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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! 

Sylvia Earl Innovation Award 2016 Call for Proposals

This award provides funds to support the generation, development, and piloting of new ideas that can create a measurable impact in the teaching, learning, and support of education and the Wheelock experience in any and all areas of the College.   Letters of intent due on April 15. For more information: wheelock.edu/InnovationAward.

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Earl Center in Action

 

Featured Item: Tap Tap See

TapTapSee is an application for iPhone users designed to target the blind/visually impaired community. Using VoiceOver for iPhone, TapTapSee enables users to take pictures of objects in their environment and the application translates the picture into an audio descriptive explanation of the scene. TapTapSee can identify furniture, logos, locations, and more.

Latest Post from View From the Earl Center:

Organizing your brain

I’m an organization junkie. This does not mean that I am incredibly organized but I am by turns, fascinated and panic stricken by keeping track of all the minutiae that demands recognition. I have tried dozens of different types of planners, software systems galore, apps, programs, reminders in lots of Continue Reading

Contact Us

Earl Center for Learning and Innovation
180 Riverway
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
617-879-2143

Mare Parker O'Toole
Assistant Director, Earl Center for Learning & Innovation
617-879-2142

Wheelock College Library
132 Riverway, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

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