Brown University's Language Resource Center

Academic Technology

Academic Technology works in partnership with the University community to enhance teaching and learning through the effective use of technology. Delivering creative, responsive solutions to pedagogical and strategic needs in support of faculty, staff and students Academic Technology bridges discipline-specific objectives and innovative technology-based solutions, while respecting and supporting diverse teaching needs. More information can be found here.

Ancillary Practice Resources


Various general interest foreign language programming for North America can be found on Brown's IPTV (available in undergraduate dorms and common spaces - classrooms to come).


The key here is active listening.  Please ask students to view in brief segments over a period of several weeks.  Foreign-language films are available through the Library. The information desk at the Friedman Center on Level A of the Science Library will be the service point for language videos. Library staff will retrieve requested titles and bring them to users at the desk; viewing stations are available on that same level. Only faculty and graduate students and may check movies out overnight if they are not on reserve for another course.  The video collection holdings are searchable through Josiah.

Online Movies

Online Course Reserves Access (OCRA) is a library service used to place books and other physical media on reserve AND to create electronic reserves: digitization of articles, full-length movies, short video clips, and audio files.


For streamed music associated with courses, check the Orwig Music Library for content, and request songs to be delivered through Brown EARS (Electronic Audio Reserve System) by using OCRA.

Services available to instructors through CIS Academic Technology

1. Consultation on teaching with technology tools including MyCourses, wikis, clickers, iTunes U and more from professional instructional technologists. Request teaching tools via the Academic Gateway.

2. Media Production Support in the form of video and audio recording, editing and distribution.

3. Personalized services through multiple programs such Instructional Technology (BIT) Grants, Academic Multimedia Program (AMP), TechCubs, Student Technology Assistants, IPTV International programming and Language Resources.

4. Equipped and supported facilities including multimedia labs and the Educational Technology Centerís development studio and teaching lab. More information can be found here.