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Webinar: Envisioning and delivering Duke Link

15 September 2010

PKAL Learning Spaces Collaboratory webinar

Edward D Gomes, Duke University, Facilitator
Wendy Newstetter, Georgia Tech, Moderator

margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 15px; border-width: 0px;Ed Gomes, Associate Dean of Technology Services at Duke University facilitates a webinar for Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) on the vision, design, construction, and assessment of the Duke Link project.

The desire to create new teaching and learning spaces normaly results from a demonstrated need at the institutional, school, or departmental level. Support for diverse disciplines, learning styles, and pedagogies is now a requirement for any learning space project. In addition, strategic emphasis on interdisciplinary educational opportunities and “eLearning” may require flexibility in furniture, infrastructure, and techologies.

In 2008, Duke opened the Link, a new teaching and learning center in the lower level of Perkins Library. The Link is a dynamic academic space to support student and faculty learning, tecahing, and collaboration, both on-site and virtual. Its success can be attributed to the vision of Shepley Bulfinch-Duke team, the planning process, and continued assessment to deliver on the project’s design principles.

Discussion includes the project, its ongoing support model, and the assessment of the Link.

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