Each learning space in the Commons has been identified according to David Thornburg’s model of learning spaces. The pedagogy behind each of the spaces as well as visual cues identifying the type of space, expectations of noise levels. To read more about learning spaces, visit http://renovatedlearning.com/2017/01/16/campfire-holodeck/. The Library and Center for Teaching Excellence also have digital and physical copies of From the Campfire to the Holodeck, authored by Mr. Thornburg which can be found here.
The Learning Commons has adopted a noise level policy to ensure that a variety of learning styles can be accommodated. Areas that are represented by the Active Learning icon indicate that conversations are expected. Active Learning spaces can be found on the lower level as well as the Active Learning Classroom on the upper level. Considerate Study icons are in designated spaces where lower conversations may occur, such as on the upper level of the Learning Commons throughout the Library. Quiet Study noise icons are in Cave learning spaces where students can study in silence. Students are asked to use cell phones in designated spaces only.
The Learning Commons has 20 computer stations on the lower level, 16 stations on the upper level, and 24 laptops available for use in the facility. Laptops may be checked out in the Library, upper level, Learning Commons. Free printing, copying, and scanning is available.
Our machines are to be used for academic work at KCKCC. Individuals that need to make copies for personal, business, and community purposes will be directed to use the pay-per-copy machine located in the Jewell building. Please practice considerate printing as our machines each support an entire floor. Our staff reserves the right to cancel your print job and provide an alternative solution.