Hohmann Learning spaces Warwick english

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This paper introduces the concept of new learning spaces in academic libraries in the UK and how they are designed.
The different grids at the University of Warwick are examples for a new trend of developing specific services for different user groups. The architects focused in their design on physical flexibility, newest information technology and contemporary design.

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Hohmann Learning spaces Warwick english

  1. 1. Learning and Research Grids New designs for study and research Chancen 2010 Tina Hohmann
  2. 2. Learning Grid: Background <ul><li>Warwick University </li></ul><ul><li>Pool of student services </li></ul><ul><li>Self-directed learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learning as a social process </li></ul>
  3. 3. Learning Grid: Concept <ul><li>One-stop-Shop </li></ul><ul><li>Blended Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Student Ownership </li></ul>
  4. 4. Learning Grid: Design <ul><li>MJP Architects </li></ul><ul><li>Open plan </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiring Atmosphere </li></ul>
  5. 5. Learning Grid: Design <ul><li>Colours </li></ul><ul><li>Curved Screens </li></ul><ul><li>Compatible Furniture </li></ul>
  6. 6. Learning Grid: Spaces „ where each can create their own learning experience“
  7. 7. Learning Grid: Spaces „ where each can create their own learning experience“
  8. 8. Learning Grid: Facilities <ul><li>Presentation Rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Professionalism </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Boards </li></ul><ul><li>White Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Floor power sockets </li></ul>
  9. 9. Learning Grid: Staff <ul><li>Student Advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive training </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitators </li></ul><ul><li>Key Factor </li></ul>
  10. 10. Learning Grid: Results <ul><li>1.500 – 2.000 visitors/day </li></ul><ul><li>Higher motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Improved study results </li></ul><ul><li>Comfort Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Value and Ownership </li></ul>
  11. 11. Research Grid: Background <ul><li>Refurbishment of the main library </li></ul><ul><li>Compact shelving frees up space </li></ul><ul><li>Development of new services </li></ul>
  12. 12. Research Grid: Background <ul><li>Promotion of research </li></ul><ul><li>Funding from Wolfson-Research fund </li></ul><ul><li>Social isolation of research staff </li></ul><ul><li>Request for social and intellectual exchange and individual support </li></ul>
  13. 13. Research Grid: Concept <ul><li>Interdisciplinary exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Individual work stations </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Support </li></ul><ul><li>Social Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul>
  14. 14. Research Grid: Spaces
  15. 15. Research Grid: Spaces
  16. 16. Research Grid: Facilities <ul><li>“ Creative wall” </li></ul><ul><li>Professional appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Colour-schemed </li></ul>
  17. 17. Research Grid: Results <ul><li>Promoting research </li></ul><ul><li>Very popular with Master students, not so much with staff </li></ul><ul><li>Events very successful </li></ul>
  18. 18. Teaching Grid: Concept <ul><li>„ what we need is a Teaching Grid“ </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting point and Support </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Space for Teaching techniques </li></ul>
  19. 19. Teaching Grid: Design
  20. 20. Teaching Grid: Spaces http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/teachinggrid/what_is_the_teaching_grid/video
  21. 21. Teaching Grid: Design <ul><li>Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibilit y </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-functionalit y </li></ul>
  22. 22. Teaching Grid: Results <ul><li>Meeting point and support for Teaching staff </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative Teaching space </li></ul>
  23. 23. Summary <ul><li>Concept </li></ul><ul><li>Specific services for different user groups: Segmentation and User-centred Student-Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Specific staffing Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Physical and Virtual Forum „Window on Research“ </li></ul><ul><li>Combination space and technology </li></ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiring Atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>High Quality: Furniture, colours... </li></ul><ul><li>High technology facilities </li></ul>
  24. 24. Securing the future of the library with innovative specific services and design
  25. 25. The Future? InQBate, University of Sussex
  26. 26. Thank you. Questions? Images/Plans Warwick: Tina Hohmann, Warwick Library, JISC, MJP Architects Sussex: Tina Hohmann [email_address] Chancen 2010 Essen 4.2.2010 Tina Hohmann

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