Mailing List Message #49
From: Diane Goldenberg-Hart <>
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Subject: Learning Spaces e-Book
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 14:00:00 -0400
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CNI Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott has written a chapter, "Linking the Information Commons to Learning,"  which appears in a newly-published EDUCAUSE e-book entitled _Learning Spaces_.  In the piece, Lippincott provides an in-depth exploration of the term 'information commons' and how it relates to learning.  This chapter should help those involved in planning information commons make choices that ensure the space supports the academic mission of the institution.

Much of this collection will likely be of interest to the CNI community.  To highlight a few chapters:  Co-authors Cyprien Lomas, of the University of British Columbia, and Diana G. Oblinger, director of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), discuss the alignment between the traits and habits of students and the spaces in which they work in their chapter "Student Practices and Their Impact on Learning Spaces."  In "Trends in Learning Space Design," Malcolm Brown of Dartmouth College and MIT's Philip Long consider trends in both new construction and renovation, and they examine how they relate to learning theory and technological advances.  Learning technologies consultant Christopher Johnson, in his chapter "Sustaining and Supporting Learning Spaces," highlights the need to support learning spaces, and provides readers with useful guidelines and examples of how some institutions have approached sustaining these environments.

The publication is freely available at

Diane Goldenberg-Hart
Communications Coordinator
Coalition for Networked Information
21 Dupont Circle, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
202-872-0884 (Fax)

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