Bates Smart Workplace Strategist Kellie Payne explains how the teaching spaces were developed:
“We worked closely with the leading edge CDU Office of Learning and Teaching to introduce differing levels of privacy, social interaction and technology to encourage students to both work and socialise on campus and thereby extend their learning experience.
“Students need to connect with the world and communities beyond the classroom to bring relevant resources for use as part of their learning experience.”
The collaborative and interactive room layouts allow complete flexibility. Technology in these rooms is consistent and seamless, with multiple interactive screens, lecture recording and distant streaming on a consistent and easy to use platform. In addition social spaces have been carefully planned around the notion of ‘food is glue’, the centrally located cafe at the campus entrance and the generous shared kitchen on the upper floor are considered key social spaces linked on either end by the interconnecting stair.