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ERIC Number: EJ920831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
Designed for Learning
Magney, Tammy; Sorenson, Kim
American School & University, v83 n6 p26-29 Feb 2011
All one has to do is look around to see how "natural" learning occurs. At coffee shops, airports, lobbies, libraries and even family kitchens and living rooms, lifelong learners have their laptops open and cell phones in constant motion. They are texting, e-mailing, inquiring, researching, documenting, photographing, preparing and organizing information. It has become a way of life, a way of immediate access to information. Today's lifelong learner will query immediately using any technology to find the answer or find a pathway to learn more. Reshaping learning space includes spaces that can be arranged into settings for individual work, collaborative teamwork and interactive group presentation spaces. Flexible learning studios, breakout areas, conference space, video production/editing space and media centers are used as research and online classroom studios. A variety of flexible furnishings, multiple presentation and display opportunities, and wireless technology should complement learning spaces. In addition, common spaces should become part of the learning environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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