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Student Designer Position Available, Interactive Media Group, April 2012

Friday, March 2nd, 2012
The UO Libraries Interactive Media Group (IMG) is looking to hire a student
designer to join our team.  As part of the IMG team, the student designer
will work to conceptualize, design and develop educational media to support
UO instruction and research.

Required Skills:
Must possess digital media design experience, preferably focused on web and
multimedia design. Applicants must have HTML and CSS skills. Competence in
industry-standard graphics and multimedia applications including Photoshop,
Illustrator and/or Fireworks is also required. Preference will be given to
candidates with additional experience with Flash/ActionScript, JavaScript,
XML, PHP, Drupal or WordPress. Familiarity with digital video/audio
applications such as Premiere or Final Cut Pro is a plus.

Pay begins at $10.90/hr with a flexible work schedule of up to 20
hours/week during the academic year. Up to 40 during breaks/intersessions.
The number of hours will vary depending upon project workload, student
performance, course load and student availability.

For more information:
Contact Kirstin Hierholzer, Director, Center for Media and Educational
Technologies: Interactive Media Group at kirstinh@uoregon.edu

Check Out These E-Learning Tools

Friday, February 19th, 2010

We’ve posted links to some e-learning tools you might want to check out for your classroom teaching or research. This is only a very brief list of what is out there so check back periodically to see what is new.

Exemplary Learning Website Highlights Teaching Strategies of Distinguished UO Faculty

Friday, February 19th, 2010

UO Libraries’ Interactive Media Group has collaborated with the Teaching Effectiveness Program (TEP) to build a new site that is a notable resource for instructors. While most UO instructors enter the classroom with in-depth training in their field, they are not necessarily trained in how to teach their subject in a way that engages students. Throw in the challenges of teaching large classes and dealing with technology, both new and experienced instructors can feel at a loss. With the assistance of UO faculty distinguished for excellence in teaching, the Teaching Effectiveness Program and IMG have created a website to share the strategies and resources these faculty use to promote student learning. This site includes video interviews, access to course materials and links to additional resources on student-centered learning. Check out the Exemplary Learning website to learn more.

CMET Video Group takes UO faculty anywhere in the world

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

There is a nice feature about the CMET Video Group in the  February, 2010 issue of the Inside Oregon campus newsletter. The article focuses on connecting UO experts to major  media outlets anywhere in the world, including MSNBC, PBS, CBC, BBC, al Jazeera, Fox, and more.  Other services are mentioned as well, including videoconferencing and production of the weekly UO Today program with the Oregon Humanities Center.

CMET Interactive Media Collaborates on New UO Virtual Tour

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Phase I of the UO Virtual Tour is here! A collaborative group of several campus units, including the UO Libraries’ Interactive Media group, completed the project, providing a fun, interactive virtual tour that highlights what makes the UO so great. The new tour is intended to give prospective students a sense of what life is like at the University of Oregon.

The Interactive Media group, which is part of the library’s Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET), designed and developed the interactive graphic interface for the tour. Staff from other campus units, including the UO Admissions Office, Student Orientation Programs, and UO Web Communications, implemented the design. Flash animation, image slideshows, video segments, and music from local bands were incorporated into the tour. A list of credits for the project is at http://admissions.uoregon.edu/virtualtour/credits.

Plans for Phase II of the Virtual Tour include an interactive map, student blogs, student-produced content, and the ability to IM current students about their experience at the UO. The first phase of the UO Virtual Tour was launched at the end of fall term 2009.

CMET’s Interactive Media group offers a wide range of services, including the design and development of dynamic websites, tutorials, interactive learning tools, CD-ROMs, and DVDs. Check out the portfolio of interactive projects completed. Services offered by the Interactive Media group are available to UO faculty members and campus units. For more information, contact Kirstin Hierholzer, CMET’s assistant director, at 541-346-1995, kirstinh@uoregon.edu.

Smart Classroom Alerts for emergency notification

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Crestron presentation controls in 75 UO classrooms are now integrated into the UO’s emergency notification program. In an emergency situation, the Department of Public Safety will activate the Smart Classroom Alert System at the same time as UO Alert! text notifications. The system then sends a message to the Crestron panel stating that an emergency is declared, with instructions to check phones or the campus web page for further information. The emergency message can be targeted to specific buildings or zones, or sent campuswide.

Developed by Chris Lundberg (CMET Classroom Technologies) and implemented with the UO’s Department of Public Safety and Office of Emergency Management, the system provides a simultaneous early warning for a potentially large number of students and faculty, including occupants of campus classrooms that lack good cellular reception for text alerts.

See http://em.uoregon.edu//info/notification/ for more details about the Smart Classroom Alert system and emergency notification in general. While you’re there, take a moment to register your mobile phone for text alerts.

Interactive Media Collaborates on New UO Virtual Tour

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

The UO Libraries’ Interactive Media group is currently collaborating with a team from Admissions, Student Orientation Programs and Web Communications to design and develop a new UO Virtual Tour. The new tour will be developed in phases with the first release utilizing video clips and images to introduce prospective students to campus life. Ideas for future phases include an interactive map, student blogs, student produced content and the ability to IM current students about their experience at the UO. The first release of the UO Virtual Tour is expected to launch at the beginning of summer term 2009.

CMET:Interactive Media Develops Online Learning Object for Human Anatomy 311

Friday, December 19th, 2008

In collaboration with Dr. Susan Verscheure (Instructor, UO Department of Human Physiology and Director, UO Graduate Athletic Training Program) CMET:Interactive Media has recently completed an online learning object to assist human anatomy students in the diagnosis of injuries to muscles, ligaments and nerves. The result is a virtual sports medicine clinic where students accompany a certified athletic trainer on rounds as she demonstrates the use of range of motion tests to diagnose injuries. Utilizing detailed graphics, interactive animations, audio and quizzing, this self-paced learning object allows students to get an internal view of how these injured tissues react to range of motion tests while practicing the underlying clinical logic with virtual patients. To learn more, check out this brief interview with Dr Verscheure as she talks about the project and her experience working with CMET:Interactive Media.

CMET:Interactive Media Collaborates to Create Media Rich Website Documenting Research of Archaeological Monuments in the Altai Region of Mongolia

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

CMET:Interactive Media is currently collaborating with Dr. Esther Jacobson-Tepfer, UO Department of Art History, and the UO Infographics Lab on an NEH funded website to document ancient archaeological monuments in the Altai Mountains in Mongolia. This website supports Dr Jacobson-Tepfer’s understanding that “archaeological monuments reflect the movement of ancient hunters and herders through time and space; and that the orientation of monuments and their placement within the landscape were deliberate and meaninful.” The website features an inventory of monument classes, an interactive photographic archive, an interactive map and background on the geography and landscape of the Altai Region. The website will be accompanied by a print atlas documenting the project and region, published by ESRI Press. The site is expected to launch in Spring 2009.

CMET Video Production Records Radio & TV Interviews for NPR, CBC, OPB, Good Morning America & the Fox Business Channel

Friday, November 7th, 2008

During the month of October, CMET’s Video Production recorded several radio and TV interviews with UO faculty as well as an interview with Rep. Peter Defazio for the Fox Business Channel. Video Production regularly records remote interviews for both radio and television which are broadcast by news organizations around the world.

Video Production recorded the following two radio interviews for NPR’s “All Things Considered”:

  • After Hand Transplant, Patient’s Brain Adapts” spoke with UO Associate Professor Psychology, Scott Frey, who is using magnetic resonance scanning to study the brain of David Savage who received a hand transplant in 2006.
  • Chocolate Milkshakes on the Brain” interviewed Eric Stice from the Oregon Research Institute and Cara Bohon, clinical psychology doctoral student in the UO Psychology Department, about how the brains of overweight people respond to the anticipation and consumption of something which stimulates the “reward system” of the brain.

On October 13th, CMET Video Production recorded an radio interview for OPB’s “Think Out Loud” with the Dean of the UO School of Journalism and Communication, Tim Gleason. The topic was how the profession of journalism is defined today in a world of bloggers and online videographers.

Cara Bohon, UO doctoral student in clinical psychology was interviewed again by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporations, “Quirks and Quarks”, regarding her research with Eric Stice on the response of the brain’s dorsal stratium to “pleasurable” food and how this may impact the eating habits of overweight people.

Video Production also recorded two interviews for television broadcast — the first an interview with Dr. Eric Stice for ‘Good Morning America” and the second with Rep. Peter Defazio for the Fox Business Channel’s “Cavuto”.