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Computer lab hours extended for finals

With finals fast approaching, keep note of the extended hours for Temple computer labs.

The Paley computer lab will open at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 28, and remain open until 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11. The Tuttleman computer lab will open at noon on April 24 and will also remain open until 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11.

For more information on Temple computer labs, go to www.temple.edu/cs/labs.

Preview the heart of the TECH Center

Temple’s plans for the upcoming TECH Center opening in spring 2006 are well under way. Among the many components that make up the center, the primary lab stands as the heart of the facility.

Open 24 hours a day, Sunday through Friday, the primary lab will occupy the entire second floor of the building and feature more than 600 general-use computers as well as 100 loaner laptops. They will include a mix of Windows PC and Macintosh workstations. Some workstation areas will be clustered to allow group work, while others will set up for individual work.

With such a large area, the lab will be subdivided into “neighborhoods” so that students can easily locate each other. This also allows for some subdivided areas to be closed off, if needed, due to slow periods (for example, late nights early in the semester).

Other interesting facets of the primary lab include mini-lounges throughout the level featuring open tables and browsing stations, custom-made computer furniture to meet student’s needs, and also mounted television units wired with cable access.

For more information, visit the TECH Center Web site at www.temple.edu/cs/techcenter. This site has all the latest news and developments and also showcases a gallery of pictures and artist renditions of the building.

Pilot program to test new classroom tool

During the summer semesters, Temple will participate in an exciting new pilot program to test an interactive software application called NetOp School. NetOp School is designed to connect an instructor’s computer with student computers in a networked-classroom environment.

The program provides a variety of tools that enable an instructor to perform many highly useful tasks. For example, the instructor can monitor or take control of student computers, broadcast to an individual or the entire class, send messages, transfer files and more.

NetOp School is installed in Tuttleman computer classrooms 8 and 9. If you would like more information on the pilot program, contact an Instruction Support Services consultant at 204-0797.

 

 


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