9795/CGP/v11i04/35-50.
  • Extent: 16 pages

Abstract

The effects of spatial turn and digitalization on future learning and teaching in higher education have been addressed in a design thinking workshop. Four prototypes have been designed to re-think learning scenarios, learning spaces, the support of lifelong learning, and the training of lecturers. The prototypes are partially utopian but can be used in a constructive way. The requirements of spatial turn and digitalization and design thinking as a method—including the developed prototypical ideas as well as the experiences of presenting the prototypes to all members of the university and using them as initiators of an organizational development process—are presented and discussed.