The design and purpose of the Alcon lab promotes the interaction of students with the material being presented. Equipped with 42 computers, all connected to the instructor’s master computer, the lab offers students an interactive learning experience. This format lends itself to physiology, histology and anatomy courses, as the class is able to manipulate images and slides with the instructor’s feedback, input and direction. Group dynamics plus instructor interaction also allow for individual active learning, a critical component of any education. Available to students when not in use, the Alcon lab becomes a study tool for students who want to review, study and develop their base of knowledge.