The Learning Commons Book

The Learning Commons


  • Author : Pamela Colburn Harland
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2011-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781598845174

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The Learning Commons Book Description :

This simple guide provides valuable insights for transforming an out-of-date public, school, or academic library into a thriving, user-centric learning commons. * Includes usable surveys, sample newsletters and library reports, research paper formatting guides, and a highly useful website * 38 figures and photographs of actual resources, user-centered design, students utilizing resources, and web design * Index facilitates quick reference to specific examples on demand

Learning Commons Book

Learning Commons


  • Author : Barbara Schader
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-01-23
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780631240

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Learning Commons Book Description :

This book examines successfully planned and implemented learning commons at several different academic institutions around the world. These case studies provide a methodology for effective planning, implementation and assessment. Practical information is provided on how to collaborate with campus stakeholders, estimate budgeting and staffing and determine the equipment, hardware and software needs. Also provided are memoranda of understandings (MOUs), planning checklists and assessment tools. This book reflects a unifying focus on both the evolution of learning commons to learning spaces and the collaborative aspect of co-creating learning spaces. Unique case studies representing very different types of Information Commons, Learning Commons, Faculty Commons and other Learning Spaces International breadth and depth is assured through inclusion of case studies from Canadian, New Zealand, Australian and European institutions in addition to six in the United States Practical checklists of planning and implantation considerations, as well as memorandum of understanding (MOU) templates, form the appendices

Creating a Learning Commons Book

Creating a Learning Commons


  • Author : Lynn D. Lampert
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2019-01-24
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442272644

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Creating a Learning Commons Book Description :

Creating a Learning Commons: A Practical Guide for Librarians also includes useful case studies, interviews, descriptions of equipment and new technologies, and models for planning, marketing, and assessing projects.

Learning Commons Book

Learning Commons


  • Author : Barbara Schader
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-01-23
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780631240

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Learning Commons Book Description :

This book examines successfully planned and implemented learning commons at several different academic institutions around the world. These case studies provide a methodology for effective planning, implementation and assessment. Practical information is provided on how to collaborate with campus stakeholders, estimate budgeting and staffing and determine the equipment, hardware and software needs. Also provided are memoranda of understandings (MOUs), planning checklists and assessment tools. This book reflects a unifying focus on both the evolution of learning commons to learning spaces and the collaborative aspect of co-creating learning spaces. Unique case studies representing very different types of Information Commons, Learning Commons, Faculty Commons and other Learning Spaces International breadth and depth is assured through inclusion of case studies from Canadian, New Zealand, Australian and European institutions in addition to six in the United States Practical checklists of planning and implantation considerations, as well as memorandum of understanding (MOU) templates, form the appendices

The Whole School Library Learning Commons  An Educator s Guide Book

The Whole School Library Learning Commons An Educator s Guide


  • Author : Judith Anne Sykes
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2016-08-29
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440844218

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The Whole School Library Learning Commons An Educator s Guide Book Description :

Introduce your teachers, librarians, and administrators to the roles and responsibilities of educators in advocating a whole school library learning commons using this step-by-step guide for creating shared learning space in your school. • Links the use of the WSLLC to standards in education • Presents a doable plan to implement and sustain the learning commons approach in school • Illustrates how the WSLLC can be a means of increasing student engagement and improving academic achievement • Provides ideas for promoting the WSLLC concept to the education community • Offers suggestions for assessing the effectiveness of the WSLLC • Features strategies, standards, and checklists to support the program

Secondary School Learning Commons Book

Secondary School Learning Commons


  • Author : David V. Loertscher
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: High school libraries
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN 10 : 1933170808

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Secondary School Learning Commons Book Description :

"This book is part of a matched pair of manuals designed to assist teacher librarians and leadership teams in K-12 schools to create and implement a learning commons in their schools... This manual supports grades 7-12 in the U.S. and Canada, thus it is ideal for Middle and High School transitions"-- Preface.

Learning Commons Treasury Book

Learning Commons Treasury


  • Author : David V. Loertscher
  • Publisher : Teacher Librarian Press
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Information commons
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN 10 : 1617510009

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A Field Guide to the Information Commons Book

A Field Guide to the Information Commons


  • Author : Charles Forrest
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2009-02-19
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 0810866501

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A Field Guide to the Information Commons Book Description :

Our sources of information, and the practices we use to find it, are in a period of rapid flux. Libraries must respond by selecting, acquiring, and making accessible a host of new information resources, developing innovative services, and building different types of spaces to support changing user behaviors and patterns of learning. A Field Guide to the Information Commons describes an emerging library service model that embodies all three spheres of response: new information resources, collaborative service programs, and redesigned staff and user spaces. Technology has enabled new forms of information-seeking behavior and scholarship, causing a renovation of libraries that revisits the idea of the "commons"—a public place that is free to be used by everyone. A Field Guide to the Information Commons describes the emergence, growth, and adoption of the concept of the information commons in libraries. This book includes a variety of contributed articles, and descriptive, structured entries for various information commons in libraries across the country and around the world.

Understanding Self help mutual Aid Book

Understanding Self help mutual Aid


  • Author : Thomasina Borkman
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 0813526302

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Understanding Self help mutual Aid Book Description :

Self-help groups have encountered fierce criticism as places where individuals join to share personal problems and to engage in therapeutic intervention without the aid of skilled professionals. These groups have flourished since the 1970s and continue to serve more people than professional therapy. Yet these groups have been criticized as fostering a culture of whiners and victims, and not using professional help as needed. Thomasina Jo Borkman debunks this commonly held assessment, and also examines the reasons for these groups' enduring popularity since the 1960s--more people attend these meetings (word?) than see professional therapists. What accounts for their success and popularity? Understanding Self-Help / Mutual-Aid Groups is the first book to describe three stages of individual and group evolution that is part of this organization's very structure; it also reconceptualizes participants' interactions with professionals. The group as a whole, Borkman posits, draws on the life experiences of its membes to foster nurturing, support, and transformation through a "circle of sharing." Groups create more positive and less stigmatizing "meaning perspectives" of the members' problems than is available from professionals or lay folk culture.

The New Learning Commons where Learners Win  Book

The New Learning Commons where Learners Win


  • Author : David V. Loertscher
  • Publisher : Hi Willow Research & Pub
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015082717854

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The New Learning Commons where Learners Win Book Description :

Examines the function and role of school libraries and computer labs. Considers how these resources are used differently than intended because they have been organization-based rather than client-based.

Conducting Action Research to Evaluate Your School Library Book

Conducting Action Research to Evaluate Your School Library


  • Author : Judith Sykes
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2013-05-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610690782

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Conducting Action Research to Evaluate Your School Library Book Description :

How should teacher librarians or instructional leaders engage in action research to improve their school library and benefit students' learning? This book provides the answers.

Creating the Academic Commons Book

Creating the Academic Commons


  • Author : Thomas H. P. Gould
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810881099

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Creating the Academic Commons Book Description :

This volume provides a roadmap for libraries seeking to establish their own Academic Commons, complete with suggestions regarding physical structure and software/hardware options and information regarding the latest technological advances.

Gathering Darkness Book
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Gathering Darkness


  • Author : Morgan Rhodes
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-12-09
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101623206

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Gathering Darkness Book Description :

War brought them together. Love will tear them apart. Alliances form across Mytica and beyond as royals and rebels alike race to hunt down the Kindred—the four elemental crystals that give their owners god-like power. The stakes have never been higher for Magnus and Cleo, who are brought together by a life or death decision that will lock their fates and change the course of the kingdom forever. From the Hardcover edition.

Advances in Affective and Pleasurable Design Book

Advances in Affective and Pleasurable Design


  • Author : Yong Gu Ji
  • Publisher : AHFE Conference
  • Release Date : 2014-07-19
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 535
  • ISBN 10 : 9781495121098

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Advances in Affective and Pleasurable Design Book Description :

This volume discusses pleasurable design — a part of the traditional usability design and evaluation methodologies. The book emphasizes the importance of designing products and services to maximize user satisfaction. By combining this with traditional usability methods it increases the appeal of products and use of services. This book focuses on a positive emotional approach in product, service, and system design and emphasizes aesthetics and enjoyment in user experience and provides dissemination and exchange of scientific information on the theoretical and practical areas of affective and pleasurable design for research experts and industry practitioners from multidisciplinary backgrounds, including industrial designers, emotion designer, ethnographers, human-computer interaction researchers, human factors engineers, interaction designers, mobile product designers, and vehicle system designers.

Territorial Cohesion in Rural Europe Book

Territorial Cohesion in Rural Europe


  • Author : Andrew K. Copus
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-08-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135131043

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Territorial Cohesion in Rural Europe Book Description :

This book reflects on how the economies, social characteristics, ways of life and global relationships of rural areas of Europe have changed in recent years. This reveals a need to refresh the concepts we use to understand, measure and describe rural communities and their development potential. This book argues that Europe has 'outgrown' many of the stereotypes usually associated with it, with substantial implications for European Rural Policy. Rural structural change and its evolving geography are portrayed through regional typologies and the concept of the New Rural Economy. Demographic change, migration, business networks and agricultural restructuring are each explored in greater detail. Implications for equality and social exclusion, and recent developments in the field of governance are also considered. Despite being a subject of active debate, interventions in the fields of rural and regional development have failed to adapt to changing realities and have become increasingly polarized. This book argues that rural/regional policy needs to evolve in order to address the current complex reality, partially reformulating territorial or place-based approaches, and the New Rural Paradigm, following a set of principles termed ‘Rural Cohesion Policy’.

Transforming Library Service Through Information Commons Book

Transforming Library Service Through Information Commons


  • Author : D. Russell Bailey
  • Publisher : ALA Editions
  • Release Date : 2008-02-25
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015076156622

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Transforming Library Service Through Information Commons Book Description :

Uses case studies to discuss the successes and failures of academic libraries working to create the Information Commons.

Ethical Practices and Implications in Distance Learning Book

Ethical Practices and Implications in Distance Learning


  • Author : Demiray, Ugur
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2008-07-31
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781599048680

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Ethical Practices and Implications in Distance Learning Book Description :

"This book provides ethical insight into the world of e-learning through case studies that elucidate the issues through real-world examples"--Provided by publisher.

Working Together Book

Working Together


  • Author : Mary M. Somerville
  • Publisher : Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 89
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838985311

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Working Together Book Description :

"Reveals progressive insights developed over a six-year period while serving as Assistant Dean at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Associate Dean at San José State University, and University Librarian at the University of Colorado Denver."--P. [vi].