Welcome to the Discovery Learning Research Center
The Discovery Learning Research Center (DLRC) is housed on the first two floors of the Hall for Discovery and Learning Research (DLR) in specialized facilities that are designed for educational research, development of materials, methods and instructional technologies, and interdisciplinary collaboration on scholarly projects addressing education-related topics. The space devoted to the DLRC is divided into three learning studios, a science laboratory, a project laboratory, a media design laboratory, collaborative group work educational space (the "atrium"), shared desk area for project personnel, office and desk areas for DLRC staff, and conference rooms. The goal for the use of any DLRC space is to further the mission of the DLRC through work on projects that will lead to innovations in teaching and learning that can be applied to improving educational practice. If you are familiar with our spaces, click on the appropriate link to the right to request space (please reread the use guidelines before submitting the form as they are updated periodically).
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|DLRC Project Space
Projects within the facility explore novel technologies and pedagogies designed to enhance learning at all levels. Researchers are able to reconfigure rooms to include learning pods of various sizes, experiment with novel technologies, adjust breakout spaces, vary seating arrangements, and even alter acoustics or lighting. In the future, all learning and teaching spaces in the DLRC will be equipped to record video and sound to allow detailed investigations within each teaching environment, including areas beyond the classrooms. The DLRC also includes adaptable, open office space that allows for greater flexibility in meeting the needs of each project from inception to completion.
Ideal Projects for Center Use
Discovery Learning Research Center
207 South Martin Jischke Drive, Suite 203
West Lafayette , IN 47907-1791
- AAU STEM Education Initiative
- APLU STEM Education Center Profiles
- ADVANCE PCFS
- Center for Leadership Excellence
- Center for Literacy Education and Research
- HHMI, Deviating from the Standard
- I-STEM Network