Tablet Lending Program at WNMU

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UPDATE 4/25/12 : We are very happy to announce that the first batch of brand-new tablets have arrived and are being set-up for lending. This first round will include 6 Android Samsung Galaxy 10.1s and 6 Apple iPads. Check back for updates on when they will be available to checkout from MTS…

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Tablet computers are very much in the news these days. Many colleges and universities were among the early adopters and have established wildly popular lending programs for iPads and Android devices at their schools. We here at Media Technologies would like to know what our faculty, students and staff would like to see in a similar program here at Western. Apple iPads? Windows 8 tablets? Android? What kind of things would you want to be able to do with them as far as apps go?

Your opinions matter, as our job is to provide you all with the most up-to-date and useful technology possible to help you in your pursuits here at WNMU. Please let us know what you think by leaving a comment here! Thanks!

Document Cameras!

Miss those old overheads? Wonder whatever came in to replace them? Well, we have two different document cameras that can project not only print media, but just about anything else as well. Coupled with a data projector, these devices can put that tabletop lab demonstration up on the big screen. Want to show a page in a book to the whole room? How about finger positioning for a music or art class? This camera is perfect for all those things. Submit an equipment request form to try one out!

 

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Our first-generation tablet wasn’t seeing much action, so we’ve upgraded it to Windows 7 and added video out and PowerPoint.

Throw in one of our brand-new PowerPoint remotes and a data projector you have pretty slick presentation package. Unlike some “other” devices, this one has USB ports so running a remote and a flash drive at the same time is easy!

Look for an expanded tablet lending program to come in the (hopefully) near future!

The Great Race goes “Pro”

UPDATE: The Great Race is here! We already have some pretty amazing footage that we are working on getting posted up here real soon. Thank you all so much for being tolerant of the added “feature” on the car!

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The Great Race is just weeks away and in honor of the race’s 45th anniversary, MTS will be using a new HD GoPro camera to capture all the best footage for the official race video. Check out what it can do below…

After all the Great Race-tivities are behind us, we will be putting the camera on our lending list for short-term checkouts. Should prove extra-worthy for recording all sorts of Mustang activities and sports events…

DodgeBall anyone?