The Studio conducts ongoing research and evaluation of new media technologies. Many of our projects push the edge of current technologies, combining them in new and interesting ways while looking for solutions that can be scaled to meet broader instructional needs. The Studio funds several Research Assistant positions annually. These students bring their specialized skills to bear on client projects.
The Studio serves as a collaborative environment, bringing together faculty from various disciplines to work on technology-intensive projects. UMBC's participation in Internet2 allows faculty working with the Studio to explore broadband video as a medium for working with colleagues world-wide. Through participation in the ResearchChannel, UMBC has the means of disseminating video programming internationally via cable, webcast and DishNet.
Academic support services offered through the Studio include lecture and event recording, videoconferencing and media duplication. The Studio also manages UMBC’s iTunes U site, a service that allows students convenient access to recorded academic content through Apple’s iTunes music store.
Studio-based faculty teach courses in a number of disciplines, including ART395 Television Production Techniques, MLL495/695 Intercultural Video Production and MLL406/606 History and Theory of Intercultural Media. The Studio is actively involved in supporting the Media and Communication Studies program through teaching and internships.
Faculty development opportunities are offered that help bring new media technologies into the classroom. The Studio and OIT sponsors a series of Digital Storytelling workshops that bring together faculty from many disciplines to learn new techniques and share ideas.