Upcoming events

Spring 2017 programming for faculty and graduate students:

World.Wine.Web. is back to blend stimulating conversation over savory snacks and beverages. This quarter’s workshop programming features some of the Studio’s most requested offerings: how to get a grasp on data in various forms, how to get started with videoconferencing, and how to make course materials more accessible to learners.

World.Wine.Web.— a quarterly salon event featuring faculty projects, teaching topics

“Opening a Door to Undergraduate Research”
How do we meaningfully involve students in public-facing scholarly projects? Harris Feinsod will demo the Open Door Archive, a scholarly platform built by Northwestern faculty, students, staff together with the Media and Design Studio.

Friday, May 12, 3:30-5 pm
Kresge 2305 — Third Space

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Special Event — Exhibit and Installation at the Block Museum

Be sure to visit a special gallery exhibit opening in April at the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art: “We Are Revolutionaries: The Wall of Respect and Chicago’s Mural Movement,” featuring student projects developed in conjunction with the Media and Design Studio.  April 21-June 18

Language Symposium — an opportunity to focus on language instruction and learning

The Northwestern University Council on Language Instruction and the Media and Design Studio together with the Center for the Study of Languages (University of Chicago), the Sandy Port Errant Language and Culture Learning Center (UIC) and the Department of Modern Languages at DePaul University, invite you to participate in the Chicago Language Symposium 2017.  April 22, 2017

Workshops — an opportunity to broaden knowledge and skills
  • Teleconferencing and Telecollaboration — In this workshop we will explore popular campus technologies that can bridge face-to-face and online class participation, including Skype, BlueJeans and Adobe Connect. We will also demonstrate the powerful videoconferencing tools installed in the  Media and Design Studio classrooms.
    Workshop Date 1: Friday, April 14 1-2 pm
    Workshop Date 2: Thursday, April 27, 3-4pm
    Kresge Room 2530
    Register Online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/33087883751
  • Accessibility Principles —  In this introductory workshop you will discover the challenges all students can encounter while using Canvas and will learn the simple steps that can dramatically improve the accessibility of course content. (co-led with Northwestern IT Faculty Support Services).
    Tuesday, April 18, 1-2 pm
    Norris University Center
    Register Online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/32726709469
  • Using Gamification to Engage Students —  In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn the concepts of gamification in education. Learn about the advantages (and barriers) to gamification and how it might be used to motivate your students. (co-led with Northwestern IT Faculty Support Services).
    Thursday, April 20, 3-4:30 pm
    Kresge Hall, 2305
    Register Online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/32901741996
  • Data, Databases, and Elizabeth Taylor — Now, more than ever, electronic data is everywhere, recording and recounting the story of the human experience. How do we begin to understand how information is organized and stored? Also, what can an actress and model teach us about data modeling? In this workshop, we will discover data in various forms, and learn what computers need to understand complex relationships.
    Workshop Date 1: Friday, May 5, 1-2pm
    Workshop Date 2: Thursday, May 25, 3-4pm
    Kresge Room 2530
    Register Online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/33088129486
Interested in a workshop? RSVP using the online registration links above. Or, Send a quick email to mmlc@northwestern.edu with any questions, comments, or just to let us know you’ll be attending!