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Earl Center Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m | Friday: Closed | Weekend: Closed

What is the Earl Center?

The Earl Center for Learning and Innovation supports the academic and professional experience of the Wheelock community and serves as a resource for current and future educators, social workers, and child life professionals within Wheelock and across Boston. Together with the Library, we provide a rich, well-rounded set of resources for both research and practice.

Laptops and iPads available!

Not seeing enough computers?  That's because the Earl Center lends out Macbook Airs and iPads!  With the ready availability of outlets, you can get your work (or gaming!) done in many areas of the Earl Center. 

Interactive Touchscreen

It is not only young children who can learn through meaningful hands-on experiences, like touching. 

The Third Space

Colorful area rugs and soft furniture make this space a very informal and relaxed area to meet, study, and do small group work.

The Importance of Play

The Earl Center is a place to learn about and develop hands-on learning activities and to explore new educational materials and technologies.

A Center for Design Thinking

The Earl Center encourages a human-centered approach for finding creative solutions and developing new and innovative ideas.  Contact us for help setting up a design thinking exercise! 

We're now on Tumblr!

Take a moment and follow our tumblr blog!   Explore snapshots of Earl Center services, events, and projects and all things technology-related that we find fascinating. 

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Earl Center in Action


Featured Item: MaKey MaKey

MaKey Makey is a circuit board electronics kit that was invented by John Silver and Eric Rosenbaum, based on research at MIT Media Lab. Each box includes one MaKey MaKey, one 5ft USB cable, 7 Alligator clip cables, and 6 connector wires. MaKey MaKey works on Windows, Mac, Chromebook, and on many versions of Linux.

Latest Post from View From the Earl Center:

The Incredible Nature of Service Animals

Who doesn’t love a service dog, right? I’ve always been curious as to how these guys (and gals) are trained to be such incredible creatures. They can pick things up that are the size of a dime, they can predict medical incidents (like seizures) up to 24 hours in advance, Continue Reading

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Earl Center for Learning and Innovation
180 Riverway
Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Mare Parker O'Toole
Assistant Director, Earl Center for Learning & Innovation

Wheelock College Library
132 Riverway, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Earl Center for Learning and Innovation
180 Riverway, Boston, Massachusetts 02215