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Learning commons : evolution and collaborative essentials

Author: Barbara Schader
Publisher: Oxford : Chandos, 2008.
Series: Chandos information professional series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines successfully planned and implemented Learning Commons at different academic institutions around the world. This work features case studies that provide a methodology for effective planning, implementation and assessment. Australian and New Zealand content.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Schader
ISBN: 9781843343134 1843343134 9781843343127 1843343126
OCLC Number: 148313886
Description: xxx, 437 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: From Information Commons to Learning Commons and learning spaces: an evolutionary context / Mary M. Somerville and Sallie Harlan --
Circle of service: a collaborative Information Commons / Barbara I. Dewey --
The Information Commons at the University of Calgary: building on collaboration-a case study / Susan Beatty --
Building for learning: synergy of space, technology and collaboration / Susan Thompson and Gabriela Sonntag --
The Saltire Centre and the Learning Commons concept / Jan Howden --
Transforming library space for student learning: the Learning Commons at Ohio University's Alden Library / Gary A. Hunt --
Supporting the Learning Commons concept in 'real life' / Jennifer Stringer --
Putting learners at the centre: the Learning Commons journey at Victoria University / Shay Keating, Philip G. Kent and Belinda McLennan --
Improving student life, learning and support through collaboration, integration and innovation / Crit Stuart --
The Information Commons at the University of Auckland; improving student life, learning and support through co-location, collaboration, integration and innovation / Hester Mountifield --
Beyond Facebook: thinking of the Learning Commons as a social network / Jill McKinstry.
Series Title: Chandos information professional series.
Responsibility: edited by Barbara Schader.

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This book examines successfully planned and implemented learning commons at several different academic institutions around the world.  Read more...

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1. From Information Commons to Learning Commons and learing spaces: an evolutionary context / Mary M. Somerville and Sallie Harlan -- 2. Circle of service: a collaborative Information Commons planning model / Barbara I. Dewey -- 3. The Information Commons at the University of Calgary: building on collaboration - a case study / Susan Beatty -- 4. Building for learning: synergy of space, technology and collaboration / Susan Thompson and Gabriela Sonntag -- 5. The Saltire Centre and the Learning Commons concept / Jan Howden -- 6. Transforming library space for student learning: the Learning Commons at Ohio University's Aiden Library / Gary A. Hunt -- 7. Supporting the Learning Commons concept in 'real life' / Jennifer Stringer -- 8. Putting learners at the centre: the Learning Commons journey at Victoria University / Shay Keating, Philip G. Kent and Belinda McLennan -- 9. Improving student life, learning and support through collaboration, integration and innovation / Crit Stuart -- 10. The Information Commons at the University of Auckland: improving student life, learning and support through co-location, collaboration, integration and innovation / Hester Mountfield -- 11. Beyond Facebook: thinking of the Learning Commons as a social network / Jill McKinstry.

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