The Bartlett Real Estate Institute


Digital edtech could draw on traditional methodologies

28 June 2019

BREI and Imperial College Business School collaborate on business school education event

Penoyre & Prasad Sibson University of Kent, Bartlett Real Estate Institute

'Emerging issues in business school education: digital and spatial' was the theme of a stimulating event at BREI in June, co-created by Imperial College Business School’s Professor David Lefevre and Professor Alexi Marmot, director of BREI’s Global Centre for Learning Environments. 

Impressive and thoughtful recent business school buildings for University of Kent and University of Bath were presented by Jonathan Watts of Hopkins Architects and Ian Goodfellow, director Penoyre & Prasad, while the state of play for online business education was described by Prof Lefevre, Professor Tony Sheehan, former associate dean of Digital Learning, London Business School and director of Learning Services, Ashridge Business School, and Alan Parkinson, from the UCL School of Management.

The lively discussion suggested the proposition that digital edtech designers, with their short experience of just a few decades, might benefit from the methodologies that architects and other built environment specialists have honed over many centuries.