The VRC as a 21st Century Learning Place

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Kathe Hicks Albrecht, American University presentation at VRA 28 Atlanta.

"The VRC as a 21st Century Learning Place" as part of the "Transition to Learning Spaces: Redefining Our Space for the Digital World" seminar.

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The VRC as a 21st Century Learning Place

  1. 1. The VRC as a 21 st Century Learning Space Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater from across Bear Run Kathe Hicks Albrecht American University VRA Conference Atlanta, March 2010
  2. 3. <ul><li>Visual Resources Suite </li></ul>Central Space Storage Room Curator’s Office Kassalow Collection (Grad Study Library) Graduate workroom
  3. 8. New Training Tools
  4. 13. <ul><li>Visual Resources Suite </li></ul>Central Space Storage Room Curator’s Office Kassalow Collection (Grad Study Library) Graduate workroom
  5. 15. The New Learning Space <ul><li>Participatory Architecture: flexible spaces, areas for group and individual study, accessibility to reference materials </li></ul><ul><li>Supports non-linear, “spontaneous” learning through discussion and discovery </li></ul><ul><li>Informal </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances, Engages, Encourages, Empowers </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual Ownership of Space </li></ul><ul><li>Comfortable and inviting </li></ul>
  6. 16. Looking to the Future <ul><li>Expand services to existing clientele </li></ul><ul><li>Broaden our client base </li></ul><ul><li>Work collaboratively with others </li></ul><ul><li>Think outside the box about what the VRC contributes to the learning landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Become the New Learning Space </li></ul>

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