The Learning Commons at Peabody Library is an electronic classroom where Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff can learn together in a comfortable, collaborative, hands-on environment equipped with appropriate technologies. The purpose of the Learning Commons is to:
The Learning Commons is located in Room 304 of Peabody Library. The room is open to Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff except when reserved for classroom use.
The Commons opened in 2005 and was the first information commons in the state of Tennessee. It is funded by Peabody College of Education and Human Development and the James M. Cox, Jr. Foundation. Peabody Library and the Peabody Technology Support Center collaborate to provide this service and facility.
The iMacs run Windows 7 by default, but can be rebooted in order to switch to Mac OSX. All computers have CD/DVD burners. In addition to Office 2007 and Web browsers, the computers have software for statistics, image and video editing, website development, and disability access among others. See a complete list of the software on the workstations here.
Vanderbilt faculty and staff may reserve the Learning Commons for classes with a minimum of six students. In cases of conflict, priority will be given to Peabody faculty and staff.
To reserve the room:
To use software that is not already on the computers (see a list of current software):
Contact Ralph Knapp by e-mail and provide the following information:
NOTE: A valid license is required for each machine on which software is to be installed. Software MUST be made available for installation at least ONE WEEK before the class.
A/V Equipment available at instructor's console: