When staff in the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) at Warrington Collegiate wanted to increase the teaching and learning space available for staff and students they came up with the idea of the Pop-Up seminar room, a space in the corner of the LRC that could be quickly and easily transformed into a well-equipped training area.
Bethan Bligh, manager of the LRC explained “We wanted to create a flexible space that was multi-functional to promote and teach digital literacy in the college using our extensive range of e-resources.“
An e-brary team was created combining the expertise of the LRC and the college Information and Learning Technology (ILT) team. In less than 2 months the Pop-Up seminar room came into being with flexible walls that could be removed so that it could revert back to an LRC quiet study area. A smart board, wireless keyboard, mouse and laptop trolley completed the transformation
The Pop-up seminar room has now been recognised as an example of good practice by the Joint Information Systems Committee Regional Support Centre (JISC RSC) for the North West. It has been shared through the Excellence Gateway as a case study for school and colleges. To access the case study use this link: http://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/node/26205