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Resource Center Vision

Educational funding is rarely devoted to facilities that do not serve the needs of students.  Deciding what facilities should be developed requires a clear understanding of the mission each facility is to have and that in turn requires a series of theoretical perspectives on how education is to be advanced by providing those facilities.  In the case of the Language Resource Center, these perspectives are essentially  technological, educational, and linguistic in nature seeking to identify the technological, educational, and linguistic benefits of providing for a Language Resource Center.  The availability of tutoring is an obvious educational advantage of a resource center but do you really need a computer lab and does technology really play an important role in promoting second language learning?  What role do technological spaces of this type really play in addressing student need?  To help answer these questions, we turn to a few articles on the issues that fall into the following categories:

Educational           Linguistic           Technological           Service

A space worth having!