Designing Learning Environments

Designing Learning Environments to Support Participatory Learning

Active and knowledgeable involvement in participatory learning is a necessary competence for today’s learners. Learning commons spaces, collections and tools are changing in response to this paradigm shift. Working together in groups, both virtually and in person is the new norm.  Inherent in these activities is the importance of security, privacy and good digital citizenship practices as well as effective collaboration skills and ensuring accessibility for all.   A learning commons can provide both the physical and virtual learning environments as well as provide the supports necessary to be an active participatory learner. The Learning Commons Leadership Team reviews and revises LLC learning environments to meet these evolving needs

Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada