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Johnson, W. Michael; Khoo, Michael John – Understanding Teaching-Learning Practice, 2018
As the evolution of information ecosystems has accelerated across higher education, learning commons have become iconic places celebrating the changing nature of student learning. These places have become important symbolic centres in higher education today, combining the goals of equitable education together with access to unprecedented layers of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Shared Facilities, School Space, Models
New York City Department of Education, 2019
District-Charter Partnerships (DCP) is an initiative that is part of the Equity and Excellence for All agenda established by Mayor De Blasio. Its goal is to support meaningful collaboration between the district and charter sectors in order to increase educator capacity and student learning in all New York City public schools. Campus District…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Charter Schools, Urban Schools
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Burke, Anne; Crocker, Abigail – Education Sciences, 2020
In a world that grows increasingly aware of ecological problems such as global warming, rising sea levels, and pollution, we need to reconsider how we connect ourselves to the natural world around us. In this paper, we view makerspaces as ideal locations to shape children's emotional, sociocultural, and educational consciousnesses about the…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Visual Aids, Shared Facilities, Shared Resources and Services
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Fernandez, Joana; Sellers, Senta – Distance Learning, 2018
The Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center opened in December 2001 to accommodate both academic and public users (Nova Southeastern University, 2001). The facility, built as part of a 1999 agreement between Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and the Broward County Board of County…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Shared Facilities, Public Libraries, Library Materials
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Diehl Detar, Melody – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2018
When a mid-sized library at a private university held its first robust research-support event, a huge portion of the student body was noticeably absent -- the distance population. The ACRL Standards for Distance Learning Library Services affirms that distance learners are entitled to the same services and resources as on-campus learners. This…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Nontraditional Students
Spurrier, Alex – Bellwether Education Partners, 2019
Many of California's urban public schools, both traditional and charter, have seen dramatic changes in enrollment during the past two decades. These trends have contributed to fiscal and facilities issues for both types of schools, but they also represent an opportunity for better cross-sector collaboration. In our new report, "Changing…
Descriptors: Enrollment Trends, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Urban Schools
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Lowe, David; Dang, Bridgette; Daniel, Keith; Murray, Stephen; Lindsay, Euan – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2015
Laboratories are generally regarded as critical to engineering education, and yet educational institutions face significant challenges in developing and maintaining high-quality laboratory facilities. Remote laboratories are increasingly being explored as a partial solution to this challenge, with research showing that--for the right learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering, Engineering Education, Laboratories
Rivas, Luz – Educational Horizons, 2014
What is a makerspace? Makerspaces are community-operated physical spaces where people (makers) create do-it-yourself projects together. These membership spaces serve as community labs where people learn together and collaborate on projects. Makerspaces often have tools and equipment like 3-D printers, laser cutters, and soldering irons.…
Descriptors: Shared Facilities, Cooperation, Student Projects, Equipment
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Barniskis, Shannon Crawford – Teaching Artist Journal, 2014
A librarian and scholar discusses the burgeoning makerspace movement as a new context for teaching artist work.
Descriptors: Shared Facilities, Artists, Art Teachers, Public Libraries
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Gallagher, Tony – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
During the years of political violence in Northern Ireland many looked to schools to contribute to reconciliation. A variety of interventions were attempted throughout those years, but there was little evidence that any had produced systemic change. The peace process provided an opportunity for renewed efforts. This paper outlines the experience…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Cooperation, Protestants, Catholics
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Lighthart, Matthew; Spreder, Creedence – Knowledge Quest, 2014
Matthew Lighthart and Creedence Spreder, librarians, describe a partnership that proved successful for the school and library in their community of Pungo, nestled in Virginia Beach's vast but sparsely populated agricultural center. This community was facing a dual challenge: their only elementary school (Creeds) was in dire need of renovation and…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Elementary Schools, Public Libraries, Shared Facilities
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Kanters, Michael A.; Bocarro, Jason N.; Filardo, Mary; Edwards, Michael B.; McKenzie, Thomas L.; Floyd, Myron F. – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: Partnerships between school districts and community-based organizations to share school facilities during afterschool hours can be an effective strategy for increasing physical activity. However, the perceived cost of shared use has been noted as an important reason for restricting community access to schools. This study examined…
Descriptors: Shared Facilities, Middle Schools, Community Organizations, After School Programs
Pearson, George – Education Canada, 2012
The refusal by a group of parents in Olds, Alberta, in 2003 to accept a provincial grant to renovate their high school set in motion a remarkable collaboration that spawned an innovative learning campus for an entire community and beyond. The new Olds High School, which opened in 2010, is part of a new Community Learning Campus (CLC), a joint…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Shared Facilities, High Schools, Colleges
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Lumley, Risa M. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
Advances in technology, changes in demographics, and the increasingly global nature of the economy indicate that many jobs lost during the recent global recession will not be returning. Regardless of their major field of study, college students would benefit greatly from becoming more entrepreneurial in their thinking, yet opportunities for…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Entrepreneurship, Career Education, Library Services
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Sheridan, Kimberly M.; Halverson, Erica Rosenfeld; Litts, Breanne K.; Brahms, Lisa; Jacobs-Priebe, Lynette; Owens, Trevor – Harvard Educational Review, 2014
Through a comparative case study, Sheridan and colleagues explore how makerspaces may function as learning environments. Drawing on field observations, interviews, and analysis of artifacts, videos, and other documents, the authors describe features of three makerspaces and how participants learn and develop through complex design and making…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Design Crafts, Hands on Science, Shared Facilities
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