The Global Studio offers both in-class and out-of-class workshops.  Faculty members may request that workshops be offered to their students on either basis.  Short, out-of-class workshops are offered to help faculty, students, and staff members take better advantage of the Studio’s resources.  When these are scheduled, they are announced on the right sidebar of this blog.  Anyone may request that a workshop be scheduled using this request form.

 iMovie Basics
Designed originally to support video projects for French 301, the iMovie Basics workshops are ‘hands-on’ sessions that teach participants to use iMovie to combine video clips, still images, text, and narration into a finished project.  Participants also learn to digitize short video clips and/or import video from a camcorder.  This workshop is useful for anyone who needs to learn or review iMovie basics and/or learn to digitize short video clips.  All are welcome to attend a workshop, but priority is given to students preparing class-related projects.

Enrollment in each session is limited to six.  Each workshop lasts no more than one hour.  Participants may bring their own Macs or use a Studio computer.

Ten workshops have been scheduled for October 2015.  Use this form to sign up for a specific date and time.

Participants should report to the Global Studio Assistants’ desk at the scheduled time.


iMovie and Digital Storytelling

An introduction to (1) the concepts of digital storytelling, (2) copyright, fair use, permissions, etc., with hands-on practice in searching Creative Commons sites, and (3) the basics of putting together a story using iMovie.

This workshop is normally scheduled at the request of faculty.


Using LiveTV to Learn Language and Culture

The Global Studio provides 10 streams of non-English television throughout academic buildings on campus; the University cable system offers several other channels of world TV.  One of the marvels of the Internet is that one can find radio and television from around the world on computers, tablets, and phones.  This workshop provides information on using the University’s resources but focuses primarily on how one can use live television (and radio) to build one’s ability to communicate in other languages and to explore worldwide cultures.

This workshop will be scheduled once or twice in fall 2015 and several times in spring 2016.


Apps for World Languages and Cultures

From language-learning apps to reference works to apps created for L1 speakers, tablets and phones offer a wealth of resources for exploring languages and cultures.  This workshop provides an introduction to some of these apps and suggestions for finding and exploring others.

This workshop will be scheduled once or twice in fall 2015 and several times in spring 2016.


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