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The Lab School Physical Layout  

  • The Lab School was a dedicated university site, close to public transportation, research faculty, and graduate students.
  • From 2001-2005, the facility had two dedicated classrooms separated by an adjoining observation/technology room. Each classroom was equipped with four fixed cameras and two remotely controlled cameras.
  • In its current setup, the number of cameras and microphones is the same but one one classroom is used.

Classes that have used the facility were continuously recorded using the four fixed ceiling-mounted cameras and two remotely-controlled ceiling-mounted cameras. Sound is captured by radio microphones worn by each teacher and two students per class (on a rotating basis).

Custom software allows researchers and practitioners to select and stream (across the web) examples of second language acquisition and classroom practices.



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