GARY – Officials at Indiana University Northwest cut the ribbon Tuesday on a state-of-the-art media production studio designed to facilitate innovation in education.
The new academic media production space at the University’s John W. Anderson Library / Conference Center features broadcast devices, a green screen, transparent digital light board, teleprompter, and video editing tools to enable instructors to maximize the use of technology in education.
It’s a space that IUN administrators hope to help with both in-person and online learning, one that all students are expected to engage in until February 7 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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“As IU Northwest is already a leader in online education, enabling us to excel during the period of increased distance learning, the AM space will provide our faculty with even greater cutting edge technology, to create videos. high definition broadcast quality, presentations and other video materials to enhance online and in-person teaching, ”said IUN Chancellor Ken Iwama.
University officials said planning for the college media production space began before 2020 with elements of the studio inspired by similar centers on IU’s Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses.
“This space is not just a response to the current pandemic,” said Chris Foley, director of the IU’s office of online education. “But it couldn’t have come at a better time.”