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What can the Learning Commons do for you?

The UBC Learning Commons is your first stop for resources and tools that will help you learn more effectively. Connect online with a wealth of useful resources including Study Toolkits on topics from presentation skills to exam prep, and info on new and standard technologies that can make your studying a lot easier. In person at the Chapman Learning Commons, access workshops, technology help, tutoring, academic coaching programs, and Mac multimedia workstations. We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to explore the site and leave us your comments. Visit us http://learningcommons.ubc.ca/ soon!


History

The Learning Commons website, formerly LEAP (Learning Enhancement Academic Partnership) began as a collaborative effort between the AMS, the Office of Student Development, and the Office of Learning Technology in 2005.

In the following years, LEAP was awarded a generous Teaching & Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) grant to develop a new approach to supporting student learning at UBC.

In 2008, LEAP won the Spencer IT Innovation Award for its successful implementation of new and significantly improved ideas, services, and practices.

In 2010, LEAP merged with the Chapman Learning website to become the "Learning Commons." LEAP and the Chapman Learning Commons had always been collaborative partners to support learning, and by bringing together these two resources, their respective teams, we are able to create an even stronger learning resource for UBC students.

Vision

The Learning Commons is an evolving collection of UBC-selected learning resources that guide students through a process of discovery. Through an emphasis on student-driven initiatives, authentic partnerships, and shared-decision making, we strive to enrich the academic experience of all UBC students.

We rely on a team of dedicated, talented, and visionary students and staff who suggest, build, design, write, dream, and implement everything you see here. This is a truly collaborative project that brings together expertise and energy from across campus to provide learning support for students.

Collaborators

  • UBC Chapman Learning Commons
  • Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
  • Centre for Student Development
  • Writing Centre
  • Health and Wellness
  • Counselling Services
  • Digital Tattoo Project
  • UBC Library
  • AMS Tutoring Services

Learning Commons:Content/Web Committee

Getting Started

There is a wealth of resources available to you here. However, we know you need to make the most of your time. Here are some tips to help you get started:

  • Take a few minutes to think about what you are searching for.
  • Learn some strategies for Using This Site.