OIT-ELN Workshops are offered onsite in the OIT Lab, which is open for "walk ins" most mornings from 8 am to noon (though it’s prudent to check the OIT-ELN calendar for an up-to-date schedule).The facility sports a dozen computers (11 PCs and 1 Mac); it features an instructor’s workstation with overhead projection and sound, and is a comfortable training space for small groups of eight.
Faculty are welcome to use the Lab to develop instructional media and/or seek one-on-one help with a wide variety of e-learning applications. The Lab is "fully loaded" with the industry-standard and open-source applications used in new media design and development, including:
|Acrobat, Camtasia, Captivate, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, MS Office, Photoshop, Vegas Movie Studio|
|Audacity, AudioFlash, Caliber, CamStudio, Freemind, FileZilla, GIMP, Kompozer, Open Office, PDF Creater,|
In addition to the Lab, faculty members now have a room of their own, The Podcast Studio. It’s located just a few doors down from the Lab and provides a private, quiet and well-equipped space to produce and post-produce podcasts, web video and other multimedia.
The Studio computer features 23-inch dual monitors, a digital headset, and web cam. To make a reservation, just complete the form in the sidebar above. But wait, there’s more: Our Lab features coffee-making technology as well as flat-bed scanners, digital headsets, and other new-media-caputure devices for check out.
Gadgets for Check Out
The Trio and iRivers are audio recorders/players. The Trio is best for recording electronic media in WAV formats and the iRiver is best for MP3s. The Flip camcorder is an easy-to-use camcorder that records a full-hour of web-ready (AVI) video. A few Plantronic digital headsets are also available for check out, and useful to folks developing audio podcasts. The Canon Elph digital camera can be used to capture quality still images as well as AVI video..
The Kindle eBook and Applie iPad are available to faculty for research and testing. All of our gadgets are Mac and PC friendly and come with general instructions.
We offer plenty of workshops that will help you hone your media production and post-production skills, and we’re happy to work with you one-on-one, as well.
To check out a gadget, visit the the Digital Media Capture Devices section on the Requests page. If the gadget is not already reserved, faculty members will receive confirmation of their request via email.