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Media Commons Enhances Learning

Students, faculty, extension educators, and staff interested in developing multimedia projects can now make use of a new digital media facility in the Agricultural Science and Industries Building. It’s the first partnership between Penn State Media Commons and the college.

Beginners and advanced users will have access to experienced consultants, training opportunities, and digital production facilities, including ten Apple computers loaded with multimedia software, two sound booths for podcasting, and a small studio with a green screen to shoot video. The facility is also designed to support teamwork and enhance collaboration by enabling reconfiguration of furniture on wheels and equipment in ways supportive of individual project needs.

The new facility will allow for the exploration of digital technologies and production of multimedia to enhance education and curriculum and refine technical skills to utilize these technologies.

Computer in Media Commons (photo by Steve Williams)

Computer in Media Commons (photo by Steve Williams)