In The LRC
Who are We?
|The LRC is a lively environment for students studying and learning languages and exploring culture. In addition to the learning resources offered by the resources and equipment listed on the pages linked in the left menu, the LRC offers a space to relax and socialize for students interested in language, literature, culture and linguistics.
DF 107 operates as our primary drop-in lab facility. The student assistants frequently have international music, live international satellite tv or foreign films playing while students work, get help with their homework, talk or eat lunch and drink coffee. We even frequently have treats sitting out for students who stop in. Please remember no food or drink is allowed at the computer work stations.
DF 109 by contrast is our quiet room. This is space where students can do voice recordings or complete other assignments and homework without being distracted by the more social atmosphere of 107.
As the LRC's mandate includes the promotion of pedagogically-sound application of technology for the teaching and learning of languages, we also frequently offer workshops and presentations on technology for education. Education or other students interested are more than welcome to join these sessions. The director is also happy to answer questions that students may have regarding using technology for their assignments. You can also check out our learning resources section to find some great Web 2.0 technology resources for all purposes from new ideas in presentation models to applications to help you stay focused on your homework at hours you set.
Students make this space their own.
|There is no food or drink allowed at the computer workstations.||What is the most important thing you should do when visiting the LRC? Sign in to our white binder. Yes, while it may seem unimportant in your rush to get to a computer, this is a very important step as it helps us to keep accurate record of the number of students that we serve. These records are used for statistical purposes only. We do not track your use as a specific student nor do we report to your professor. We collect first names and last initials merely to track how many individual students come to our facility. Feel free to use an alias, but please be sure to use the same one each time you come :). Also, don't forget to indicate the time that you leave!||You are welcome to eat at the table in DF 107. There are also often coffee and goodies available (free) to anyone. These are supplied through donation.||What if you do need your attendance to be reported to your professor? On occassion, faculty members do ask us to track student use of our facility (e.g., drop in orientations as assignments, etc.). In these instances, we track your use of our facility with sign-in sheets at the front desk, or in the case of our LRC Day, with passports that we hand out to you to track your own use and submit to your professor.|