Teaching With Technology: Educational Technology Services at MIT  

Learning Spaces

Technology-enabled places to teach and learn

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Experimental Learning Environments

OEIT maintains four physical Experimental Learning Environments (ELE) and a small pool of laptops for flexible deployment for innovative curricula. These spaces are intended as incubators for testing new or different technologically enhanced pedagogical paradigms. We host a suite of technologies, applications and tools in these physical spaces.
OEIT
Service description
elel-consult@mit.edu

Lecture halls

Classrooms with individual workstations for each student plus an instructor's workstation which can be projected to the class can be scheduled.
Registrar Schedules Office
Service description
617-253-4788
schedules@mit.edu
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Electronic classrooms

Classrooms with individual workstations for each student plus an instructor's workstation which can be projected to the class can be scheduled.
Registrar Schedules Office
Service description
617-253-4788
schedules@mit.edu
Submit a web request

Distance learning facilities

State-of-the-art facilities with complete technical support for the delivery of distance education classes.
Libraries AMPS
Service description
617-253-7603
amps-info@mit.edu

GIS Lab

The MIT GIS lab, located in Rotch Library, 7-238, provides hardware, software, and a collaborative environment for working with geospatial information.
Libraries/ DUE OEIT
Service description
gishelp@mit.edu

Videoconferencing

Host lectures, presentations, special events, and meetings in advanced distance education and videoconferencing facilities that accommodate between 10 and 100 people.
Libraries AMPS
Service description
617-253-7603
amps-info@mit.edu
Submit a web request

Access Grid Videoconferencing

The Access Grid is an integrated presentation environment which supports large-scale collaborations from distributed meetings, seminars, lectures, to tutorials and training. It provides high-quality, real-time audio and video over high speed networks to facilitate group to group communications, both formal and informal, and interfaces with grid middleware and visualization environments.
Libraries AMPS
Service description
617-253-7603
amps-info@mit.edu

Athena Clusters

General use computing labs maintained by Information Services and Technology.
IS&T
Service description
617-253-4435
acis-team@mit.edu

Collaborative Workspaces

To better support new pedagogical models that encourage student collaborative work, several experimental student computing clusters have been designed which provide access to features such as wireless access, large wall-mounted LCD displays, white boards/projection systems with digital capture and modular soft furniture.
DUE OEIT
Service description
acis-team@mit.edu

Macintosh Classroom/ Cluster

The New Media Center, 26-139, provides the MIT community the tools necessary to produce multimedia projects, such as digital video, photo scanning and manipulation, web authoring, and more. The NMC is a "do-it-yourself" cluster of macintosh computers with a variety of multimedia software packages.
DUE OEIT
Service description
nmc-consulting@mit.edu

Windows Classroom/ Cluster

The Windows Cluster in 37-312 is a specialized cluster which contains twenty-five high-performance Dell workstations running WinAthena.
DUE OEIT
Service description
acis-team@mit.edu

Visualization Classroom/ Cluster

The Windows Cluster in 37-312 is also equipped for visualization and engineering graphics work. It is a specialized cluster which contains twenty-five high-performance Dell workstations running WinAthena, with common visualization and engineering software installed.
DUE OEIT
Service description
acis-team@mit.edu

Audio visual classroom support

MIT AV maintains and services all installed Presentation Technology Systems in classrooms maintained by the schedules office.
Audio Visual Services
Service description
617-253-2808
avorders@mit.edu
Submit a web request
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