Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New Instruction Classroom in Bryan Information Commons

The library's new  instruction classroom quietly opened for business earlier this month in Byran Information Commons 234.

The classroom is designed to enhance collaboration through the use of technology. Four Mediascape stations enable multiple users to display their computer screens on large group monitors. The technology that enables this interactivity also allows users to switch between computer feeds, taking away many of the barriers to collaborative work.

The classroom also features an Eno Board, which is an interactive white board that increase collaboration through the use of digital markers and magnetic control panels. 

The library has already begun scheduling library instruction sessions in the new classroom. Librarians at Kimbel Library can provide instruction in research strategies, use of print and electronic resources, and other instruction geared towards the needs of students. To schedule library instruction, click here.

In the evenings, the classroom turns into a tutoring center. Writing and math tutors are in the room Monday - Thursday 7:00 to 10:00pm and Sunday from 4:00 to 10:00pm.

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