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justinroadhouse
Oct 31, 2019
In LLC Student Blog
LLC Response: A LLC is a whole school approach to building a participatory learning community. The library learning commons is the physical and virtual collaborative learning hub of the school. As modern-day technology advances, it is important that the innovation of a library learning commons should advance with it. Otherwise, an outdated LLC’s would be completely irrelevant. Although the obvious LLC’s commons innovation would be to keep up with modernized computers. There are more simplified ways of innovation, like implementing pleasant and comfortable reading/studying furniture and constantly re-arranging library seating and space. There is a significant relevance in the psychology of this innovative tactic, for example, if the comfortable furniture is placed around the computers, students are more likely to use the computers. But if the comfortable furniture is placed around the books, students have a greater chance to pick up a book. In addition, the implementation of comfortable furniture in general is a great innovative tactic as it attracts students and gives off a welcoming feeling. DW Poppy's learning commons has sort of implemented this innovative idea, but it would be interesting to see what would happen if we re-arranged the seating plan. Moving the comfortable furniture (couches) closer to the books. Although books carry a large significance in the library, the most important part of a library learning commons is the computers. My reasoning behind this statement is as technology advances LLC's need to advance with it and right know the internet is the most convenient way to access knowledge. LLC's need to work towards raising the annual LLC budget, then use that money to invest in newer computers. Evidence/examples: Workspace at Google headquarters: Google takes a very interesting approach to the workspace. This room for example gives off a both comfortable and productive feel. The dart board implies that doing some sort of physical activity and can get your creative juices flowing. In addition, as it is common for employees to feel stressed out using physical activities and games whether is throwing darts or playing pool it is a great way to relieve stress. 📷
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