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  1. Sep 2016
    1. raditional campus indoor spaces, by necessity and function, provide ample opportunities for structured learning experiences that draw upon students’ direct attention.

      This is true; however I dont believe its needed, people can also go to community colleges and thrive.

    2. Direct attention requires mental effort and cognitive control for an individual to sustain focus and prevent distracting stimuli from interfering with an intended activity

      This is explaining why lots of people have short attention spans and what not. This tells me one someone fines something more interesting then what they are currently doing they get distracted.

    3. physical landscape features had a direct impact on shaping human behavior

      This is also in relation to Schindlers piece about the way certain infrastructures are built.

    4. Americans expect a university campus to look different than other places (Gumprecht, 2007) and that the campus “expresses something about the quality of academic life, as well as its role as a citizen of the community in which it is located”

      I chose to attend georgia state university; just so I wouldnt have to deal with the traditional campus styled environment. I like the location of this school; and the style; however I do know most of my friends dislike its not a closed campus.

    5. Questions of where, when, how, and with whom today’s college students learn, confront the traditional notions of how university spaces are designed and used for effectiveness

      Majority of people in the 21st century don't believe they need a college education to live a healthy and successful life. To each his own.

    6. n 2009, 20.4 million students were enrolled in 2- or 4-year colleges and universities.

      This number I think, its completely irrelevant to the number of students that returned after first year and or later began to graduate.

    7. American higher education institutions face unique twenty-first century changes and challenges in providing good, holistic learning spaces for the diverse and evolving needs of today’s college student.

      This is the topic of discussion; which is quite interesting. However; I personally don't think adapting to the 21st century learning style will be quite easy.

    1. We often experience our physical environment without giving its features much thought. For example, one might think it a simple aesthetic design decision to create a park bench that is divided into three individual seats with armrests separating those seats.

      I agree, and in fact I believe its a certain philosophy on why certain things are built this way.

      When you think deeply about it, people who create blue prints are never the people who actually create the physical product.

      There are two different fields when considering construction the person that designs the items job usually take way more mental labor than the person who builds it.

    2. Throughout history, people have used varied methods to exclude undesirable individuals from places where they were not wanted

      She starts off by giving us a hardcore fact about how the infrastructure in America is set up.

      From what I interpreted; she's basically stating how someone or some group of people will always have an advantage.