The Digital Media Studio (DMS), established in 2006 through grants and donations, is located in Strauss Hall 265 and 266. The student workers are trained to assist education majors, faculty, and staff with a variety of technology-based services. The lab houses 18 iMac computers, 18 scanners, 30 digital voice recorders, 10 digital cameras, and 15 video cameras.
The studio provides support for education majors and faculty across all teacher preparation programs including, but not limited to, TaskStream, Moodle, portfolio artifacts, digital video and still camera circulation, and professional development. The studio also serves as a place for professional development for faculty and students. Workshops throughout the semester have been held in the studio on various topics ranging from TaskStream workshops to digital video.
In addition, with the emphasis from ULM administration to develop online courses and course materials, the studio will act as a resource and support center for faculty who are working on these projects. In the previous semester, we implemented the Student Technology Assistants for Research and Teaching (START) program. This program paired a faculty member who was interested in integrating technology into their course or creating an online course with a student worker.