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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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Fall 2019 Semester Report

Fall 2019 Report Fall 2019 saw 12,576 students and faculty use Teaching and Learning with Technology's Media Commons, Maker Commons, and Immersive Experiences Lab initiatives across the Commonwealth. Much of this use was focused in 289 classes in nearly every...

What’s New at Media Commons

Every summer the TLT Media Commons team embarks on a process of reviewing and renewing our many initiatives, services, tools and technologies with the intent of bringing the latest and greatest media creation opportunities to Penn State students and...

Attend Adobe MAX Online

Attend Adobe MAX Online Monday, October 15, 9–11am PDT The Next Generation of Creativity You have no shortage of great ideas. Our goal is to help you bring those ideas to reality as beautifully and easily as possible. At the opening...

Did You Know? Process Tutorials are a Great Way to Kickstart a Project

Media Commons makes available a wide range of technical tutorials on the different hardware and software that you or your students might encounter in and out of our spaces while working on an audio or video project. From green screen to iMovie to...

Did You Know? Our Faculty Resources Make Fast-Tracking Assignments Simple

If you're thinking ahead to the Fall semester and considering a media project for your students, you don't need to start from scratch: Media Commons consultants have been working with faculty in many different disciplines over the years and we've been able...

2018 Adobe Design Achievement Awards

2017 Photography Winner, THINKING IN COLORS by Mariska Hagendijk Attention all students! Submissions are now being accepted to the 2018 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. Enter your best work and earn international exposure, plus a shot at an unforgettable...
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