Leveraging cutting-edge technology to enhance language learning on campus

Computer Classroom

The computer classroom is a flexible space with open, moveable seating designed to accommodate various teaching and learning styles. In addition to seven iMac computers with studio quality headsets, the center also has several Apple and PC laptops and two iPads that can be used throughout the Keck Center. The Computer Classroom now also includes a large screen TV with a DVD player, Roku, and AppleTV, making the room perfect for viewing foreign language media or larger group presentations. This room also offers a scanner and printers. Student monitors are present during normal hours to answer questions and assist with technology. The computer classroom can be reserved by contacting the Keck Center director.

Professor Nady Abdal-Ghaffar instructs his Arabic class in the W.M. Keck Humanities Resource Center.


The outer lounge serves as a social space animated by communication in various languages. Two televisions stream internet broadcasts from around the world. Each has several headphone jacks so that even a large group of students can watch without disturbing others.

Conference Room

The conference room can be reserved for meetings, classes, group movie viewing, video conferencing, group study sessions, etc.

The room is equipped with an iMac, a large screen TV, a Roku (with live international TV streaming), and videoconferencing hardware. Video conferences can be run using one of two robust systems: BlueJeans or Adobe Connect. Reserve the conference room by contacting the student monitor in person or by calling ext. 7257.

Professors Spencer Kelly and Yukari Hirata use the Keck Center Conference Room to connect their students with Jake Whiton '06, who studied Japanese at Colgate and now teaches English in Japan.

Recording Studios

The Keck Center is equipped with two recording studios. Each features a 27" iMac with Final Cut Pro installed. The studios are perfect for producing audio recording and audiovisual editing. Studios can be reserved by contacting the student monitor in person or by calling ext. 7257.