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The Computer Lab, located in the Veterinary Academic Building Rm # V1-108, is a resource to support computer-based instruction within the curriculum and for computer-related College training activities. This lab may also be used for instructional purposes (such as group learning activities) that do not require computer use.
Faculty, staff and students are welcome to use the computers within the Computer Lab when the lab is not scheduled for class or training purposes. A weekly calendar is posted on the main computer lab doors. The following video provides a general overview of the Computer Lab and its capabilities.
- Computer Lab Overview – October 3rd 2013 (Updated October 3rd, 2013)
This document provides a general overview of how the lab is arranged and includes information for getting started using the lab.
- Computer Lab Initial Setup Oct 3rd 2013 (Updated October 3rd, 2013)
This document details the step a first-time user needs to follow in order to make use of the Computer Lab instructor software.
- Computer Lab Instructor SchoolVue Oct 3rd 2013 (Updated October 3rd, 2013)
This document explains how to use the most commonly used aspects of the Computer Lab software for screen sharing and monitoring student activity.
Our Computer Lab is a teaching space well-suited for certain types of group-based learning, (including team-based learning) in that three students sit at a table, facing three students across from them. A number of resources follow below related to team-based learning. There are other varieties of group-based learning activities. Team-based learning is being highlighted because it incorporates a range of group-related learning strategies.
- Team-Based Learning in Veterinary Education (Article)
- Team-Based Learning at Duke University (Video)
- Team-Based Learning Discussed by Dr. Michael Sweet of Univ of Texas (Video)
- Team-Based Learning University of Bradford School of Pharmacy (Video)
- Team-Based Learning at University of British Columbia (Video)
- Books on Team-Based Learning (Web site)
- Team-Based Learning Collaborative (Web site, including a wide array of resources)
We have created “Digital Placards” which may be useful in the Computer Lab for certain group-based learning activities. These digital placards are a simple web-based interface formatted to match the size of the Computer Lab student monitors enabling students to quickly respond to questions from instructors, or express agreement, disagreement, etc.
In team-based learning activities, signs are often held up by groups to indicate responses. These digital placards are intended as an electronic option. With some advanced notice, these digital placards can be customized for particular course needs.
Digital Placard Example – feel free to click about this interface. Responses are not recorded with this tool. It is intended for formative assesment purposes. Instructors can walk about the Computer Lab while facilitating discussions or learning activities; and quickly view responses from afar when students are prompted to select a response.
Alternatively, clickers (another response tool option) may also be utilized in the Computer Lab as well. Faculty are welcome to temporarily store teaching supplies in our adjoining faculty workroom to assist with the setup of learning activities within the Computer Lab. Contact Educaiton Center staff for an orientation to the Computer Lab or to discuss alternative teaching methods.
Last updated October 15th, 2013.