HCC Learning Commons Pilot launches in the HSB

Photo collage from HSB Pilot

Are you assigning research papers or projects that require students to conduct research using HCC Library databases?

Are your students required to use software (e.g. PowerPoint), web tools (e.g. Prezi, Weebly), or equipment like cameras, video cameras, or voice recorders to produce a final product?

Do some of your students express concern/fear about using technology?

The HCC Learning Commons can help!

During the spring 2014 semester, librarians and instructional technicians from the Teaching and Learning Services Division will be piloting a new service point in the Health Sciences Building.

Learning Commons’ staff offers free research and technology assistance to HCC students and faculty.  Faculty are encouraged to refer students to this resource for one-on-one assistance with completing research and technology-mediated assignments.

This pilot provides TLSD staff the opportunity to implement, evaluate, and refine services that are responsive to student needs. The information learned through the Learning Commons pilot will inform the development of services and policies for the future SET Learning Commons space.

Want to learn more?

A Snapshot of our Services:


M: 9:00-11:00am

Tu: 12:00-2:00pm

W: 4:30-6:30pm

Th: 9:00-11:00am


  • Regular librarian and instructional technologist staffing for drop-in research & technology support
  • Equipment checkout
  • On-call research or technical support via text message


  • Digital camcorders
  • Digital cameras
  • Voice recorders
  • Headphones
  • Laptops
  • Mobile whiteboards

Integrating Technology – Process

Click this link to view a brief article and flow chart about how educators adopt the use of technology to support student learning - Integrating Technology – Process

The flow chart follows the process from introduction to adoption to integration and most educators make this journey when they learn to integrate a tool into their current practice.

Dec. 11 webinar: California Community Colleges Share It Forward with CC-BY Licensing | OpenCourseWare Consortium

The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources  (CCCOER)California Community Colleges Logo is hosting a webinar on the California Community College system’s use of a Creative Commons Attribution license on works created through publicly funded grants and contracts.

For more information, click on the link below:

Dec. 11 webinar: California Community Colleges Share It Forward with CC-BY Licensing | OpenCourseWare Consortium.