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About the Robert Henderson Language Media Center (RHLMC)

Who We Are

In the Robert Henderson Language Media Center (RHLMC), we support technology-enhanced language learning and language-related research. We are dedicated to serving the entire community of language learners, instructors and researchers at the University of Pittsburgh.

We are located on the ground floor of the historic Cathedral of Learning building, in which most modern language departments at the university are located. We are one of the three centers that are hosted by the Department of Linguistics, along with the English Language Institute (ELI) and the Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center (LCTL).

Please see the People page for our staff information.

Who Uses RHLMC

RHLMC is open to language learners, instructors and researchers in language-related disciplines at and around the University of Pittsburgh. An instructor might decide to schedule her/his class in one of our multimedia-equipped classrooms. Students of ESL (English as a Second Language) at Pitt frequent our facilities. Independent users who wish to use our computer stations and/or our selection of language-learning materials also visit our center. Recently, the center extended its user base to research projects.

Services We Provide

Our technology-equipped facilities can be reserved for classroom use, experiments and multimedia creation. In addition, we have equipment that can be checked out by instructors, such as video cameras and laptop computers. We also assist in duplication of CD/DVD media, digitization and editing of multimedia contents, and data transfer of video/audio files created as part of classroom activity. For teachers who would like to learn about exciting new technologies that can be useful in their instruction, we offer a weekly workshop series.

Language Learning and Multimedia Technology

The incorporation of information technology in the area of education is accelerating every day. In foreign language education, in particular, computers and the multimedia capabilities they offer play an increasingly critical role. In the RHLMC, our mission is to promote and assist in the use of such technology in second language learning and research.

Robert T. Henderson

On May 4, 2001, the "Language Laboratory" was officially re-named the Robert Henderson Language Media Center. Click here for photos from the ceremony.

In addition, many awards have been created in his honor: the Robert T. Henderson Endowment Fund Award is a scholarship given to a TESOL student each year; IALLT (The International Association for Language Learning Technology) also gives two awards at every biennial conference in his memory.


Biography of Robert Henderson

In memory of Bob Henderson

Plaque dedicated to Robert Henderson

Photos of Bob

Bob's personal web page


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