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PEB Exchange, Programme on Educational Building

Programme on Educational Building

Articles from the OECD Programme on Educational Building’s PEB Exchange. Articles cover examples of innovative new educational building projects, new technologies, trends in educational architecture, and related management and policy issues.

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US Academic Libraries

Today's Learning Commons Model

Programme on Educational Building

In 2007, the author examined existing academic libraries in the United States to determine best practices for the design, implementation and service of learning commons facilities. A primary objective of this study was to discover how to create a higher education learning environment that sustains scholarship, encourages collaboration and empowers student learning. This article explains how to plan for a modern learning commons and presents the various components that comprise the space.

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Keywords: innovation, learning environment, educational buildings, technology
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