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Helping teachers to create engaging and inclusive learning environments with open-access resources, tools, and supportive communities

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Tiffany A Roman, Kennesaw State University, USA Rebecca V Frazee, San Diego State University. USA Christopher G Johnson, The University of Arizona, USA Introduction It has been argued that learning environments matter (Brooks, 2011), particularly in relation to the way in which learning spaces, technology and pedagogy intersect in the design of learning experiences for students (Radcliffe et al., 2008). So how can educators create effective learning environments that meet diverse and evolving learner needs, given limited resources on their part? There are several open resources that can empower educators to assess, evaluate and share learning space examples and insights in meaningful ways, but knowing where to find these supports can be challenging. This perspective article details open-access research-based tools, planning guidelines and learning space design repositories that can inform and improve the physical learning spaces where teachers and students interact.  Resource

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