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Upcoming WICShops

  • WordPress Basics
    Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pmPresenter: Chava Spivak-Birndorf Location: WIC Seminar Room Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    WordPress is a free open source publishing application that supports millions of blogs and websites....

  • Engaging Students Through Technology Symposium 2016
    Date: Monday, October 10, 2016Time: 10:00am - 3:30pm Location: Kislak Center Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, 6th Floor Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    The annual Engaging Students Through Technology symposium shines a spotlight on innovative uses of technology in the...

  • Sharing Your Work Through Academic Social Media Sites and ScholarlyCommons
    Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pmPresenter: Rebecca Stuhr Location: Kislak Center Seminar Room 626, 6th Floor Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    Rebecca Stuhr will be presenting on some of the major academic...

  • Creative Commons: A License to Share
    Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pmPresenter: Sarah Wipperman Location: Kislak Center Seminar Room 627, 6th Floor Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    Sarah Wipperman will be leading a discussion on Creative Commons (CC) licenses...

Technology resources and tutorials

Vitale Digital Media Lab

Vitale Digital Media Lab

The Vitale Digital Media Lab in the Weigle Information Commons provides walk-in assistance with video creation, animation, graphic design, poster design and borrowing equipment such as video cameras.

Vitale Digital Media Lab

Success Stories

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Success Stories

Online Tutorials

Our online tutorials are a great way to get started with a variety of technologies. They supplement our in-person and online workshops.
Online Tutorials

Recent Blog Posts

  • Getting your audio/video transcribed
    October 27, 2016 | David Toccafondi
    This post is adapted from an email I wrote in response to a question about the best way of obtaining a transcription of an audio file. Good transcriptions/captions are incredibly useful in a variety of situations, and due to ADA compliance, they’re increasingly a necessity. People usually don’t think about this ahead of time, and I try to...
  • Technology and Language Change: How Memes and Emojis Are The Language of The 21st Century and That’s OK
    October 19, 2016 | pakstisj
    Prescriptivism is dead. That should be read as a warning of bias. This article is written from the perspective that overly regimenting language is a harmful practice. (Counterarguments and thoughts about this topic are more than welcome in the comments section below!) In a linguistic sense, prescriptivism stunts natural language change and...
  • Penn’s Access Engineering Gives Philly Teens Hands-On STEM Experience
    August 30, 2016 | Guest Author
    Kaylin Raby is a junior studying Systems Engineering and is the president of Access Engineering at Penn. In this guest post, she describes what the club does and explains its mission. Recently there has been a push to encourage science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in schools across the country. Science and Math are standard...