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Learning Commons Physical Design: Physical Design in Action @ UCDSB

Key Features of a Physical LC

Inclusive – enables accessibility to all (e.g. 3ft between shelves & table heights) Multi-purpose or multi-functional (e.g. spaces for individual & group work)
Seamless integration of technology & physical materials (e.g. books & makerspaces) Flexible (furniture can be moved to support multiple functions)
Up-to-date, comprehensive print collection that is relevant & engaging Student-centric
The role of the LCI is integrated into the school's learning culture

Modern Learning Commons Design

Kemptville

Kemptville

Chimo

Caldwell

Carleton Place

Flexible & Adaptable

Kemptville

Students can enjoy a variety of seating types and areas.

Students can enjoy a variety of seating types and areas.

Students can enjoy a variety of seating types and areas.

Students can enjoy a variety of seating types and areas.

Students can enjoy a variety of seating types and areas.

Students can enjoy a variety of seating types and areas.

Ease of Movement

Kemptville

Students can move about the room and engage with information and eachother in a way that works best for them.

Kemptville

Students can move about the room and engage with information and eachother in a way that works best for them.

Chimo

Students can move about the room and engage with information and eachother in a way that works best for them.

Technology

Access to technology furthers the ability of the Learning Commons to remain flexible and adaptable.