The Digital Studio employs many talented tutors who teach students both inside and out of the Digital Studio’s tutoring space. One way that tutors educate outside of the Studio space is through workshops. The Digital Studio also collaborates with various clubs and organizations on campus, such as the Archimedes Initiative and the semi-annual EGR120 poster competition.
“The Digital Studio has been tremendously helpful for my students,” Oler said. “Several of them visited this semester and got help on several stages of their presentations, ranging from pre-planning to technical assistance. Overall, my students’ presentations were better than they were in the past.”
“Participating in the Digital Literacies Student Project Redesign allowed students to gain digital composition skills that will transfer to their other coursework and, eventually, to their careers. Students were engaged and interested in the process, and gained key digital literacy skills that will help them to be active participants in our digital culture. I am thankful that CTLE and the Digital Studio provide these kinds of opportunities for me as an instructor, and for my students, to help them succeed and excel in their coursework and their future composition outside of the university.”
“My physics lab students have had the creation of a conference-style poster, as well as preparation of an audio/visual presentation, as part of the report assignment for several semesters. Since last Spring, the assignment has included a meeting with the Digital Studio staff to help plan the structure and layout of both projects. I have noticed a marked improvement in the quality of the materials produced by my students once we started making use of the Digital Studio resources.”
“The Digital Studio allows my students to develop skills in contemporary forms of dissemination (posters, infographics, podcasts) that is becoming increasingly important to the communication of engineering designs and research. The space provides not only the technological tools they need to develop their expertise in digital literacies, but supports them with the personnel with practical experience that can allow my students to overcome common issues to applying digital literacies. I have seen that through the use of digital literacies in my courses, my students have a deeper knowledge of the content and more thorough justification of their solutions to design problems.”