Monday, October 28, 2002

Washington College Unveils New Multimedia And Technology Learning Center

Chestertown, MD, October 28, 2002 — Washington College has unveiled a redesigned and updated multimedia and technology-learning center for the campus. The former Beck Computing Center in William Smith Hall not only has a new look but also a new purpose. Now renamed the Beck Multimedia and Technology Learning Center, the lab will offer technology-training workshops in a multifunctional Windows and Macintosh environment. On Tuesday, October 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. the College's Office of Information Technologies held a Technology Showcase to celebrate the Center's grand opening.
New Apple iBooks and Gateway laptop computers have replaced the old Macintoshes. Technologies such as state-of-the-art digital video editing workstations, digital video and digital still cameras, and a DVD/VCR unit are new additions to the Center. The Center also has a networked DeskJet Color printer that any workstation can print to. Scanners and a black-and-white laser jet printer are also available. The software available in the Center includes Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro, Flash, iMovie, PhotoShop, Microsoft Office, and much more.
“It's not just another appealing public computing center,” said Sharon Sledge, the Assistant Director of Academic Computing and IT Support Services. “It's a dedicated Multimedia and Technology Center. The Center's goal is to provide learning opportunities that help the Washington College community make effective use of new technologies.”
The Center is setup to support traditional instructor-led training and strives to provide just-in-time training that is specific to the needs of the learner. There will be instructor-led workshops on everything from how to use MacOS X and Windows XP to creating and editing web pages, digital movies and other multimedia content.

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