Learning.Futures is a radical cross-university approach to creating a student learning experience that involves highly interactive and collaborative learning, combined with the best of online learning.
Over the past eight years University of Technology Sydney has rolled out a university-wide strategy to enhance students’ capabilities to succeed in a changing and complex future world. The strategy transforms students’ learning through aligning curriculum renewal and innovation, curriculum-led learning technologies, and new learning spaces.
This transformation has been supported by investing AU$1 billion to redevelop the UTS campus. The design of the new spaces has been driven by an educational vision characterised by blended and collaborative approaches including both online and face-to-face experiences. Thus, rather than standard lecture theatres, UTS’s new campus comprises collaborative learning spaces, both formal and informal, to support this blended learning approach to its new curriculum. The Learning.Futures project has enhanced student learning outcomes, and better-thanaverage
learner engagement scores in Australia’s national University Experience Study, the section of the study that measures the quality of interpersonal study and the quality of interactive learning experiences.