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
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|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|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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