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Experimental Learning Environments Laboratory Room 1-142


The Experimental Learning Environments Laboratory ( EL2) is a multi-use facility with Project-Based Learning courses being its primary focus.  This space also houses OEIT Laboratory and Demonstration space for testing and disseminating classroom technologies.


These are awarded on a class by class basis as per the proposal guidelines outlined in the following document.

For more information on these guidelines please contact:


Reservations and Appointments

Priority is given to those whose pedagogical needs are new, interesting or different.  Because 1-142 is an “Experimental Learning Environment”, we (OEIT) expect to learn from your unique pedagogical application, so encourage you to have a plan to provide us feedback and/or have an assessment plan in place to help us evaluate these Environments so that we (OEIT) can generate a compendium of Best Practices and allow the MIT community to benefit from these technologies.

If you would like to reserve this room or would like more information, contact  Please allow 1 week advanced notice for appointments.  Please note: reservations for peak times often fill up early.  Make your reservation as soon as you can so that we can plan accordingly.

  • 8 DebAthena Workstations.
  • 8 laboratory benches for team oriented PBL-style collaborative learning.
  • Microscopy and firewire microscope cameras @ every workstation.
  • 1 Projector and Informal seating area for 12-15 students in the "Lecture Pit"
  • Lab Sink


For more help please contact us at:


The Projects list is in the process of being updated. Thank you for your patience.

Office of Educational Innovation and Technology
Building NE48-308, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Phone: (617) 252-1981; Fax: (617) 452-4044