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Multimedia Instructional Laboratories

The Multimedia Instructional Laboratories are located in Ramona Wood Hall. The main instructional laboratories are located in rooms 210 and 309, both with Windows OS; the Mac Lab is in room 105. All rooms are the meeting places for computer studies, and classes in the College of Education and Professional Studies.

History

The College has had a computer laboratory since 1980. The first instructional laboratory contained 26 Apple II computers. Part of the instruction involved production of educational materials. The Lab was a copy site for the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC) and the Alabama Educational Computing Research and Development Network as late as 1991.

In 1992, the Technology Scholarship Program for Alabama Teachers (TSPAT) required participating colleges and universities to provide laboratories equipped with the computers and peripherals that would prepare teachers to utilize the new forms of computer technology. Room 210 in Ramona Wood Hall became The Multimedia Instructional Laboratory (MIL), and was equipped half Wintel / half Macintosh to meet the TSPAT requirements.

Currently, the MIL room has 24 PCs for students, and one instructor work station. All the computers are Dell Optiplex with Windows Vista OS. For printing purposes, the computers share an HP Laserjet 4015n printer made available through Uniprint. For capturing images, an Epson Perfection V500 Photo scanner, Sony Mavica FD7 digital camera, and a Sony DCR-TRV 900 camcorder are available to instructors. The instructor station is connected to a SmartBoard and an LCD projector. Each computer has a common set of software loaded. Computers have Microsoft Office 2007. The lab has Respondus loaded for BlackBoard Testing. Other software is loaded at the request of professors. Every effort is made to have the most current version of software.

Room 309 of Ramona Wood Hall has 30 student and one instructor stations. The instructor uses a Smart Symposium and an LCD projector to input to a screen. The instructor may use a Smart tablet, a set of 30 TurningPoint student input clickers, and a microphone PA system. The room also has a DVD/VCR combo player, and an Elmo TI document projector. The computers have Microsoft XP Pro OS. The computers have software such as Microsoft Office 2003, SPSS, Minitab, and others as requested by instructors. For printing purposes, the computers share an HP Laserjet 4015n printer made available through Uniprint.

Room 105 Ramona Wood Hall has nine Mac computers; eight are iMacs, the other is an eMac. All have Mac OS X (10.4.0). For printing purposes, the computers share an HP Laserjet 4015n printer made available through Uniprint. The computers have Microsoft Office 2005. A collection of educational CDs is available for in-lab use. The Instructor uses a Smart Symposium and an LCD projector to input to a screen from a Dell Optiplex running Vista. The room also has a DVD/VCR combo player, and an Elmo TI document projector.

Hours of Operation

The MIL is open to all JSU students when it is not in use for a class; otherwise, the general hours of operation are as follows:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM -10:00 PM

Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Saturday and Sunday - Closed

For a more detailed schedule, including a listing of times in which the lab is reserved for classes, please consult the department secretary at (256)782-5346.

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