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THE LEARNING COMMONS
The Top 10 Things you should
know about Forsyth Library's
Learning Commons
FORSYTH LIBRARY
EXPLORE . ...
definition:
a learning commons is built around the
notion of connectivity:
-to other learning environments
-to global conv...
10- connections to other learning
environments (university partnerships)
-Writing Center
-MakerSpace
-Center for New Media...
9 - connections to global conversations
- Options for Skype, Google Hangout and Facetime
conversations
-Times Talks
-Globa...
8 - connections to the world's knowledge
sources
- Helpful and knowledgeable staff
- Your own personal librarian ;)
- Educ...
7 - informal and formal spaces
- group study and collaborative learning spaces
- individual study areas
- computer worksta...
Horizon Report for Higher Ed 2015
1yr or less BYOD
2 - 3 yrs
Makerspaces
Key trends:
Redesigning of Learning Spaces
(1-2 y...
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/development/thinkspace
http://campustechnology.com/pages/articlepages/2010/june-2010-
7-tips-for-building-collaborative-learning-spaces-photos.as...
https://plus.google.com/105314548122656114707/videos
http://usm.maine.edu/learningcommons/learning-spaces
http://ksainteriors.blogspot.com/2010/06/project-spotlight-learning-commons-at.html
6 - classroom and workshop sessions
available
5 - equipment checkout and support
4 - presentation support and practice
3 - multimedia creation equipment and support
2 - one-to-one educational technology
support and training
1- cheaper coffee than Starbucks!
The Learning Commons
cmgarrety@fhsu.edu
FL 115
785-628-5494
@fhsutlc and @forsythlibrary
Facebook- fhsuforsythlibrary
Inst...
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Cynthia Garrety
Feb. 20, 2015
Fort Hays State University

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Top Ten Things you should know about the Learning Commons

  1. 1. THE LEARNING COMMONS The Top 10 Things you should know about Forsyth Library's Learning Commons FORSYTH LIBRARY EXPLORE . COLLABORATE . CREATE
  2. 2. definition: a learning commons is built around the notion of connectivity: -to other learning environments -to global conversations -to the world's knowledge sources -informal and formal (Weigle, 2015) University of Pennsylvania
  3. 3. 10- connections to other learning environments (university partnerships) -Writing Center -MakerSpace -Center for New Media -Tiger Food Exchange -Center for Language and Culture -Center for Civic Leadership -American Democracy Project -What about your area next?
  4. 4. 9 - connections to global conversations - Options for Skype, Google Hangout and Facetime conversations -Times Talks -Global Leadership -Swipe Out Hunger Event - Others?
  5. 5. 8 - connections to the world's knowledge sources - Helpful and knowledgeable staff - Your own personal librarian ;) - Educational technology support - NY Times access - Databases, digital video, ebooks, special collections
  6. 6. 7 - informal and formal spaces - group study and collaborative learning spaces - individual study areas - computer workstation clusters - power outlets for charging equipment - moveable furniture
  7. 7. Horizon Report for Higher Ed 2015 1yr or less BYOD 2 - 3 yrs Makerspaces Key trends: Redesigning of Learning Spaces (1-2 yrs) Challenges Blending informal and formal learning Digital Literacy
  8. 8. http://www.lib.utexas.edu/development/thinkspace
  9. 9. http://campustechnology.com/pages/articlepages/2010/june-2010- 7-tips-for-building-collaborative-learning-spaces-photos.aspx
  10. 10. https://plus.google.com/105314548122656114707/videos
  11. 11. http://usm.maine.edu/learningcommons/learning-spaces
  12. 12. http://ksainteriors.blogspot.com/2010/06/project-spotlight-learning-commons-at.html
  13. 13. 6 - classroom and workshop sessions available
  14. 14. 5 - equipment checkout and support
  15. 15. 4 - presentation support and practice
  16. 16. 3 - multimedia creation equipment and support
  17. 17. 2 - one-to-one educational technology support and training
  18. 18. 1- cheaper coffee than Starbucks!
  19. 19. The Learning Commons cmgarrety@fhsu.edu FL 115 785-628-5494 @fhsutlc and @forsythlibrary Facebook- fhsuforsythlibrary Instagram @fhsu_forsythlibrary FORSYTH LIBRARY EXPLORE . COLLABORATE . CREATE

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