Meta-Space: An Assessment of Instructional Design Strategies for the Spaces Between

Authors

  • Sydney Taylor Pons Penn State University Author
  • Laura Cruz Penn State University Author
  • Michael J. Tews Penn State University Author

Keywords:

Learning Space, Technology-Mediated Instruction, Co-Creation, Meta-Space

Abstract

The learning environment is intertwined with affective learning and significantly influences the overall student learning experience. The authors introduce the concept of the meta-space, which they define as the dynamic spaces that exist between the traditional, formal containers in which learning typically occurs. Using qualitative and quantitative data, they explored students’ affective responses to meta-space interventions. Reflections from two cohorts reveal the interconnectedness of physical (classroom), virtual (Zoom), and intermediary (social media, texts) spaces. Findings show that meta-space elements enhanced students’ affective responses, fostering a co-created learning environment. This study offers insights for educators designing engaging learning environments.

Published

2024-06-11

Issue

Section

Articles