Onlife Learning Spaces. Why Do We Have to Rethink Concepts of Hybrid Learning Environments
With the presentation of research findings in the context of Onlife Learning Spaces, participants will discover that the concept of hybrid learning environments encompasses two innovation potentials with (a) the adjustment of existing physical places and (b) the activation of new physical places. This implicates that merging physical and virtual learning environments not only affects campus premises and the technical infrastructures at universities but the necessity to integrate new places of our everyday lifes. The research study shows that in addition to the home of students the workplace is a relevant place for lifelong learning activities. Against this background we have to discuss challenges and opportunities for companies and universities to support the individual development of employees and students as well as to gain benefits from the transdisciplinary exchange and innovation ecosystems between science and the world of business.
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, Germany
Katja Ninnemann develops, implements and investigates innovative learning and working environments to link the physical and the virtual world while taking into account organizational, social and spatial aspects.
She studied Architecture and Urban Development at Technische Universität Darmstadt and wrote her doctoral thesis at Technische Universität Wien about innovation processes and the potentials of hybrid learning spaces at universities. From 2019 to 2020 she held the visiting professorship Corporate Learning Architecture at Technische Universität Berlin to teach and do research on the topic of spatial design processes and spatial design practices of hybrid environments.
After working several years at SRH (Stiftung Rehabilitation Heidelberg) as well as with her own office 47ig she starts the professorship Digitalization and Workspace Management at HTW Berlin – Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin in October 2020.