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Connected learning in the library as a product of hacking, making, social diversity and messiness

Connected learning in the library as a product of hacking, making, social diversity and messiness | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

(2013). Connected learning in the library as a product of hacking, making, social diversity and messiness. Interactive Learning Environments.

 

Learning is most effective when intrinsically motivated through personal interest, and situated in a supportive socio-cultural context. This paper reports on findings from a study that explored implications for design of interactive learning environments through 18 months of ethnographic observations of people's interactions at “Hack The Evening” (HTE). HTE is a meetup group initiated at the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and dedicated to provide visitors with opportunities for connected learning in relation to hacking, making and do-it-yourself technology. The results provide insights into factors that contributed to HTE as a social, interactive and participatory environment for learning – knowledge is created and co-created through uncoordinated interactions among participants that come from a diversity of backgrounds, skills and areas of expertise. The insights also reveal challenges and barriers that the HTE group faced in regards to connected learning. Four dimensions of design opportunities are presented to overcome those challenges and barriers towards improving connected learning in library buildings and other free-choice-learning environments that seek to embody a more interactive and participatory culture among their users. The insights are relevant for librarians as well as designers, managers and decision-makers of other interactive and free-choice-learning environments.


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Rescooped by Joyce Valenza from Learning Commons - 21st Century Libraries in K-12 schools
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Designing Libraries - Planning school libraries

Designing Libraries - Planning school libraries | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
School libraries are essential to learning, and good design is seen as a central consideration in creating effective learning environments.

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karen beck's curator insight, February 2, 2013 2:04 PM

helpful for planning a new Learning Commons

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 11, 2013 1:04 AM

Discusses important considerations when designing the learning environment for modern, 21st Century school libraries.

Marci Milius's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:56 AM

Learning Commons