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Goria, Cecilia; Guetta, Lea – Research-publishing.net, 2020
The design of innovative learning spaces currently affects different educational sectors, including university teaching and learning. A parallel can be identified between the weakening of the specialisation of spaces for formal, informal, life-long learning, social interaction, and leisure and the blurring of the boundaries between work/learning…
Descriptors: Space Utilization, Multilingualism, Interaction, Technology Integration
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Lloyd, Courtney A.; Manigo, Jocelyn A.; Jones, Tiffany E.; Crouse-Machcinski, Kaitlyn M. – Learning Assistance Review, 2020
Peer tutors at West Chester University's Learning Assistance and Resource Center have the opportunity to advance in their professional roles by becoming Peer Tutor Coordinators (PTCs). PTCs supervise peer tutors within the learning center and are instrumental to its overall success. PTCs acquire time management, communication, problem-solving,…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Coordinators, Supervision, Learning Resources Centers
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Frizell, Michael, Ed. – Learning Assistance Review, 2020
The National College Learning Center Association defines a learning center at institutions of higher education as interactive academic spaces which exist to reinforce and extend student learning in physical and/or virtual environments. A variety of comprehensive support services and programs are offered in these environments to enhance student…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Higher Education, Learning Resources Centers
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Shuhidan, Shamila Mohamed; Majid, Mayasari Abdul; Shuhidan, Shuhaida Mohamed; Anwar, Norizan; Hakim, Azma Asnawishah Abd – Asian Journal of University Education, 2020
In the 21st century, the School Resource Centre (SRC) is essential as an innovative educational practice that supports teaching-learning in the digital age. Previous studies have highlighted the beneficial roles of an SRC in terms of collections, SRC programs, and the provision of a conducive learning environment to school communities. However,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Learning Resources Centers, School Libraries, Information Literacy
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Hsieh, Hui-Chun; Hsieh, Hui-Lin – Education Sciences, 2019
Educational research is increasingly paying attention to students' out-of-class learning. Students' out-of-class learning is linked to improved class performance and constitutes an important part of learner development. Prior research has argued that learning-resources provision should encourage students' autonomous learning both in and out of the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Vocational English (Second Language)
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Morieson, Lucy; Murray, Gabrielle; Wilson, Rachel; Clarke, Bronwyn; Lukas, Karli – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2018
In the face of diverse challenges to traditional higher education (HE) models, creating and defining the value of an on-campus student experience has become a key concern for HE institutions. Originating in response to these challenges, The Belonging Project seeks to improve the student experience in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Student Experience, College Students, Learner Engagement
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Walker, Sharryn Larsen; Walker, Natalie M. – Reading Teacher, 2018
Finding culturally relevant informational books for a classroom library can be difficult. However, expanding the definition of informational text to include procedural forms, specifically cookbooks, can enhance the cultural relevance, range, and number of books available for students to read. Reasons for placing cookbooks in the classroom library…
Descriptors: Cooking Instruction, Textbooks, Culturally Relevant Education, Nonfiction
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Bailey, Geoffrey – NADE Digest, 2018
Creating a culture of assessment is an essential practice and mindset for postsecondary institutions as well as the units and departments embedded within respective campuses. Although it may sound daunting at first glance, simply put, assessment is "a set of processes designed to improve, demonstrate, and inquire about student learning"…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Values, Academic Achievement, Learning Resources Centers
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Alenezi, Abdullah – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
This paper demonstrates the potential of Saudi schools for technology leadership provided by Learning Resource Centres (LRCs) to enhance the formation of a technology-motivated educational environment. Using the grounded theory methodology and the CBAM stages of concern and levels of use this study sheds light on Saudi LRCs and their leadership…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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Newman, Daniel; Dickinson, Michael – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2017
This chapter describes institutional and andragogical best practices for preparing students to succeed in hybrid courses through the programming of academic resource centers, offers information on how to create peer support systems for students, and outlines some of the common pitfalls for students encountering a hybrid course for the first time.
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Learning Resources Centers, Andragogy, Best Practices
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Kolomitro, Klodiana; Anstey, Lauren M. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2017
There is general consensus that teaching and learning centres have a positive impact on promoting and supporting a culture that values teaching and learning, yet there is limited evidence on how centres evaluate their work. For this purpose, a survey was developed and administered to the directors of 88 Canadian centres; 46 of which completed the…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Evaluation, Administrator Surveys, Administrator Attitudes
Austin, Janet Blair – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This mixed-methods action research study investigated the impact of makerspaces on student creativity. Seventy fifth-grade students were exposed to makerspaces for 12 weeks. Quantitative data were collected using two assessment instruments. Prior to the experience, the students were given a preassessment of their creative potential using the…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Creativity, Mixed Methods Research, Action Research
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Balcikanli, Cem – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2017
Learner autonomy has become a central concern in the recent history of language learning. Self-Access Centres (SACs) play a critical role in fostering learner autonomy specifically in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) settings. As SACs aim at enabling learning to occur independent of teaching, in these centres, language learners are given more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Personal Autonomy
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Alarcon, Josephine B. – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2017
Language Centers (LC) are gaining local and international reputation for their contribution to English language training or proficiency. However, despite their widespread phenomenon, there is dearth in literature about them locally, or even perhaps globally. Using phenomenology, this paper aimed to explore the dynamics of language centers by…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Learning Resources Centers, Language Proficiency, Language Acquisition
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Cadieux Bolden, Danielle; Hurt, June W.; Richardson, Mary Kathleen – i.e.: inquiry in education, 2017
This collaborative action research project was conducted in a second-grade classroom to determine the impact that digital web-based tools would have in helping a school media coordinator scaffold her students' understanding of productive versus nonproductive questions. The digital tools Kahoot, Quizizz, and Socrative were used by the students to…
Descriptors: Action Research, Questioning Techniques, Learning Resources Centers, Media Specialists
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