Everyone says their Commons is a good thing. Students love it. Gate counts are way up. We can point to all the good things we do and provide. But what good comes of all the changes? Are we improving learning? Are students doing better, producing higher quality work? Have faculty seen a marked difference since the Commons was introduced? Georgia Tech has posted a mix of user studies, focus group reports, questionnaires, and a first year report card.
This blog serves as a directory to library websites (224 as of 5/3/13) where you can find models of the innovation that started as the information commons and has evolved into the learrning commons, knowledge commons and many variations.
Scroll down for links to planning documents, conference presentations, online articles and other blogs that might be useful.
I'll also be posting on other matters that point the way to innovations and interesting ideas on how libraries can improve the learning environment.