Learning hubs are a new addition to the University’s informal learning network comprising Libraries and access centres. They are designed to provide essential services for students visiting the city campuses and they are an integral part of the aspiration to develop the informal learning network for students at Sydney (strategy 4e).
The planning and operation of the hubs is a partnership between the DVC (Education) and the Chief Information Officer. Regular reports on their operations are monitored by the Learning Space Committee, a sub-committee of SEG (Education) and are provided by a quarterly management group from Sydney eLearning and ICT.
Coordinated University services to students
In addition to the group work, Wi-Fi, IT and printing services the hubs provide on an ongoing basis, other University service providers use the hubs as a service point depending on the academic calendar and needs of students during the year.
Internal requests for providing seasonal student services through the learning hubs should be made to the Learning Space Manager, . The learning space manager coordinates the integration of services as they appear throughout the annual calendar.
The ICT Manager for the hubs is . George’s team manages the day to day operations of the hubs.
Evaluation of the hubs as learning space
The hubs and the services they provided are evaluated on an annual basis. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the changing learning needs and service provisions required by students, so that future operations and renewal or design of new hubs are informed by the student perspective. Any feedback on the learning hubs should be sent to the Learning Space Manager, .