Learning Commons, 1st Edition

  • Barbara Schader
  • Published By: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1780631243
  • ISBN-13: 9781780631240
  • DDC: 025.523
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 468 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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This book examines successfully planned and implemented learning commons at several different academic institutions around the world. These case studies provide a methodology for effective planning, implementation and assessment. Practical information is provided on how to collaborate with campus stakeholders, estimate budgeting and staffing and determine the equipment, hardware and software needs. Also provided are memoranda of understandings (MOUs), planning checklists and assessment tools. This book reflects a unifying focus on both the evolution of learning commons to learning spaces and the collaborative aspect of co-creating learning spaces.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures, Tables and Box.
About the Authors.
1: From Information Commons to Learning Commons and Learning Spaces: An Evolutionary Context.
2: Circle of Service: A Collaborative Information Commons Planning Model.
3: Appendix A.
4: Appendix B.
5: The Information Commons at the University of Calgary: Building on Collaboration – A Case Study.
6: Appendix A.
7: Appendix B.
8: Appendix C.
9: Building for Learning: Synergy of Space, Technology and Collaboration.
10: Appendix A.
11: Appendix B.
12: Appendix C.
13: Appendix D.
14: The Saltire Centre and the Learning Commons Concept.
15: Transforming Library Space for Student Learning: The Learning Commons at Ohio University's Alden Library.
16: Appendix A.
17: Appendix B.
18: Appendix C.
19: Supporting the Learning Commons Concept in ‘Real Life’.
20: Putting Learners at the Centre: the Learning Commons Journey at Victoria University.
21: Improving Student Life, Learning and Support through Collaboration, Integration and Innovation.
22: The Information Commons at the University of Auckland; Improving Student Life, Learning and Support through Co-Location, Collaboration, Integration and Innovation.
23: Beyond Facebook: Thinking of the Learning Commons as a Social Network.