The Independent Learning Centre provides an environment beyond the classroom enriched with support, encouragement and assistance that is engaging and responsive to each student. It allows for individual differences and learning styles, with access to the very best learning opportunities using current technologies and ESL resources that support student learning and development of the student Graduate Outcomes.
Visit the ILC Resources Portal at: http://www.admc.hct.ac.ae/ilc/
The facilities include an iPad area and 3 ILCs that can be booked and used as a classroom by faculty, or used by students individually when classes are not booked.
The iPad Area comprises a round table with 6 iPads loaded with all HCT approved Apps, as well as providing an environment for testing new Apps. The electronic whiteboard closest to this area is connected to an Apple TV, allowing mirroring of information from these iPads onto the screen.
The 3 ILCs offer the following technology:
- ILC 1 comprises 24 iMac computers
- ILC 2 comprises 26 laptops
- ILC 3 comprises 24 laptops.
Each ILC facilitates connection of the teacher’s computer with an electronic whiteboard, so faculty can share information with students. All computers display our ILC website, providing users with a ‘one click’ entry point to our most popular programs and websites. The modular furniture has adjustable privacy screens and the ergonomic chairs can be adjusted in all directions. All have high quality headphones and microphones for listening and speaking activities. There are 2 black and white printers in this area.