UT, SoLAR, and the Learning Spaces


 Main Building at UT Autin

Main Building at UT Autin

Phil's new employer is the University of Texas, Austin. Go Longhorns.  He's the Assoc. Vice Provost for Learning Sciences.  The groups associated with Continuing & Innovative Education (CIE) and the Center for Teaching and Learning are being re-envisioned around learning sciences and distributed online learning. Phil's part of this process includes the "technology stack" underpinning this enterprise, learning analytics, learning technology architectures, digital tools, learning design and pedagogical best practices, and finally project management.

This is all in flux at the moment (Dec. 2014). Check back to see how it plays out.

It's a new adventure.  

 The Learning Innovation Building, University of Queensland, St. Lucia

The Learning Innovation Building, University of Queensland, St. Lucia

During my time at UQ I was fortunate enough to be involved in a variety of building, learning space, and non-formal learning environment projects.  The image above is the LIB, built by Richard Kirk Architects, and whose top floor was my lab, the Centre for Educational Innovation & Technology (CEIT).

Learning Innovation Building 

Floors – 3.5
Staff in Bldg – 43
Architect –  Richard Kirk Architects
Floor Plans – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th


Student Advantage
Institute for Teaching & Learning Innovation (ITALI) & UQx
- Teaching Excellence
  o Evaluation
  o Teaching Excellence
  o Learning Design
  o Grants & Awards
  o Learning Tech

- Innovation & Analytics
  o Learning Analytics
  o Emerging Tech

- UQx, an edX Project
  o Media Production
  o Learning Design
  o Software Dev
  o Project Mgmt
  o Analytics 


o Fully "active" building
o HDMI AV network
o Self-service video studio
o Sensor/µelectronic fab space
o 3D printing
o room-scale prototyping