If you haven’t visited the NE Library Computer Learning Center lately, you really should come by and see what’s new and available for Students at Northeast Campus. We’re taking it to the next level! Students can receive assistance with basic software tools, access programs for their academic courses that are exclusive to the LCLC – not available anywhere else on campus – and work on extra credit for some of their classes. We also have 3D Printing services available for both class work and personal projects… Come see us! Our knowledgeable LCLC Team will be glad to help you access the technology and resources you need.
We have a new batch of Dell Laptop Computers that students may check out for up to 4 hours each, at no charge, to use anywhere in the NE Library. We also have 30 desktop PCs located in the LCLC, loaded with not only the complete Microsoft Office package, but also the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite, for students who are into digital music, movie editing, Photoshop, desktop publishing, etc… There are also several other specialized software programs to support a number of the academic disciplines on campus. There are Mac computers available as well, if students prefer to use those instead… Coming in the next few months (Fall 2018), we will be adding a set of brand-new Google Chromebooks.
The Library Computer Learning Center offers students (and faculty/staff) access to the Rosetta Stone language-learning software, complete with microphones for interactive speech tutorials. Our machines are all updated consistently and we strive to stay current with the newest available technology.
Our scanners are available to use at any time, including the our new high-speed, high-resolution KIC scanner, which lets the user scan full-size images (artwork, lecture notes, or chapters of a textbook, borrowed from the Circulation Desk) quickly and easily, in just a matter of seconds.
Coming later this Fall, we will be unveiling the next addition to the LCLC’s Technology Services: a new pair of Oculus: Go virtual reality headsets.
We have three different 3D Printers that students can use (again – at no cost to them) and the software available to design your own unique, original 3D models… You can also pull a design straight off the internet and print it, if that is your preference. This includes a brand-new SLA Resin 3D printer (SLA stands for stereo-lithiographic apparatus) which creates models with extremely fine detail, and offers increased hardness, durability, etc. We are also looking at other ways to expand our student MakerSpace options in the near future.
Faculty are always welcome to arrange visits to the LCLC with their classes, and we will be glad to accommodate you. If you are looking for a place to proctor an online test for the whole class… come see us. If you want to give your students guidance in their online research, or demonstrate any of our database tools, this might be the perfect environment for your class to gather. Or, if you prefer to meet in either the Heritage Room or Library Classroom, we also have a mobile laptop classroom set that can be booked and set up for your use.
Contact us by phone at (817) 515-6609 if you have any questions, or stop by the lower level of the NE Library and see for yourself what the LCLC has to offer!
In 3D Printing, Just For Fun, Library Computer Learning Center, NE Library, Student Services, TCC
Bonjour! Marhaba! Guten Tag! Ni Hao! Hello!
No matter what you are majoring in, or where you want to go in life, knowing another language will help you get there.
Here at the TCC Library System, we are proud to offer all of our students, faculty, and staff free access to Mango Languages – the online language learning service that helps adult students learn by combining together all the elements of video, audio, text, and speech practice.
Anyone can log into Mango from the TCC campus network with no problem (college PC’s in all TCC campus libraries, computer labs, etc.). You can ALSO access the program for FREE from home on your laptop or portable device, when logged into the library’s website with your current TCC student credentials. Once you have created your account, you can log into it from anywhere you get online. Mango users can also pause their lessons and come back to it later. The software will remember where you were, and pick up from where you left off.
At the present time, our TCC account with Mango Languages is offering training in the following 6 languages:
- Spanish (Latin America)
- English (as a 2nd Language)
- Arabic (Modern Standard)
- Chinese (Mandarin)
Those cover all the language courses currently taught at Tarrant County College, and more! In time, we may offer additional languages from the Mango catalog, such as Russian, Japanese, or even Pirate-Speech! … (Yes, really.)
For a full listing of all 71 languages currently available to libraries across the country from the Mango Corporation, click HERE … and if you decide to take advantage of the Mango program to learn a new language, please leave us a comment and let us know how you like it! 🙂
Learn a Language… See the World… Talk to People… Try some Mango… and then be sure to check back here on the NE Library blog again in June to see what our next Database of the Month will be!
While you wait, take a word of advice from the great Lane Meyer (John Cusack) in Better Off Dead, who taught us that “language lessons” can turn your whole life around.
** Better Off Dead. Writ. and Dir. “Savage” Steve Holland. Prod. A&M Films, CBS Entertainment. 1985.
In Database Of The Month, How-To & Tutorials, NE Library, Student Services