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Edited by Diana G. Oblinger.

Includes a chapter by former College at Brockport Faculty member Joan K. Lippincott: Linking the Information Commons to learning.

Space, whether physical or virtual, can have a significant impact on learning. Learning Spaces focuses on how learner expectations influence such spaces, the principles and activities that facilitate learning, and the role of technology from the perspective of those who create learning environments: faculty, learning technologists, librarians, and administrators. Information technology has brought unique capabilities to learning spaces, whether stimulating greater interaction through the use of collaborative tools, videoconferencing with international experts, or opening virtual worlds for exploration. This e-book represents an ongoing exploration as we bring together space, technology, and pedagogy to ensure learner success.



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Boulder, Colo,. : EDUCAUSE, c2006.

1 v. (various pagings) : illustrations.


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Located in Drake Library aas an eBook (For PDF see link above. For HTML or individual chapters:

CONTENTS: Part 1: Principles and practices. Space as a change agent / by Diana G. Oblinger -- Challenging traditional assumptions and rethinking learning spaces / by Nancy Van Note Chism -- Seriously cool places : the future of learning-centered built environments / by William Dittoe -- Community : the hidden context for learning / by Deborah J. Bickford and David J. Wright -- Student practices and their impact on learning spaces / by Cyprien Lomas and Diana G. Oblinger -- The psychology of learning environments / by Ken A. Graetz -- Linking the Information Commons to learning / by Joan K. Lippincott -- Navigating toward the next-generation computer lab / by Alan R. Cattier -- Trends in learning space design / by Malcolm Brown and Phillip D. Long -- Human-centered design guidelines / by Lori Gee -- Designing blended learning space to the student experience / by Andrew J. Milne -- Sustaining and supporting learning spaces / by Christopher Johnson -- Assessing learning spaces / by Sawyer Hunley and Molly Schaller. Part 2: Case Studies. Learning how to see / Diana G. Oblinger -- City of London : Sir John Cass Business School / Clive Holtham -- Denison University : MIX Lab / Scott Siddall -- Duke University : Perkins Library / Marilyn M. Lombardi and Thomas B. Wall -- Eckerd College : Peter H. Armacost Library / J. Michael Barber -- Estrella Mountain Community College : The Learning Studios Project / Homero Lopez and Lori Gee -- Hamilton College : Science Center / Nikki Reynolds and Douglas A. Weldon -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis : The ES Corridor Project / Nancy Van Note Chism -- Iowa State University : LeBaron Hall Auditorium / Jim Twetten -- London School of Economics : BOX / Andrew Harrison -- Messiah College : Boyer Hall / Dennis Lynch -- Michigan Technological University : Center for Integrated Learning and Information Technology / Paul Urbanek -- MIT : The Brain and Cognitive Sciences Complex / Phillip D. Long -- MIT : Steam Café / Scott Francisco -- North Carolina State University : Flyspace / Hal Meeks -- North Carolina State University : SCALE-UP / Robert Beichner -- Northwestern University : Information Commons / Bob Davis and Denise Shorey -- Ohio State University : Digital Union / Victoria Getis, Catherine Gynn, and Susan E. Metros -- Olin College of Engineering : Academic and Olin Centers / Joanne Kossuth -- Pennsylvania State University : Smeal College of Business / Peter Nourjian -- St. Lawrence University : Center for Teaching and Learning / Sondra Smith and Kim Mooney -- Stanford University : GroupSpaces / Richard Holeton -- Stanford University : Wallenberg Hall / Dan Gilbert -- University of Arizona : Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center / Christopher Johnson -- University of British Columbia : Irving K. Barber Learning Centre / Simon Neame and Cyprien Lomas -- University of Central Florida : Collaboration and Multimedia Classrooms / Ruth Marshall -- University of Chicago : USITE/Crerar Computing Cluster and Cybercafé / Shirley Dugdale and Chad Kainz -- University of Georgia : Student Learning Center / William Gray Potter and Florence E. King -- Virginia Tech : Math Emporium / Barbara L. Robinson and Anne H. Moore -- Virginia Tech : Torgersen Hall / J. Thomas Head and Anne H. Moore.

Learning Spaces