J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library

Experimental Education Environment

The Experimental Education Environment (E3) is a space supporting all Michigan Tech instructors’ experimentation with instructional design, educational technology, and flexible furniture arrangement.  The environment is a collaboration of the Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Information Technology’s Media Technology Services (IT) and the Van Pelt and Opie Library. instructors interested in using this space for formal instruction receive pedagogical and technology support from the CTL’s instructional designers.  With its partners, the library has developed this space to encourage faculty innovation.

The initial start-up, supported by the Herman Miller Corporation, was based on the ideas of a group of faculty, CTL, IT and library staff and jump-started by a student team from the School of Technology under the leadership of Linda Wanless. Dr. Wanless has led an educational research program in consort with the Herman Miller team to assess the value of the space and instructor and learner satisfaction. The space has also enabled IT Media Services, instructors or vendors to test new technologies, media or furniture prior to larger-scale use.

Scheduling Information

Schedule classes or groups (under 20 students) by contacting the library at 906-487-2507 or library@mtu.edu

Schedule an instructional design consultation with the Center for Teaching and Learning at 906-487-3000.