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Commons 2.0: Library Spaces Designed for Collaborative Learning (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | ... - 4 views

  • information commons as a space for students to gather and work with technology
  • How well do these environments currently support social learning and promote collaborative work?
  • flexible design
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  • Do they encourage creativity and discovery
  • Do they offer services and features that students don't already have
  • self-help graphics services
  • one-stop collaboratory for out-of-class assignments, writing, research, and group proje
  • social software
  • learning spaces should align with current pedagogy.
  • "environments designed for people" where the availability of food and drink, comfortable chairs, and furniture support a variety of active and social learning activities.3
  • "human-centered" design
  • modular clusters
  • multiple options for output
  • open, free, comfortable, inspiring, and practical
  • Wireless laptops give students the freedom to explore the commons or anywhere in the library—to group themselves as they see fit and not as decided for them.
    • Lauren Parren
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  • his space should feel dynamic
  • inspiring
  • practical.
    Although a bit dated, this seems like a great example of the type of library we want to create.  Combine this physical space with inspiring, practical Professional Development and we're going to cook!
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