The Link Teaching and Learning Center at Duke University is featured in “Planning for assessing 21st century spaces for 21st century learners,” which has been published by the Learning Spaces Collaboratory.
The guide offers strategies for academic institutions and designers as they seek to imagine, develop, and evaluate the success of contemporary learning environments. The guide illustrates how research findings are informing campus-based programmatic and pedagogical change, and the process of transforming physical spaces to respond to them.
The creation of the Link was fueled by questions about the future of technology-rich teaching and learning spaces at Duke and how to assess what works and why. Since its completion in 2008, the Link has become one of the most popular informal academic spaces on the Duke campus and a model for institutions around the country.