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Penn State Creates sessions focus on being creative with various multimedia technologies and apps. These sessions are relaxed and informal, focusing on exploring something new, making something fun and sharing with the community.

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Maker Commons Gets New Technology Hardware at University Park

Heat-transfer vinyl cut with the Cricut and applied with a heat-press.Media Commons spent the beginning of 2021 researching, testing, and investing in new-to-us maker technologies to really expand on what can be made in our Maker Commons spaces! These technologies can...

Spring 2021 Semester Report

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Penn State provided enhanced flexibility to faculty and students to choose how they wanted to teach and learn during the Spring 2021 semester. While some classes were held in-person, others were entirely online, and many more were hybrid in numerous ways.

Media Commons Rolls Out New Ways to Engage Students

Media Commons was hard at work in 2020 coming up with new ways for students to learn with technology! Like all of our workshops, our new workshops teach students professional skills that they practice while completing a class assignment. Each of these workshops takes...

Fall 2020 Semester Report

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Penn State provided enhanced flexibility to faculty and students to choose how they wanted to teach and learn during the Fall 2020 semester. While some classes were held in-person, others were entirely online, and many more were hybrid in numerous ways.

Spring 2020 Semester Report

Spring 2020 Report Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic that caused Penn State to switch to remote learning beginning March 16th, several Media Commons, Maker Commons, and Immersive Experiences Lab services had to quickly change processes to adjust to the new...

Using the Jounivo USB Microphone

Using the Jounivo USB Microphone This tutorial will show you how to use the Jounivo USB microphone. The microphone plugs into any computer via a USB cable. It is ideal for recording narration for a video or audio project. It has a cardioid pick-up pattern which will...
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Media Commons is the longest-standing of several innovative technology-driven creative services offered by Teaching and Learning with Technology at Penn State. The Immersive Experiences Lab pushes the boundaries on video and audio production, putting audiences inside educational media in brand new ways.

Maker Commons encourages learners to get hands on with tomorrow’s tools like 3D printers and to experiment with solutions via rapid prototyping in the Invention Studio.  The Design Experiences Lab offers a space to crash course through the fundamentals of intentional, generative practice.

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