Continuous Development of Social Learning Spaces: a Case Study at Loughborough University Library (UK)

ID: 43276 Type: Brief Paper: Demonstration
  1. Graham Walton, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Wednesday, June 25 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Location: Oasis, Floor 2

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Abstract: Social Learning Spaces (SLR) by their very nature have to be dynamic and continuously change and adapt to meet the students’ needs. Various strategic questions need answering as universities seek to make sure students’ expectations are being met. At Loughborough University in the UK, the Library created a large social learning space in 2004. The key questions it has faced in developing its SLR will be identified as well as how the data and evidence has been collected to satisfactorily answer these questions. A central strand has been how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have changed from being an add-on to become a utility like heating, light and water.


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