Category: ETL News

Announcement regarding Printing Request

Poster Printing Request Note

1. Printing of posters is a service that is provided to faculty, staff and students by the Educational Technology Lab for public presentations such as conferences. The cost ($60-80 per 44” poster; $30-40 per 24”poster) is covered by the College of Education.

2. Printing of a poster, assuming that there are no glitches with formatting, etc., requires 3-4 hours. It is very different technology than that of the typical office printer and the ETL plotter printer is not of the quality of a print shop such as Kinkos.

3. Particularly during “conference season,” ETL receives high numbers of requests for printing, so it is important to submit a request with as much lead time as possible; one week advance minimum.

Printing Request Instruction

Please send an email message with the following information to the ETL Director, Ernesto Reyna at

1. Your name and position (student, faculty, other)
2. Purpose of the poster (e.g., conference presentation)
3. Poster site
4. Deadline date
5. Do not include your poster with this note

Note :

We will print Only PDF formatted posters (no word, powerpoint, windows picture etc..) 

After approval please Do not send posters to .

Send posters to preferable use a cloud link,  attachments with big files often are rejected for most common email applications. 

ETL News

Robots & Coding at ETL Camp

By Rob Schroeder
July 18, 2016

In the national debate about the STEM “crisis” in the United States, commentators frequently emphasize the need to build interest in science, math and technology careers among Black and Latino youth.

Two summer camps held by the Educational Technology Lab at the College of Education are taking a different tack: acknowledging that interest in STEM study and careers is prevalent regardless of race or socioeconomic class, but providing needed access and opportunity to creative endeavors like robotics and coding. Check out photos from the camps:

A Black girl writes code to create a computer program

Two Black girls work together to assemble a lego robot, plugging in USB wires into the robot

A lego robot vehicle sits on a desk, plugged into a computer awaiting commands to move

A young Black girl works on writing code at a computer.


Source: UIC College of Education 

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