What our next generation like?Innovative, creative Social Networking -> share together, work together, IM, SMS, facebook, Embrace to new technologies ipod, iphone, new mobile phonesQuick/ Just in Time instantly, last minute generation
This is Red River College Learning Commons in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.Library has been renamed as Learning Resource Centre (LRC) for 20 years. In the next 5 year, it may change as the ‘Learning Commons’.
Learning Commons is a place … group work & collaboration teaching & learning comfortable & flexible furniture lots of computer stations equipped with both hardware & software for productions
Monash University describes learning commons as an ‘environment that is rich in technology and support services, providing information resources and collections (both print and electronic), technology (both software and hardware) and mixed study spaces for students to work in one safe and secure location with necessary support services and language and learning staff’ (Burke 2004, p. 1).
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