Thursday, December 21, 2006

Renovations to University Libraries' Educational Resources Center's e-classrooms Prove Popular

The two e-classrooms in Bracken Library’s Educational Resources Center have always been popular sites for academic class sessions requiring access to library resources. As a result, physical and technical renovations took place over the summer to modernize and refurbish each of the rooms.

Changes include painting and re-carpeting, replacement of old-style desk-chairs with reconfigurable seating, adding of recessed lighting, and the hanging of an electric projection screen. Other upgrades include a high-speed teacher PC workstation, data projector, document projection camera, DVD player, wireless microphone, VIS access, and video conferencing capability. The e-classrooms, like all of the University Libraries, offer wireless connectivity for students using laptops as part of the learning process.

The renovations have proven a great success. One faculty member called the remodeled rooms “amazing.”

Faculty from a variety of areas such as English, Sociology, Psychology, Teachers College, and Honors College make use of the classrooms for individual class sessions.

For more information or to book one of the e-classrooms, contact Jacob L. Harris, Ball State University Libraries’ Educational Resources Equipment/Video Supervisor,, (765) 285-8760.


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