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STC Iowa State Student Chapter (212 Ross Hall, from Sep 22, 2004 05:30 PM to Sep 22, 2004 07:00 PM)
The first meeting of the year for the Society for Technical Communication ISU Student Chapter. The new officers will introduce themselves, then the members will choose the projects to be undertaken this year, including (possibly) collaboration with the Studio for New Media
Painting Day (Ross 316, ISU, from Jun 18, 2005 12:00 PM to Jun 18, 2005 04:00 PM)
Members and friends of the Studio for New Media will meet in the new Ross Hall offices to help paint the office, in preparation for our move-in date of June 30th. Come join us! The more people we have, the faster and easier the process will be. Sodas, interesting technology, paint, conversation, and some brushes and rollers will be provided (bring your own brushes if you have them -- we can't have too many).
TC Library Reaches 10,000 Entries
The EServer Technical Communication Library, a website run by several members of the Studio for New Media (dedicated to indexing, rating and reviewing online writings in technical, scientific and professional communication) this week added its ten thousandth entry.
New DVD Recorder
Last week the Studio received a new DVD-video recorder for the video station.
Open House (Ross 316, ISU, from Jun 30, 2005 09:00 AM to Jun 30, 2005 05:00 PM)
On June 30th, the Studio for New Media will be moved in to its new offices in 316 Ross Hall. Come by to stop in to see the new offices, learn about the equipment we have for people to use, sign up to become a member, and talk about the work you do in generating digital content, and how that can be part of the Studio's mission to develop and to publish about best practices in new media development.
e2: The Emerging Educational Technology Event Series (Parks Library, Room 31, from Nov 08, 2005 02:00 PM to Nov 08, 2005 03:30 PM)
Geoff Sauer will hold a presentation highlighting the EServer publishing community The EServer is an arts and humanities online publisher based here at Iowa State, with 227 volunteers worldwide, which publishes over 34,000 works to more than 1 million visitors per month worldwide. After the presentation, the floor will be open for questions and answers and discussion about electronic publishing in general, or EServer projects in particular.
SNM Brown Bag Lunch: What is the EServer? (420 Ross Hall, from Sep 23, 2005 12:00 PM to Sep 23, 2005 01:00 PM)
Do you know what the EServer is? Really? Geoff Sauer will present a public presentation/brown-bag lunch titled "What is the EServer?", in which Sauer will demonstrate the largest online publishing venture in the English Department, the EServer. He will discuss its sixteen-year history, and show examples of the collaborative publishing projects currently underway and planned for the near future. The event is open to anyone interested in attending. After the presentation, the floor will be open for questions and answers and discussion about electronic publishing. The EServer is an arts and humanities online publisher, with 227 volunteers worldwide, which publishes over 34,000 works to more than 1 million visitors per month worldwide. It is ranked by Alexa, the division of Amazon.com that rates website popularity, as the most popular humanities website in the world.
Sport Literature Association Multimedia Published
Members of the Studio, working on two DVDs for the XXII Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association, have posted one of the presentations online, in streaming format.
Iowa State Daily article about the EServer
The Iowa State Daily featured a short article today by Ethan Schultz about the EServer.
English Department Website Launched
After a year of work, a team of Studio members last week launched the new ISU English Department website, which now employs a modern, database-driven content management system for organizing more then 2,200 HTML pages.
Biomedical Informatics: In-house tool development for skill building and problem solving. (Room 31, University Library , from Oct 25, 2005 01:00 PM to Oct 25, 2005 02:30 PM)
Presenter: Jared Danielson Instructional Design and Evaluation Biomedical Informatics Research Group Department of Veterinary Pathology <br><br>Co-Presenters: Vanessa Preast, Rick Mills, Pamela Vermeer, Holly Bender <br><br>Two computer-based instructional products that have been produced by the Biomedical Informatics Research Group (BIRG) at the College of Veterinary Medicine will be presented. One of these products is designed to teach medical diagnostic problem solving - a very complex and difficult diagnostic process that can challenge both novices and practicing clinicians. The second software tool is designed to teach veterinary students how to make blood smears - a simple psychomotor task that similarly can prove challenging to both novices and practitioners. In both cases, empirical and qualitative studies demonstrated that these computer-based tools produced better learning outcomes than similar alternative teaching/learning approaches. Each tool will be demonstrated and described in terms of the theoretical ideas relevant to addressing specific learning needs. Evaluation processes and results also will be discussed.
Open House Goes Well
About 50 people from numerous departments (and even from outside the University) visited the Open House for the new Studio for New Media offices, touring the new facility and being shown the equipment that will be available this fall for students and faculty.
iMovie/GarageBand Contest
The ISU GarageBand/iMovie Festival's goal is to reward students for their creative work in music and film. We want you to show us what you've got by submitting a creation using either GarageBand or iMovie.
Nanoscale Science and Technology Website Launched
The NSF-funded Societal Dynamics of Nanoscale Science and Technology: Media Representations of Nanotechnology website was launched today, representing work by members of the Studio to national and international technology audiences.
New HDV-HC1 High-Definition Camcorders
The English Department has just received two new Sony HDV-HC1 high-definition (1080i) camcorders (to replace older, broken ones), which are now available to students and faculty for multimedia work.
Rewiring the Studio (The Studio Offices, 316 Ross, from Dec 02, 2005 12:30 PM to Dec 02, 2005 02:00 PM)
The initial setup for the Studio involved a variety of devices, but in the past semester we've added quite a bit of new technology. And some of the original cables (USB, FireWire, audio and video and power cables) are loose, and tangled, and some of the components are too far from one another to enable reliable digital video and audio work. So I'd like to take apart the wiring for the equipment, and reorganize some of the furniture, and then reassemble things with the wiring more effectively organized, with fewer extension cords and fewer tangled wires. If you'd like to stay to help, it'll be an excellent chance to see how the equipment is actually all connected together.
Toast Titanium 7.0
The Studio has just received the new version of Roxio's Toast Titanium 7.0, which offers numerous tools for DVD authoring.
CALL Club Presentation: The Studio (Ross 316, from Nov 11, 2005 02:00 PM to Nov 11, 2005 03:15 PM)
Geoffrey Sauer will present to the CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning) Club the Studio for New Media, showing the tools and technologies available to members of the Club for their research.
Article in the Iowa State Daily about the SNM
On September 12th, the Iowa State Daily ran an article about the Studio for New Media which talked about our "high-tech computers," "lots of video equipment," and "comfortable environment."
iMovie/Garage Band Contest
Our goal is to reward students for their creative work in music and film. We want you to show us what you've got by submitting a creation using either GarageBand or iMovie.
Home Page Video (The Studio Offices, 316 Ross, from Dec 02, 2005 12:00 PM to Dec 02, 2005 12:30 PM)
On Friday at noon, I'd like to videotape briefly about a one-minute shot of the Studio, with people inside working on multimedia projects of various sorts, for use on the Studio home page ( http://newmedia.engl.iastate.edu/ ). You'll notice the current photo is a still shot of our old Carver Hall offices, with the door sign edited in Photoshop to show our new office address. If you look at the websites from some of my past courses ( http://courses.eserver.org/s04/410x/ or http://courses.eserver.org/s04/313/ ) you'll see what I have in mind for this video: about a minute of silent video, which shows a bit of the character of the place. Perhaps some stills may be used in future promotional materials. So please come to the Studio at noon on Friday if you'd like to be in the video. I'll just walk in with the camera, pan around the room briefly. Then I'll do the capture, editing and compression directly afterwards on the Studio Mac, and will post the streaming video to the website, so if you'd like to see how that's done, please feel free to stay and watch/help.
Inside Iowa State article mentions the Studio
A December 9, 2005 article in "Inside Iowa State" mentions the Studio for New Media and the podcasting production/editing some of us are doing here.
Aleratec CD/DVD Duplicator
The Studio has a new CD/DVD duplicator for members (teachers and researchers who develop new media).
New GL2 Camcorders
The English Department has just received two new Canon GL2 camcorders (to replace older, broken Eluras), which are now available to students and faculty for multimedia work.
Des Moines Register Story on Podcasting
An article by Lisa Livermore in Monday's Des Moines Register reported about faculty use of podcasting in higher education, and interviewed Geoff Sauer among others in the state.
Using the SNM: How the Studio for New Media Actually Works (316 Ross Hall, from Feb 17, 2006 12:10 PM to Feb 17, 2006 01:00 PM)
A brown-bag lunch meeting to be held actually in the Studio for New Media, this session will begin with Geoffrey Sauer showing participants how some of the less-obvious equipment in the Studio works. Included such tools as the DVD-video recorder, software for converting VHS and DVD media to editable formats, examples of how to use less-familiar equipment such as the FireWire and USB switches, the CD/DVD printer, the laptop bay, and the VNC remote networking. After he's shown a few of the less-familiar technologies, other Studio members will be invited to show attendees what *they've* learned to use in the Studio.
Exploring Educational Possibilities with Macromedia Captivate (312 Ross Hall, from Feb 03, 2006 02:10 PM to Feb 03, 2006 03:00 PM)
Lily Compton, member of the Studio, will be presenting to the Computer-Assisted Language Learning Club about the multimedia software development package Macromedia Captivate. Please consider attending.
Using the Studio
A brown-bag lunch meeting to be held actually in the Studio for New Media, this session will begin with Geoffrey Sauer showing participants how some of the less-obvious equipment in the Studio works. Included such tools as the DVD-video recorder, software for converting VHS and DVD media to editable formats, examples of how to use less-familiar equipment such as the FireWire and USB switches, the CD/DVD printer, the laptop bay, and the VNC remote networking. After he's shown a few of the less-familiar technologies, other Studio members will be invited to show attendees what *they've* learned to use in the Studio.
Showcase: Podcasting at ISU (CELT: 1230 Communications Building, from Feb 23, 2006 01:10 PM to Feb 23, 2006 02:30 PM)
Thursday, Feb. 23, from 1:10 to 2:30 PM the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is sponsoring a very informal forum to showcase campus projects using podcasting for audio and video. The goal is to have a sharing and discussion session so we can see real-world examples of podcasting at ISU and talk about how this technology might evolve to serve the clients of Iowa State. The session will be in 1230 Communications Building.
Flash Interactive Learning Activities (CELT: 1230 Communications Building, from Mar 08, 2006 01:10 PM to Mar 08, 2006 04:00 PM)
Create engaging multimedia learning objects for the web, including Flash Basics and the authoring environment user interface; a simple animation; and six different kinds of interactive learning activities.
New Video Tutorials Online
Student members of the Studio have recently posted video tutorials about how to use some of the multimedia equipment in the SNM.
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