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Earl Center Hours: Monday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m | Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m| Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m| Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m| Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m| Weekend: Closed
Starting 9/2, Wheelock College or FLO/FLC institutional ID will be required for entry one hour before closing.

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: 3D Doodler

The 3D Doodler is a 3D pen. Similar to a 3D Printer, the 3Doodler extrudes melted plastic filament that cools almost instantly to form a solid structure. It allows the user to make three-dimensional objects the way you want it to personally look. In effect, you "write" what you want to make in three dimensional space. Start on the ground and slowly work your way upwards, creating masks, statues, and anything else that comes to mind. Think, create, 3D Doodler it!

Latest Post from View From the Earl Center:

Welcome OSMO!

osmo1OSMO is a new item in our collection that is really fun to learn for children and adults alike. It comes in a neat package that includes game pieces, a mirror reflector, and base. All you need to supply is an iPad, pen, and paper to play all the games. Continue Reading

Contact Us

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