: an experimental environment, enhanced with technology, that promotes exploration of electronic tools and materials that support education; also: classroom 2.0
The eLearning Laboratory (eLL) is a state-of-the-art space supporting flexible teaching styles and collaborative student learning. Located in the Harris Center, Room 136, this prototype teaching and learning space provides students and faculty access to innovative digital instructional media construction, creation, collaboration, and presentation tools, and internet-based telecommunications technologies.
eLearning in its simplest definition is any means of enhancing learning via the use of information and communication technologies. In the eLL, Franklin & Marshall faculty have opportunities to explore and experiment with new teaching and learning technologies to help guide the design of future teaching and learning spaces at the College. The eLL will provide interdisciplinary support for all academic departments and disciplines and is supported by professional staff as well as by specially-trained student instructional media consultants.
The eLL is designed to be a flexible and experimental teaching/learning space. As such, the eLL may be reserved by faculty members for individual courses on a day-by-day basis Mondays - Thursdays from 8 AM - 2 PM, and Fridays from 8 AM- 4:30 PM. Mondays - Thursdays from 2 PM - 4:30 PM the eLL may be scheduled for the entire semester for courses that require the unique technology requirements the space offers.
For more information about the eLearning Lab and/or scheduling requests, please contact the Director of Instructional & Emerging Technologies.