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New Media Center

The CITL New Media Center has facilities to support instructional technology training, faculty development, teaching systems R&D, teaching and learning research, high-end instructional media development and Lynda.com full catalog access.

Media Lab

The media lab features professional-grade video, audio and iMac workstations running a host of software packages for media creation and development, as well as access to the Lynda.com training catalog. It is a place for faculty, staff and students to learn new skills and develop new projects for a variety of applications and settings. In addition, the lab houses equipment for transferring cassette to CD, VHS/Mini-DV to DVD, and an international standards VHS video converter. Reservations for workstations can be made online using links below -- the short video tutorial below demonstrates how to make a reservation. Walk-ins are welcome, though reservations will be given priority. Patrons in need of training prior to using the lab or who just have an idea they want to discuss should call 540-831-5974 or email John Hildreth.

How To Reserve A Workstation

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New Media in Teaching and Learning

As a New Media Consortium member institution, RU finds many of its faculty using new media tools and techniques in their classes. Technologies such as podcasting, mobile devices, social media, digital audio and video, virtual worlds and gaming have been used across campus by faculty seeking new pedagogies and innovative methods.

New Media Consortium

The CITL acts as the NMC Liaison at Radford University, putting faculty in touch with like-minded professionals and creating unique opportunities for collaboration, research and professional development. RU Faculty recently featured in the NMC spotlight include:

  • Dr. Matt Dunleavy (College of Education) was featured in the NMC 2011 Horizon Report for his work on the ROAR (Radford Outdoor Augmented Reality) project. 
  • Drs. Angela Mickle and Michael Moore (ESHE) use of iTunes U to distribute athletic training and testing videos have been highly successful with students, and were featured in a multi-institution iTunes U discussion panel at the 2008 ACCS conference in Charlottesville, VA.
  • A video game developed by John Hildreth (Assistant Director, CITL) and Dr. Guy Axtell (Philosophy and Religion) was presented at the NMC 2011 Summer Conference in Madison, WI, as well as the 2011 Conference on Pedagogy in Higher Education at Virginia Tech. 
  • An ongoing collaboration with Dr. David Zuschin (Music) and John Hildreth (CITL) in the development of learning games for the iPad resulted in a spring 2011 presentation at the annual AcademiX conference in Atlanta, GA, hosted by Apple, Inc.

Faculty, staff and students interested to know more should contact John Hildreth.