Digital Research, Education, and Media (DREAM) Lab

Dream Lab in use by people
 
The DREAM Lab is a collaboration, workshop, and training space with high-definition AV technology, video conferencing capability, mobile furniture, data networking, and extensive whiteboard space dedicated to the University’s efforts involving digital scholarship, research data management and reproducibility, digital pedagogy, educational technology, and the use of digital primary source materials and artifacts for teaching, learning, and scholarship.  

 

Hours of Operation 

Open Monday through Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm during Fall, Winter, and Spring terms. Other hours by request.
Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. 

 

Purpose 

The DREAM Lab is available for UO faculty, graduate students, and staff needing a space to explore digital scholarship, research data management and reproducibility, digital pedagogy, educational technology, and the use of digital primary source materials and artifacts for teaching, learning, and scholarship.  

 

Availability 

To  reserve  the space, start on the DREAM Lab Spaces page.  Reservable spaces include 2 private collaboration rooms, a sofa area with bar-height seating attached, and a 32-seat workshop space. 

Check the calendar before you put in your request.   Please note that space reservations are moderated and require lead time. Once we receive your space reservation, you will receive a response from DREAM Lab employees within two business days with an approval or an explanation of why the request has not been approved. 

  

How to Use the DREAM Lab 

You will need to bring your own laptop to use with any of the screens in the DREAM Lab other than the sofa area, which has a resident PC. However, there are cables and adapters available for checkout to connect your machine to the screens. Please bring your charger with you; we do not have those available for checkout. Each reservable area has video conferencing enabled.  

 

Possible Uses of the DREAM Lab 

  • A faculty member might visit the DREAM Lab with their class to video conference with another academic to discuss their scholarly work 

  • A GE could meet with a librarian to problem-solve and develop their digital research for open access and reproducibility. 

  • Meet and work with your digital project team members on developing and prototyping ideas for a data visualization by hooking up a laptop to high definition monitors and wired data connections as well as using the whiteboards and transparent glass to sketch out ideas.  

  • Meet and work with your digital research or education project team members on developing and prototyping ideas for a public digital humanities research project website by hooking up a laptop to high definition monitors and wired data connections as well as using the whiteboards and transparent glass to sketch out ideas.  

 

Questions? 

If you have any questions about the DREAM Lab usage or need support during open hours, please contact digitalscholarship@uoregon.edu or stop by the lab during open hours.