Learning Studio Services
The Learning Studio provides a range of services for students, faculty, and staff including:
- Reserve a group room or Speaking Center appointment
- Check out cameras, microphones, and mobile recording accessories
- Check out a CD or DVD from the media collections
- Discuss a media assignment for an upcoming class
- Edit an audio or video project at a high-end workstation
- Scan photos or digitize video clips for a presentation
- Ask about mobile apps for recording and sharing work to a blog
- Help students organize and give presentations
- Refine visuals or slides to accompany a presentation
- Record a practice speech to review with a tutor
- Develop a digital presentation portfolio
Teaching & Learning Support
The Learning Studio also offers a range of services to support educational projects of our students and faculty.
• Media Lab Support (during lab hours) – We offer walk-in support to any member of the campus community working on an audio or video project, scanning or editing images, or managing a blog or portfolio. Student media staff can help users build their own confidence and skills in working on a range of digital projects.
• In-Class Training (60-90 min) – Learning Studio staff are also available for focused software training in the library. In a single class day we introduce media authoring with an emphasis on software and services available in the Learning Studio. Content can be tailored to a particular assignment or mobile media apps as well.
• Advanced Workshops (1 hour to full day) – The Learning Studio offers special-interest workshops aimed at advanced topics in media production. Past workshops have introduced digital photography or digital storytelling as a way to build skills for future media projects. Media specialists also offer regular sessions in advanced software applications.
• Assignment Consulting (30 min) – The best way to ensure a positive experience for students working with the Learning Studio is to talk to us about your assignment beforehand. Scheduled interviews summarize best practices for media projects—both pedagogical and technical—and help avoid common obstacles we’ve encountered assisting students in the past.
• Story Circles (1-2 class periods) – One successful strategy in teaching with digital storytelling is the story circle. Ideally these are small groups of 6-12 that provide each student feedback on story ideas before final script revisions. For faculty planning to incorporate digital storytelling into their course, trained Learning Studio staff are willing to come to the classroom to help limit the number of students in each story circle.
• Basic Faculty Filming (1-2 hours) – For faculty needing one or more short videos for class use or for an upcoming conference, we are willing to film your message in the main studio. Basic filming includes a single camera shoot and lighting and backdrop appropriate to the message. Please get on our calendar earlier, if you have a video you’d like to produce.
• Advanced Educational Media (1-4 weeks) – Each semester we will work with the Adams Center and the Provost’s office to identify a select number of strategic projects we provide with expanded media support. Media production specialists will meet with instructional designers and faculty content experts to identify the most effective applications of media for a particular class. We welcome all ideas but can only take on a limited number of strategic projects.