Out of the Basement‘s first two years drew visits from around the world. Our ClustrMaps are restarted on March 13 each year, but we’re proud to post the record of our visitors here.

From Multimedia Language Laboratory to Global Studio: The Multimedia Language Laboratory became the  Global Studio on July 1, 2009.  In August 2010, the Studio moved from Puryear Hall to the new Carole Weinstein International Center, where it is a hub for the use of technology to encounter the world.  In the Studio, members of the University of Richmond community encounter and interact with resources from around the world. The Studio’s resources allow learners to travel beyond the campus to any culture that interests them.

Why ‘Global Studio’? In the last twenty years, the evolution of technology has enabled students of language and culture to learn not just in the confines of a dedicated technology space, often in the basement, but anywhere in the world.  The facilities of the Studio are designed to help students learn to use resources available through modern technology.  Active and collaborative learning are encouraged.

Why read this blog? The blog is an extension of the Studio’s efforts to educate learners about resources available to them both on campus and in cyberspace.  It will bring news of emerging technologies for the learning of languages and cultures and of related events on campus and beyond.  Please add your own news and resources in the comments.

Other Studio Resources: Information about the Studio is also available on its University website, http://globalstudio.richmond.edu.  Links to available resources, including links to Scola Insta-Class lessons, can be found on the Global Studio Wiki.  Stay in touch with updates to this blog and with announcements about Studio activities through the Studio’s Twitter feed.

Photo Credit: The photo of the globe in the header was taken by rogiro, who posted it to Flickr.  We thank him for the permission to use it.  To see more of his stunning photos, see his Flickr photostream.

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