Investing in a new way of learning
Barwick, Lisa and Kelly, Toni. (2007) Investing in a new way of learning. SCONUL Focus, Vol.40 . pp. 46-47. ISSN 1745-5782
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In today’s technologically complex world, the needs of students have never been so diverse. But while laptops, iPods and the wireless revolution have transformed how students communicate and obtain information, the way they learn has also evolved. The University of Birmingham is committed to nurturing independent learners, able to think critically, show initiative and work collaboratively. Inevitably, this requires significant changes to the areas in which learning is delivered or supported. Information services at Birmingham is now managing Higher Education Funding Council money allocated for just this purpose. In the last two years some £4.5 million has been spent on several major projects aimed at developing and improving learning spaces on campus. This investment is part of the university’s learning spaces strategy, a plan that will be shaping current and future development of learning space throughout the institution. The availability of funding provides an ideal opportunity to create innovative, sustainable and manageable facilities to enhance teaching and learning, in line with the strategy. To date three major projects have been completed: the Nuffield learning centre, the Garner learning suite and the Strathcona building, at a cost of £4m. Each space is unique in its design, with its own identity, but builds on the success of the others.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > WMG (Formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Library buildings -- Great Britain -- Birmingham, Library decoration -- Great Britain -- Birmingham, Academic libraries -- Space utilization -- Great Britain -- Birmingham|
|Journal or Publication Title:||SCONUL Focus|
|Publisher:||Society of College, National & University Libraries|
|Page Range:||pp. 46-47|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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