Learning commons is a space that promotes free creative learning and inspires students to achieve new heights in independent study. The modernization of libraries is essential in today’s ever evolving society.
British Columbia’s school districts jumped onto this new age idea of an open learning independent study space. primarily school districts sd#36 as well as sd#35. The institute of British Columbia’s Education System used these school districts as a “district innovative learning design project” to test the waters of this evolutionary idea. These ideas are very risky and are experimental due to the flexibility of these spaces.
Older library’s cannot compete with these evolutions in technology, “why would you go and get a book, when you could just read it on your phone”, is exactly why they need to be greater modified and better equipped to give what patrons what they want and/or need. The part that makes a library modernize; well the biggest part is the computers, as well as the new collaborative space. Many modernized libraries look and or are completely different than the plain old libraries with just the old dusty books. These modern libraries instead of promoting reading have decided that promoting free learning is far superior.
The learning commons is a revolutionary idea and it should be used more in our schools, though many students who don’t excel tend to use this free space for granted. The learning commons can be split up into different people; those who use the space for its intended purpose and excel, and those who don’t and tend to slip.
The learning commons at DWP Secondary School is far different than other learning commons, they have taken independent study to a new level giving students a free learning space like, a print shop so students can make or design their t-shirts, 3-D printers so students can bring their designs and learning to life using newest technologies, and a free learning space so students can discuss and further push their ideas for a better future. The DWP learning commons wants to increase the want for real life learning and creativity through bringing their creations to life.