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eBooks for iPad: Faculty Resources

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in News & Events | 0 comments

eBooks for iPad: Faculty Resources

Those of us in the library monitoring ebooks closely wanted to share some details as many of you begin making textbook decisions for the fall. By now the majority of students on the ACU campus have access to an iPad, presenting ACU faculty with a unique opportunity to offer cost-savings on textbook purchases in 2014-15. Here are some of the providers you might consider.   iBooks – The standard ebook reader for iOS is Apple’s iBooks app (free). Most trade titles you teach are available on the iBookstore as well as a number of...

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WATCH: How to Shoot Video with a Canon 60D

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in DSLR, Gear, Gear Up, Lynda, video | 0 comments

So you just checked out one of the Learning Studio’s Canon DSLR cameras, and you go to shoot your first short film. But the process is a little trickier than you expected. DSLRs were originally built for still photography, but today many of them also shoot video, and they’ve been prized by filmmakers for the quality of the images they produce. Yet shooting video on a Canon 60D isn’t quite as intuitive as shooting photos. In our first installment of the Gear Up series, the Learning Studio’s Nathan Driskell gives you a...

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VIDEO: Pursuit Spotlight, Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014 in Projects | 0 comments

A few weeks ago we enjoyed sitting down with Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker, associate professor of Psychology and director of faculty enrichment in the Adams Center to talk about her work with undergraduate research. Her study investigates gendered marketing of Lego blocks and possible implications for attitudes toward STEM in young girls. Dr. Shewmaker reflects on working with Caitlyn Spain, a marketing major, on a human subjects study in the Adams Center’s new Learning Research Lab. . Pursuit is a quality enhancement program at ACU focused...

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Introducing the One Button Studio

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Gear, News & Events, Unboxed | 0 comments

Introducing the One Button Studio

Recording a video can be a complex process. The checklist of settings and techniques to remember for any given camera is often daunting, especially for someone new to the equipment. That’s why in 2013, the Learning Studio began beta testing a new solution for quick video recording: the One Button Studio. The One Button Studio was developed by Penn State University, who worked with us to install the first One Button Studio outside the Penn State system, upstairs in the ACU library. The unique studio is perfect for students practicing a speech...

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Old Testament film projects

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Projects, Students | 0 comments

Over the last two years, students in Dr. Mark Hamilton’s honors sections of BIBL 211: Message of the Old Testament have produced short films in teams. Groups of four develop short 4-5 minute video projects that reflect on themes such as lament, sacrifice, atonement, among others. Once groups have selected biblical texts they consider how they respond “to the historical background, literary shaping, theological purpose, and interpretive history (i.e., the understanding of the text on the part of later readers) of the given...

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Lynda for the holidays

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Lynda, News & Events | 0 comments

In our first year of Lynda.com, we’ve had 731 users view 4,310 different videos. Teachers have assigned Lynda content to support specific assignments or as a textbook replacement in some subject areas. To get a sense of the variety of potential uses of Lynda content, just look at the list of our 12 most viewed courses in 2013. 1. Excel Essential Training 2. Premiere Pro Essential Training 3. C# Essential Training 4. QuickBooks Pro Essential Training 5. After Effects Essential Training 6. XML Training 7. Illustrator Essential Training 8....

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12 Days of Lynda

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in News & Events | 0 comments

12 Days of Lynda

This week we’re celebrating 12 Days of Lynda.com, giving prizes to some of the top lynda.com users from the ACU campus over the past year. You can also enter to win some stocking stuffers including 8gb key drives. Over the holiday break if you’re looking to learn a new skill and try out some new software, check out this playlist featuring 12 of our favorite new Lynda courses.  12 Days of Lynda Playlist And if you’re teaching with Lynda.com next spring, you can create your own playlists to share with students as well. Here is a quick...

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A very media Christmas

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in News & Events | 0 comments

This week the Learning Studio is saying thanks to the ACU campus with stocking stuffers for your holiday media projects. Enter in one or more of the following ways. Give-aways begin Thursday, December 5th. • follow @learningstudio on Twitter • like ACUlearningstudio on Facebook • create your Lynda.com login Later in the week we’ll share other ways you can get involved along with a few of our favorite projects from the last year. Thanks for being a part of a great 2013....

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VIDEO: Jacob’s Dream at Smithsonian X 3D

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Projects | 0 comments

VIDEO: Jacob’s Dream at Smithsonian X 3D

This week a group of faculty and technology leaders from campus will be in Washington, D.C. to explore the future of 3D printing in the arts. The Smithsonian X 3D event will include representatives from the Department of Art & Design and from the Maker Lab, sharing the process of digitizing Jacob’s Dream. The 34-foot-tall bronze was dedicated in 2006 as part of the university’s Centennial Celebration and became an instant campus icon. ACU art and design professor Jack Maxwell and a team of students, engineers, and construction and...

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VIDEO: Filming artist Rolando Diaz

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Featured Video, Projects | 0 comments

VIDEO: Filming artist Rolando Diaz

Rolando Diaz has been a painter for as long as he can remember. The ACU alum and Cuban native has spent more than 20 years working with paint on canvas. Only recently did he start thinking in three dimensions, creating several mixed media works from found objects and materials. Then he discovered the ACU Maker Lab. Even before ACU’s new digital fabrication space opened to the campus in October, Ro began working alongside ACU faculty and staff inside the space, planning and creating a sculptural piece with the tools the facility offered. The...

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