The consultants for Dalhousie’s Campus Master Plan have proposed the idea of four Learning Hubs on Dal’s campuses. Learning Hubs, like the Learning Commons found at the Killam Library, are central places that provide comfort, a choice of study space for groups or individuals, food service and access to information.
Proposed locations of new Learning Hubs (click for a closer view)
Four Learning Hubs are being proposed at Dal:
(1) in a new structure at the centre of the LSC complex,
(2) at the expanded Learning Commons at the Killam Library,
(3) at the centre of a proposed Health Sciences complex at Carleton, and
(4) along a proposed “Learning Corridor” building on Sexton campus
These spaces would not replace current popular lounge or study areas, but they might allow less popular student study areas to be used for other purposes.
(1) What do you think about the idea of a Learning Hub? Would you make use of it?
(2) Are the proposed locations the right places to have Learning Hubs?
(3) What should a Learning Hub include? What sort of furniture? What kind of food or other retail? What sort of computer resources? Any other amenities?
(4) Right now where are your favourite places to study and socialize on campus? Could the new Learning Hubs be more appealing that these current favourites? How?
(5) Anything else we should know?
Let us know what you think!