Roving learning and literacy at VU library / learning commons

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McCormack, Rob and Mascilongo, Janetta (2008) Roving learning and literacy at VU library / learning commons. inCite, 29 (5). pp. 14-15. ISSN 0158-0876


University students are faced with a plethora of information systems and technologies which underpin contemporary tertiary study. Their world is an often confusing array of logins, systems, web pages, e-mail communication, printing and copying issues as well as copious guides and other documentation designed to provide useful information and advice on using the various systems and technologies available. Whether these learning supports effectively intersect with their actual learning needs, learning strategies and helpseeking behaviours, it can be all be rather ‘hit and miss’. As such Victoria University has redesigned three of its libraries to be part of a Learning Commons structure: places where students feel more comfortable and have easier access to support services. One of the new services is the Student Rover Program where students who are now comfortable with all the tools of study at VU are employed to assist their fellow students who are stuck or confused, by providing active intervention and offering an approachable, visible presence

Item type Article
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Subjects Current > Division/Research > Other
Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Current > Division/Research > Library
Historical > FOR Classification > 0807 Library and Information Studies
Keywords ResPubID16468, university students, information systems, contemporary tertiary study, learning supports, learning needs, learning strategies, helpseeking behaviours
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