The Alvernia University Media & Technology Suite is a state-of-the-art facility housing a multimedia computer lab equipped with 15 high-end iMac computers for aural, graphic, and video editing; a video recording green-screen room equipped with High Definition recording capabilities via Tricaster technologies, LED lightning; a sound production room equipped with keyboard synthesizer, microphones and a web camera for music & podcast production.
Paramount to the information age and global markets, the Alvernia University Media & Technology Suite provides a unique place where art, emergent media, and technology work together toward innovation and insight. In creating a place that fosters creative expression and entrepreneurial skills, Alvernia University is committed to engaging students, inspiring faculty and staff, and offering a number of collaborative initiatives with the surrounding community.
Media & Technology Suite Objectives:
To increase knowledge about, appreciation for, and enjoyment of technology tools and trends;
To develop effective aural, written, visual, and oral communication skills using modern technology equipment and spaces;
To develop an awareness of the impact on society of electronic communication and media technology;
To support distance learning activities, courses, and programs at the undergraduate and graduate level;
To provide faculty and staff with technology innovations that enrich the learning experience;
To experiment with and evaluate new classroom, delivery, and presentation technologies;
To facilitate the production of a variety of content for the University and surrounding community;
To prepare students to use their communication skills, research techniques, and accumulated knowledge in a professional setting.
Media Suite provides state of the art technology loan out services for multimedia related projects. Equipment is available to both faculty and students on a daily basis. Please read our Equipment Policy section for additional information.
Media Suite is divided into three different sections, a state of the art computer lab, featuring fifteen 27" dual boot iMac computers, a video studio with a green screen technology and high definition video production equipment and a sound development and recording studio.
Music video performance by the new lip syncing group Audio Mimes. First song ever covered, many more songs to come.A music parody of the classic song "Afternoon Delight" as it is performed by Will Ferrell and the Anchorman cast, originally written by the Starland Vocal Band. No copyright intentions meant.
A Brief History of the GoggleWorks: From Safety Products to Arts Center. Our Media Suite Team is working with the GoggleWorks family in order to present a documentary short explaining GogglesWorks’ industrial past that has led to their promising present and future as Reading’s Center for the Arts. This documentary footage is expected to be posted to GoggleWorks’ Web Site, as well as available in the Willson History Project display.
A multimedia podcast video lecture for NUR210 class. LINK.
Student Video Project
Fetal Brain Development - sock puppets, student video project focuses on fetal brain growth and its factors. LINK.