Roberts, Susan and Weaver, Margaret (2006) Spaces for learners and learning: evaluating the impact of technology-rich learning spaces. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 12 (2). pp. 95-107. Item availability may be restricted.
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This article discusses the utility of evaluating technology-rich learning spaces, exploring approaches and tools from a practitioner perspective. It provides a brief introduction to the concept of 'technology-rich learning spaces' and explores approaches to evaluation, suggesting a framework with specific case studies to illustrate the varying approaches to evaluating innovative space design in higher education institutions. The role of learners in the evaluation methodology, and the importance of institutional context, will be explored to highlight whether impact can effectively be assessed. The authors conclude that rigorous evaluation studies must be underpinned by sound theoretical frameworks in order to understand the complexities of the student experience in blended learning environments.
|Journal or Publication Title:||New Review of Academic Librarianship|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis (Routledge)|
|Departments:||Services > Library and Student Services|
|Depositing User:||Insight Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||22 Nov 2010 12:40|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2017 04:56|
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