Arabic class in ILRC

Services for Faculty and Staff

CLEAR’s Rich Internet Application Access: The Interactive Language Resource Center has partnered with and has received permission to access Michigan State University's Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) Rich Internet Applications beginning immediately on an unlimited basis. Several of their web-based applications may be of great use to you for your Spring Semester courses. Among applications being offered by CLEAR are: Audio Drop Boxes, Broadcasts,  SMILE, and MashUps. To set up an account with CLEAR, visit their RIA website and register with a new account. Any email address with “muohio.edu” will have unlimited access to the site.

Television and Satellite Broadcast/Conference Recording: The ILRC is able to record  broadcasts off the MUNet Cable System for use in your class or for use in the ILRC. We are able to record either with video tape or digitally and upload the video to the ILRC Online. Please contact the ILRC to schedule taping. Please have as much information as possible when scheduling a recording (MUNet channel, time, day, satellite coordinates and bandwidth, satellite name, etc.

Web-Conferencing: Ten computers in the ILRC are equipped with web cameras for internet videoconferencing. If you would like to schedule a conference with a fellow student or colleague anywhere in the world, you may reserve these computers at specific days and times for your video conference.

Reserve Shelf Items: If you wish to put audio tapes, videos, DVD, CD-ROMs, etc on reserve for your classes to use, please complete a faculty request form which is available at the front desk. Let us know the dates you wish to have the items on reserve and then off reserve, and we will take care of the rest!

Computer Classroom Scheduling: Instructors may bring their classes into the ILRC to use Irvin Hall 50 or 60,. Irvin Hall 50 accommodates up to 18 students with Windows computers. Irvin Hall 60 accommodates up to 34 students with Macintosh computers, plus an additional 10 Windows computers for open lab use. DVD/CD burning, DVD/CD playback, digital video editing, word processing, or Internet-based materials may be used on any of these computers.

Introduction to Technology and Related Workshops: You may schedule an ILRC orientation session for yourself or your classes. The ILRC Director will conduct a hands-on session with your class in many topics. Just ask and the Director will develop something for you!

Creating Materials for the ILRC Online: If you have audio, video, visual, web, or interactive materials that you would like to be housed on the ILRC Online, please contact the Director for assistance. We will be glad to digitize any copyright-free materials you have and place them on the server for 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week access. The ILRC Online Fileserver houses several faculty and student initatives.

Audio Cassette Tape Duplication: The ILRC will duplicate cassette tapes that accompany your course materials. If the materials will be housed in the ILRC, we will supply the audio cassette tapes. If the materials will be housed outside the ILRC, you will need to bring your own cassette tapes (high quality 90 minute blank cassettes such as Sony, Maxell, TDK, etc.) or have your department provide them for you. When requesting audio tape duplications, be sure to complete a faculty request form which is available at the front desk. Please allow one working day for us to duplicate tapes.

Video Tape Digitization: The ILRC will digitize video tapes that accompany your course materials. If the materials will be housed in the ILRC, we will supply the video tapes. If the materials will be housed outside the ILRC, you will need to bring your own tapes (high quality video tape, preferrably T-120) or have your department provide them for you. Please allow us at least three working days to process your request. When requesting a video tape duplication, be sure to complete a faculty request form which is available at the front desk.

Video Standard Conversion: The ILRC will convert video tapes that accompany your course materials or projects from any world standard (PAL, SECAM, or NTSC) to any other world standard. If the materials will be housed in the ILRC, we will supply the video tapes. If the materials will be housed outside the ILRC, you will need to bring your own tapes (high quality video tape, preferrably T-120) or have your department provide them for you. Allow us at least three working days to process your request. When requesting a video tape conversion, be sure to complete a faculty request form which is available at the front desk.

Audio and Video Editing: If you need to make an audio recording for a class, you may use a Fostex tape recorder and microphone. The ILRC assistant or the Director can help you use the equipment and help guides are readily available. The ILRC also has video editing equipment that you may use to edit or compile several videos into a professional looking finished piece. Ask the assistant on duty or the Director for help.