Publications and Research

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-20-2015

Abstract

While commuter students may use their college or university libraries, student centers, or other campus locations for academic work, as commuters they will likely also create and negotiate learning spaces in their homes. Our research with urban commuter undergraduates revealed that finding space for their academic work at home was difficult for many students whose needs collided with the needs of other residents using those locations for non-academic purposes. Understanding the details of students’ off-campus academic workspaces can inform the design of learning spaces in academic libraries.

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Also available at In the Library with the Lead Pipe (open access): http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2015/im-just-really-comfortable-learning-at-home-learning-in-libraries/

 
 

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