The Learning Center is located in room 113 of the Ron E. Lewis Library building, across the foyer from the Lewis Library. Staff at the Learning Center would like to introduce our many services to you.
Appointments are available but are not required. Hours are the same as the Lewis Library. Please bring your LSC-O ID (or your Lamar-Pt. Arthur, LIT, or Lamar-Beaumont ID) and a copy of your assignment if you need help. We will do our best to answer your questions or help you locate the resources you need.
Individualized tutoring is available in writing, math, reading, computer science, and other subjects requested by our students. This page provides an overview of our services, plus a number of links to resources students may find helpful.
When you are unable to visit the Learning Center, you can still communicate with staff online or by phone:
- Call the Learning Center at 409-882-3373 to ask a question, offer a comment, or request an appointment.
- You may also use this form to submit questions.
- Use this form to provide comments/suggestions to help us improve our services.
- Contact information for individual Learning Center staff members is found here.
- Up-to-date computers and printers, including a color printer, image scanners, and CD burners.
- Internet access, MS Office Suite, MS Works, and Corel Office Suite, plus other software required for various LSC-O courses.
- Friendly, helpful assistance with any of your assignments using computers.
- Please read The Learning Center Manual in PDF format for more details. Adobe Reader, required to read PDF files, is a free download.
Click the image at the right to explore an interactive map of the Learning Center. Mouse over areas to find information about available services, equipment, and software.
Printable Learning Center Lab Map in PDF format
Tutorials and Other Resources:
General Education Core
- Writing in College - A Short Guide to College Writing -- a writing guide for first an second year college students, from the University of Chicago
- Writing Center Brief Guides to Writing Papers in the Disciplines -- guides for writing in various academic subjects, from the Harvard College Writing Program
- College Algebra -- companion site for College Algebra, 8th ed., by Gustafson & Fisk
- WeUseMath.org -- a non-profit website describing the importance of mathematics and many rewarding math career opportunities; created by the BYU Mathematics Dept.
- Life and Physical Sciences
- Language, Philosophy, and Culture
- Spanish -- supplementary exercises & audio to accompany Dos mundos: Comunicación y comunidad, 7th ed., by Terrell, et al.
- 123TeacMe -- Spanish lessons, games, text translator, worksheet creator, and more to learn Spanish free online
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy -- scholarship on a variety of topics relevant to the human condition; a project of the Metaphysics Research Lab at Stanford University
- Creative Arts
- American History
- The American Promise: A Compact History, 4th ed., by Roark, et al. (companion site for text includes study guides and other resources)
- The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People, 6th ed., by Alan Brinkley (Online Learning Center, student edition)
- Government/Political Science
- Social and Behavioral Sciences
- e-Source for Social and Behavioral Science Research -- a digital anthology that disseminates the key methods for developing and implementing high quality BSS research through interactive learning; from the National Institutes of Health
Other Subjects/Fields of Study
- Nursing and Health Professions
- Anatomy & Physiology -- an online interactive textbook
- A & P Textbook Resources -- companion website for Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, 10th ed., by Marieb
- Nutrition -- companion sites for various editions of Pearson Education nutrition textbooks by Thompson & Manore
- ChooseMyPlate.gov -- nutritional information and resources, including the SuperTracker dietary analysis tool
- Pearson-MyHealthProfessionsKit -- create a free account to access the companion website for Anatomy, Physiology, & Disease: An Interactive Journey for Health Professions, 2nd ed. Click the "Browse by Discipline" drop-down menu and select "Basic Health Science." Click "Register and Log In" for your text to access study materials and interactive resources.
- Pharmacology Math for the Practical Nurse -- free tutorials organized as a web-book
- Drug Calculations Quiz Page -- free online quizzes and help for metric conversions, tablet dosage calculations, fluid dosage calculations, and IV drop rate calculations from testandcalc.com
- Teacher Certification Test-Prep Software -- available in the Learning Center.
- Texas Education Agency (TEA) -- information on how to become a Texas classroom teacher, directory of approved teacher certification programs, list of free certification test prep. materials, including downloadable manuals, interactive practice tests, and videos.
- Multidisciplinary Sites
- Khan Academy -- video tutorials & exercises on various topics
- Babylon Online Dictionaries -- free language and subject dictionaries
- GCFLearnFree.org -- tutorials for enhancing technology, literacy, and basic math skills
- HowToStudy.org -- general study skills resources, plus tips for studying and writing in specific subject areas
Free Courses and Course Materials
- OnlineCourses.com -- a directory of open college courses from MIT, Harvard, Princeton and other leading institutions of higher learning. Free content includes videos, audio lectures, notes, and other resources.
- iTunes U -- a free app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod that provides access to an online catalog of free education content from leading institutions.
- MIT Open Courseware (OCW) -- a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content made freely available to the world.
- Educause Library (MOOC) -- information about what Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are and their role in education.
- Class Central -- a free aggregator for finding MOOCs offered via Coursera, Udacity, edX, NovoED, & others. Search by topic of study.
- MOOCs.co -- global directory of MOOC providers and resources in higher education, K-12, professional development, corporate training, and more.
College Planning and Success
- College for All Texans -- a project of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
- Becoming a Master Student, 11th ed. -- companion website for text
- College Source Online -- database of digital college catalogs
- Self-assessments of readiness for online learning are available from various institutions:
- NEW! 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA, 2014-2015 (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), an interactive video tutorial.
- The FAFSA in 7 Easy Steps (Video) -- on TEDed
- Basic Online Skills -- a tutorial in four modules from the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium
- GCFLearnFree.org/computers -- free training in basic computer skills and Microsoft Office programs from Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc.
- Computer Hope -- free help (via forums, chat, & email), tips, dictionary, and links to more technology information
- Home & Learn Free Computer Tutorials -- beginners' computing, Microsoft Office, web design, Visual Basic, Java, and more
- Sense-Lang.org -- free skill level test, typing tutorials, and games
- GoodTyping.com -- 27 guided lessons; use as a guest or create a free account to store progress
- AlfaTyping.com -- create a free user account to store lesson results or share scores on Facebook
- LSC-O Career Center -- career planning and placement information
- MyNextMove.org -- explore careers according to interests and training required
- Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas
- ResumeTemplates.org -- free resume and cover letter templates, writing tips, and an interview guide
- GCFLearnFree.org/career -- tutorials on resumes, job searching, interviewing, and more
- MyJobScout.org -- a free, online learning platform that will teach you the basic Internet skills you need to find a job
Community & Miscellaneous Resources
- GOALS (Greater Orange Area Literacy Services) basic adult education and free GED classes--see flyer with hours and map*PDF
- City of Orange Public Library
- The Orange Leader
- The Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts
- The Stark Museum of Art
- Portal to Texas History -- maintained by the University of North Texas Libraries' Digital Projects Unit
- Worldometers -- real time world statistics on population, government, economics, etc.
- Internet Archive (archive.org) -- free internet library of digital content, including texts, images, video, software, and archived web pages
Comments, questions or appointments: call 409-882-3373 or send an email to the Learning Center Director.