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Upcoming WICShops

  • STATA Basics
    Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015Time: 10:00am - 11:30amPresenter: Anu Vedantham Location: Goldstein Electronic Classroom, Rm 114, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    Join us for a overview of STATA. We will explore basic functionality using examples...

  • R Basics
    Date: Friday, July 17, 2015Time: 10:00am - 11:30amPresenter: Katie Rawson Location: WIC Seminar Room, Rm 124, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    Join us for a overview of R. We will explore basic functionality using examples from public policy...

  • Infographics: Using Data to Narrate and Inform
    Date: Monday, July 13, 2015Time: 9:30am - 11:30amPresenter: William Hodgson & Rashmi Kumar Location: Collab. Classroom, Rm 113, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    Infographics can help you tell a powerful story with your data. Join us for an...

  • Video in Teaching: ScreenFlow
    Date: Monday, July 20, 2015Time: 10:00am - 11:00amPresenter: William Hodgson Location: WIC Seminar Room, Rm 124, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    Screenflow creates powerful videos of your computer screen with your narration. It can help your...

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

Lynda.com Access

You can borrow a Lynda license for one day from the Weigle Information Commons for use from any location.
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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

  • Charles Dickens, Intellectual Property, and Penn
    July 02, 2015 | Shawn Martin
    Recently I was reading an article written by Charles Dickens’ great great great granddaughter which advocated for greater intellectual property rights. At the same time, I’ve been following some debates about reforming patent law. What I find interesting in both discussions is the appeal to a long and complicated history of intellectual property...
  • 3D printers and Science
    June 26, 2015 | lahariu
    One fine day, a friend, Jon, came up to me with a 3D print request. He wanted to print out some parts, which would help in some of his experiments. I asked him to explain and this is what he is gonna be doing with those printed parts. A thin film is typically a very thin layer of advanced materials which is generally found in household electronics...
  • Interview with Audrey Harnagel
    June 20, 2015 | jaimemariee
     Audrey Harnagel, rising Penn senior, recently completed the Hoesley Digital Literacy Fellows Program. As we enter summer, we would like to acknowledge some of the incredible collaborations we’ve had with students this year. Today we’re delving into the work of Audrey Harnegel, a rising senior at Penn, who works in multiple...