April 5, 2019 | Duke University - Perkins Library | Durham, NC
Creating environments that provide the right mix and type of learning spaces is essential to the success of students and, in turn, to all higher education institutions. Given the broad range of students and institutions, defining what is "right" will vary. This conference will explore:
What are the various types of learning spaces that lead to student success?
What role can services and staffing play in enabling student success?
How can we best provide solutions that are physical, digital, and “phygital”?
What are leading trends from a functional, architectural, and operational point of view?
What does it take to provide / locate these spaces? Are they centralized or decentralized? How can we re-use existing spaces?
What is the right balance between space for study, collection, experimentation?
With an inspiring opening plenary, a presentation of Duke University’s Library Master Plan, a panel discussion, and a campus tour, we will convene on April 5, 2019 at Duke University to explore these topics.
Summarize the latest trends in the design of spaces that enable learning outside the classroom.
A breakdown of and potential location of the space types that enable learning outside the classroom.
Identify the attributes of those learning spaces that lead to student success.
Examples of physical solutions that have been recently implemented at institutions of higher education.
How to integrate integrate operational elements: staff, technology, etc, so as to optimize the design.