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Global Classrooms Faculty Workshop

Transformative Spaces

How the PCL Learning Labs Can Transform Instruction

The Learning Labs @PCL are spaces that facilitate hands on active learning through collaborative technology. When you work with a librarian on an instruction session in PCL, we develop active learning activities that make use of the technology for group work and showcasing. Learning Labs may be requested by you for up to two meetings of a course per semester if you would like to use the technology to facilitate collaboration in your class, or if you need to work as a class with print collections. Use this form to request a reservation.

The labs are not set up for teleconferencing, but we would like to experiment with workarounds so that students can meet with partner institution students. We could also consider having partner institution students join us for a virtual instruction session with your librarian.

Media Labs and The Foundry

The PCL Media Lab is a 44 seat Mac lab available as a teaching space. The Foundry is also a teaching space, and has a small number of Macs available for students to use, although they are not suited for classroom instruction.

Use the PCL Media Lab or The Foundry request forms to request:

  • To teach your students in the PCL Media Lab or The Foundry
  • Assignment design assistance from a librarian
  • A research guide created by a librarian
  • Course integrated information literacy or digital projects instruction

Use the links on this page to learn more about the software and hardware (including guides and tutorials) and policies.

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