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Center for Educational Technologies
316 Washington Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003-6243
304-243-2388
304-243-2497 (fax)
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The Erma Ora Byrd Center for Educational Technologies houses cutting-edge educational technology on the campus of Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, WV. The 48,000-square foot facility features such amenities as large meeting rooms wired for distance learning, computer lab facilities, complete video production facilities, satellite uplink and downlink resources, dedicated ATM and ISDN videoconferencing, broadband and web streaming facilities, IP videoconferencing and multimedia development for the web and educational videogames, and the latest in educational software.

In addition, the center is home to the NASA-sponsored Classroom of the Future, the space agency's principal research and development center for educational technologies. It opened on the Wheeling Jesuit University campus in 1990.

The Center for Educational Technologies also houses the Challenger Learning Center®, which provides students, teachers, and adult learners with simulations that emphasize teamwork, problem-solving, decision-making, and communication skills. The Challenger Learning Center in Wheeling is one of 48 centers worldwide established by the Challenger Center for Space Science in memory of the space shuttle Challenger. More than 30,000 students fly missions each year either at the Wheeling facility or through distance learning. The Challenger Learning Center has been honored nine years for having served the most children of all the centers.

A global leader in academic excellence, undergraduate research and service learning, Wheeling Jesuit University is ranked in the top 10 percent of the nationís colleges by Forbes Magazine. One of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, Wheeling Jesuit has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top university for the past 15 years. Wheeling Jesuit has 19 NCAA Division II athletic teams for men and women, claiming 61 championships and more than 45 Academic All-Americans. The campus is also home to the Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center and the Clifford M. Lewis Appalachian Institute. For more information about Wheeling Jesuit University, visit it online or call 1-800-624-6992.