Center for Research on Learning and Technology
The mission of the Center for Research on Learning and Technology is to study and develop pioneering learning environments that foster ambitious learning practices. We are committed to advancing research and practice by tackling challenges that converge at the nexus of pedagogy, technology, learning theory, and the knowledge demands of the 21st century. Through research and development activity, we seek to address these challenges in both informal and formal settings with rigorous research methods and innovative designs.
Technology is reshaping our relationship with the world. The Internet, video games, mobile phones, robotics, and ubiquitous computing are creating novel ways to communicate, play, learn, and explore. The CRLT supports people who are shaping how technology impacts and changes education. We are engaged in a wide variety of activities, seminars, projects, and programs — all designed to advance the use of technology for teaching and learning across all levels of education.The CRLT is a home for research and development projects that are developing innovative technologies. Beyond building new technological applications, we are also committed to understanding the challenges and opportunities of implementing these technologies.
The CRLT is situated in Eigenmann Hall, within walking distance of the School of Education Wright Building, in a suite of 42 offices for project personnel, faculty, research associates, graduate assistants, professional and hourly staff, and undergraduate students. The CRLT makes available various technology and administrative resources to support the research of its members. Currently the Center supports 25 research projects and a total of 50 on-site staff. Each office workstation is equipped with a PC, MAC or laptop, and the office suite is networked for wired and wireless service. The space has three conference rooms with large screen LED TVs,video conferencing hardware and tools, white boards, and guest computers, as well as an interactive SMART Board in one conference room. On-site administrative personnel provide support in the areas of grants administration, supply purchasing, travel assistance, instructional support and day-to-day technical and clerical service.