The Multimedia Services unit is a school-wide resource available to all School of Education faculty who wish to capture video in their classroom, use videoconferencing, or make online video available for student use in their coursework. The unit provides technical specifications for video and computer hardware that students in some programs (the MAC program, in particular) must purchase. A new facility in the School, the Brandon Center provides open collaboration areas, meeting rooms, and consultants to assist faculty in research and instructional projects.
Brandon Center is a repository for "records of practice": classroom artifacts of learning and teaching which include student work, documents, in-class video, teacher notebooks, and more. Students in SoE classes are reviewing video of model teachers to identify examples of effective techniques. Faculty review and annotate in-classroom video of UM student teachers.
Faculty have held webinars with prospective students to answer questions about the School and to highlight the strengths of the School.
Students working toward a Master’s of Education with Certification degree are required to purchase a video camera
The Brandon Center is open Monday through Thursday, 9am to 9pm, and Friday until 5pm. Full-time staff are available until 5pm weekdays. (764-5427)