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Innovation IgnitED Through Emerging Technology

Technology | Creativity | Learning

What are the IgnitED Labs?

The IgnitED Labs were designed to go beyond the scope of traditional computer labs and provide Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College students, faculty, and staff opportunities to create knowledge and skill sets through emerging technologies. These innovative spaces allow users to create and tweak, tinker and play, and ultimately improve the learner experience through their discoveries.

Explore New and Emerging Technology

Get hands on with new and emerging technology in the IgnitED Labs. All locations are collaborative, open, exploratory spaces built to allow users to play and create with emerging technologies that will be part of the classroom of tomorrow such as: virtual (VR) and augmented (AR) reality, robotics, telepresence robots, internet of things (IoT) devices, coding, 3-D printing, as well as machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced electronic and mechanical engineering equipment where applicable.

Our aim is to provide an engaging and supportive learning environment to help foster the spirit of intrapreneurship and innovation within the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and the ASU community. No experience is required to jump in and explore the labs. Whether you want to come test out a new tool, or platform, or come explore the space, we encourage you to join us and let the excitement begin. 

Experience the Labs

The IgnitED Labs are open to all ASU students, faculty, and staff. We currently operate three Labs across the Phoenix area ASU campus network, with locations at Tempe Campus, Polytechnic Campus, and West Campus. Walk-ins are welcome during hours of operation, no appointments or scheduling is required. If you have a group (or class) and would like to arrange a workshop, training, or demonstration, please contact our staff. We will do our best to work with you to facilitate creative experiences in the IgnitED Labs.

Explore Mixed Reality (XR)

Working with VR to explore educational possibilities from guided virtual field trips to fully virtualized environments. Bringing information and experiences to life for users to become immersed in their learning

Providing opportunities to develop original content for VR environments and 3D objects. Creating innovative performances of understanding of complex topics or ideas across a wide range of disciplines.

Moving beyond code with programmables

The IgnitED Labs provide a space for working with 21st-century skills to incorporate robotics and technology with STEAM activities across a variety of subject areas and disciplines. 

The Labs feature new opportunities for students to demonstrate their understanding of complex topics and ideas through robotics. Teachers will discover creative and approachable pathways to interest students of all ages in the educational encounters available with technology.

Exploring emerging technology for problem-solving

The IgnitED Labs provide the opportunity to explore the power of inexpensive computing devices to develop creative solutions for problems utilizing coding, sensors and the internet. Get hands on with some of the latest technology that supports a wide range of application including physical computing, web development, coding, machine learning, distributed computing and artificial intelligence (AI).


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