Learning spaces are locations where students can:
- Work on team projects
- Conduct meetings and discussions
- View a computer screen together
- Study with others
- Spread out laptops, books, and papers
- Avoid distraction
- Feel comfortable
Learning spaces are comfortable, attractive, and quiet work areas with furnishings and technology designed to encourage students to collaborate on projects, study together, and share ideas.
Information Technology Services (ITS) has installed multiple collaborative learning spaces in some of the student computing labs at University Park to help fill a need for spaces on campus where two to six students can gather and spread out their materials. Review the list of Learning Spaces Locations to learn more about the types of spaces available.
Each space is designed with a different configuration to accommodate a variety of activities. Some are partitioned, semiprivate spaces providing table space and a large computer monitor. Some are open spaces featuring casual soft seating. Wireless Internet is available for students with laptops. Specialized technologies are available in the various learning spaces. A bright color scheme gives the spaces an inviting feel.
ITS will continue to adjust and improve these spaces, based on student feedback. For more information on this initiative, e-mail learningspaces [at] psu [dot] edu.
Last Updated December 12, 2012