LSC Guide—Webinar V: What Works: Important Questions for Technologies and Pedagogies in 21st Century Learning Commons

Monday, June 23, 2014

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EDT

Registration fee per institution: $100. This fee includes access to a recording of the webinar.

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  • Joan K. Lippincott, Associate Executive Director - Coalition for Networked Information
  • Henry Myerberg, Principal - HMA2
  • Anu Vedantham, Director, Weigle Information Commons - University of Pennsylvania Libraries
The designers of our active learning spaces are often not the people who teach or learn in them. Well-intended technology and design choices pay off in some cases and sit dusty in others. An intentional approach to design is needed that takes into account both specialized uses of the space and generic uses, especially for informal learning spaces.  After an analysis of some learning spaces planning issues, we will look at a series of concrete examples at the University of Pennsylvania of gadgets, software-based and furniture-based technologies. For each, we will ask - why did we choose to implement them? How did we use them? Did they work as expected? How did our usage choices inform the next moment of decision-making? In the spirit of appreciative inquiry and building on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) literature, we will abstract out some ideas for extrapolation.
  • A recent TEDx talk from Henry Myerberg about key ingredients for a learning place
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