The English Department has two computer labs. The English Instructional Computer Lab is located in BAL 2019 and the MediaPark Lab is in BAL 2027.
English Department Instructional Computer Lab (Batten Arts and Letters 2019)
This lab has 24 Macintosh stations with software meant to accommodate the incorporation of technology into writing instruction. It is equipped with software to do a variety of new media composition types including image, sound, and video.
The English Department Instructional Computer Lab (BAL 2019) may be reserved by any English instructor for class meeting times. To sign up for times for your English courses to meet in BAL 2019, please email Dr. Julia Romberger.
If the English department computer lab is booked, faculty may schedule English classes in the OCCS-run computer labs on the first floor of BAL (rooms 1013 A, B, and C). To reserve those labs, email the Lab Reservation Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 757.683.5156. You can find the available software listings and other information at the Office of Computing lab website.
BAL 2019 Schedule (Spring 2013/Summer 2012/Fall 2012)
MediaPark Lab (Batten Arts and Letters 2027)
The MediaPark Lab is an interdisciplinary lab focused on innovating and enhancing our experiences with technology. Through partnerships, consulting, and research projects, our researchers participate in projects whose outcomes are aimed at improving the use of digital technologies.
There are three major areas of focus for the MediaPark:
- Research Partnership activities include collaborating with academic, industry, and
community organizations who are working on projects that can advance knowledge about
mediated experience while applying their real-world impact. Such projects include
participatory design, usability, information modeling, visual/textual analysis, and qualitative
- Experience Consulting projects include the design and evaluation of products and services.
Our researchers can help advise on the usability and findability of websites, applications, and content development. In our lab and at your site, we can conduct usability testing, heuristic evaluations, and design assessments.
- Teaching with Digital Technologies allows our researchers to train the next generation of
experience architects, professional writers, and designers, involving them in both research
and practical application activities on the undergraduate and graduate level at Old Dominion University.