‘Cause everyone needs a little TLC

This semester, the Central University Libraries (CUL), the Office of Information Technology (OIT) at SMU is soft launching the new Touch Learning Center or TLC. The Touch Learning Center provides space for faculty and students to test apps and to experiment with the touch environment. The TLC is:

  • A laboratory to explore the uses of touch computing in the classroom and to produce and/or present multimedia projects, for example, staff training videos, conference presentations, etc.
  • A classroom for faculty to teach classes using the TLC’s technology and to allow users to learn about touch computing devices.
  • A place for student, faculty and staff interaction within the touch environment

The TLC aims to educate students, staff, and faculty about and to familiarize them with the emerging mobile world using short courses and individual consultation. As the mobile world changes and as the needs of our users change, the TLC will change with them. Currently, the facility is equipped with 15 iPad 2 units, a 70″ LED display, a specialized iPad charging and syncing cart with a 13″ Macbook Pro to manage iPads simultaneously, and an Apple TV which will allow wireless connectivity from an iPad to the TV in the near future.

If you are interested in reserving the space or want to know more, please contact the TLC Manager, Tyeson Seale at tseale@smu.edu or 214-768-4584.

About Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle is the IT Communications Specialist and Trainer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT) at Southern Methodist University (SMU). He started at SMU in 1996 and, for much of his career at the University, had managed the SMU STAR Program before joining the Training & Communications Team in 2015. In his free time, Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family. You can see examples of when the two collide at ianaberle.com.
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