Olson Library to Open Digital Media Tutoring Center

Friday 16, 2017

Olson Library will open the Digital Media Tutoring Center (DMTC) in Fall 2017. The DMTC will offer peer tutoring to support students incorporating multimedia in class assignments. The goal is to provide support for students who are not in multimedia-related programs such as CAPS or Art & Design.

Student media projects are being assigned in a growing number of classes, which reflects 21st century workplace trends and NMU’s own general education outcomes. During this pilot year, DMTC will start with three workstations with the Adobe Suite of software and two 34” monitors in which students can connect their laptops.  Tutoring will focus on resources available through the students’ own laptops using the open source software OpenShot for video editing and Audacity for audio.

The DTMC expects to provide tutoring 20-30 hours each week on the main floor of the library, in the room that currently holds the microfilm readers. The plan is to allow students to reserve a tutoring time during open hours. Equipment including cameras, microphones and tripods will be available for checkout at the library to assist with media projects.

Kevin McDonough is leading the effort, in consultation with CAPS, Art & Design, the Learning Resources Division and All-Campus Tutoring.

The first year of the DTMC is made possible with support from the NMU Foundation's Olson Library Fund.

Leslie Warren, dean of Academic Information Services, submitted this announcement.

Kristi Evans
News Director