North East Association for Learning
NEWS & NOTES
Swarthmore College Language Resource Center
With help from the Culpeper Foundation,
Swarthmore College has opened a new state-of-the-art Language Resource
Center. The lab combines a Sony 9000 system with computer and video
equipment in a space designed for teaching and independent work.
It was installed in the middle of February 1996 and we’ve worked
out the technical kinks and gotten faculty and students up to speed.
The language faculty have been fully committed to the Resource
Center. They were integral to the design of the facility and invested
weeks of time in a series of workshops this summer and again this
fall. They’ve used the time to learn about the equipment, evaluate
software and explore a number of authoring systems. Spanish, German
and French faculty who had the opportunity to attend the Mellon
Technology Workshop this summer have hit the ground running with
projects they developed for their classes in Middlebury. They’ve
shared their knowledge with colleagues and been the impetus for
an effort to collaborate more closely with faculty at Bryn Mawr
and Haverford. We’re working to identify projects we can develop
together and share among the schools.
It's been an exciting time at Swarthmore and we look forward
to welcoming you in person when we host NEALL this Spring. For
now stop by and visit at www.swarthmore.edu/Humanities/langlab.
Let me also take a minute to plug Clicnet, Carole Netter’s index
of francophone resources at www.swarthmore.edu/Humanities/clicnet.