Hybrid Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Settings

By David Wilkins & Thom Danckaert
higher education technology

How hybrid learning is enhancing the potential for college campuses to serve lifelong learners better than ever before.

Higher education has adapted to a new phase of educating that impacts how students learn, where they learn, what they need to learn, and where they go for learning. Students entering higher education are in the process of figuring out how they individually engage, interact, and acquire knowledge. This discovery process, alongside the increased desire for flexibility, has shifted students’ away from standardized education methods to more diverse methods that include opportunity for both in-person and virtual learning. Higher education campuses have the unique opportunity to embrace this new era of teaching and learning by creating flexible and multidisciplinary learning places for students in all phases of their learning journey, regardless of physical location.

David Wilkins, AIA, NCI

David Wilkins leads GMB's Higher Education practice. His strengths lie in long-range planning, identifying institutional drivers, then connecting those to a practical plan for campus development. He is passionate about how spaces can inspire people and embody a school's mission in a tactical way.

Thom Danckaert, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

Thom is a project lead and architect with GMB. He sees architecture as a journey to discover a client’s needs and goals resulting in an environment that exceeds their expectations.