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The Research & Instructional Design team’s educational technologists and instructional designers work with faculty to help students to develop a deep understanding and proficiency with creating and analyzing media.

Areas of Focus

3D Modeling

Three dimensional modeling is the process of creating representations of any surface or object by manipulating polygons, edges, and vertices in simulated 3D space. Includes 3D printing and photogrammetry.

Audio and Video Production

Audio and video production is the process of planning, recording, and editing sound and images to create a unified work. Includes animation, music editing, podcasting, and video production.

Extended Reality

Extended reality (XR) is an umbrella term used to describe immersive technologies employed in augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality to merge the physical and virtual worlds.

Graphic Design and Visualization

Graphic design and visualization communicate information through the arrangement of lines, shapes, colors, text, and images. Includes data visualization, layout design, web design, and blogging.

Spatial Analysis

Spatial analysis is the process of examining the locations, attributes, and relationships of features in spatial data through overlay and other analytic techniques to address a question or gain useful knowledge. Includes mapping and photogrammetry.

Course Support, 2021-22

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Audio and Video Production

  • AFRST 214 - Black Voices in Song

    Assignment: Presentation, Video
    Tools: Google Slides, PowerPoint, Zoom
    Professor: C. Botha
    LITS: S. Cunningham
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • ANTHR 319 - Crossing and Transgressions

    Assignment: Podcast
    Tools: PowerPoint, Zoom
    Professor: M. Durrani
    LITS: B. Saltzman
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • ART 213 - Introduction to Video

    Assignment: Video
    Tools: Adobe Premier
    Professor: E. Gant
    LITS: B. Olsen
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • ART 221 - Introduction to Animation

    Assignment: Video, Animation
    Tools: Adobe Premier
    Professor: E. Gant
    LITS: B. Olsen
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • ASNST 160 - Everyday Islam

    Assignment: Podcast, Research Paper
    Tools: Audacity, Bibliographic Databases, Library Catalog, PowerPoint, Zoom
    Professor: U. Hamid
    LITS: S. Cunningham, K. Strohmeyer
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • DART 240 - Performance, Ritual & Technology

    Assignment: Performance, Video
    Tools: DJI Mavic Drone, DJI Mavic 2 Drone, DJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone
    Professor: A. Huff
    LITS: D. Higgins
    Semester: Fall 2021

Data Analysis

  • ECON 166 - Economic Theory & Evidence

    Assignment: MS Excel Workbook
    Tools: MS Excel
    Professor: M. Alloush
    LITS: A. Wu
    Semester: Fall 2020

  • ECON 266 - Econometrics

    Assignment: Research Paper
    Tools: STATA
    Professor: P. Chaudhuri
    LITS: A. Wu
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • ECON 421 - Development Economics

    Assignment: Research Paper
    Tools: STATA
    Professor: E. Conover
    LITS: A. Wu
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • GOVT 230 - Data Analysis

    Assignment: Research Paper
    Tools: STATA
    Professor: Z. Chen
    LITS: A. Wu
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • HIST 156 - Making Modern Cities

    Assignment: Map, Research Paper
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Internet Resources, Library Catalog, Story Maps
    Professor: L. Trivedi
    LITS: D. Reichler, K. Strohmeyer
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • HIST 377 - Violence, Law & Justice in the Middle Ages

    Assignment: Research Paper
    Tools: Google Sheets
    Professor: J. Eldevik
    LITS: D. Higgins
    Semester: Fall 2021

Extended Reality

  • ARTH 108 - The Divine Body

    Assignment: Online Exhibit, Presentation
    Tools: Google Maps
    Professor: A. Menon
    LITS: B. Saltzman
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • ARTH 284 - Northern Renaissance Art

    Assignment: Online Exhibit, Presentation
    Tools: Artsteps
    Professor: L. Tillery
    LITS: B. Saltzman
    Semester: Fall 2021

Graphic Design and Visualization

  • ART 116 - Introduction to Photography

    Assignment: Photograph
    Tools: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom
    Professor: S. Forero
    LITS: B. Olsen
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • ART 221 - Introduction to Animation

    Assignment: Video, Animation
    Tools: Adobe Premier
    Professor: E. Gant
    LITS: B. Olsen
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • ARTH 108 - The Divine Body

    Assignment: Online Exhibit, Presentation
    Tools: Google Maps
    Professor: A. Menon
    LITS: B. Saltzman
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • ARTH 284 - Northern Renaissance Art

    Assignment: Online Exhibit, Presentation
    Tools: Artsteps
    Professor: L. Tillery
    LITS: B. Saltzman
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • ARTH 320 - Race & Racism in the Middle Ages

    Assignment: Website
    Tools: WordPress
    Professor: L. Tillery
    LITS: D. Higgins
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • BIO 214 - Healthcare Systems

    Assignment: Map
    Tools: ArcGIS Online, Story Maps
    Professor: H. Lehman
    LITS: D. Reichler
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • COLEG 300 - NYC program

    Assignment: Photograph, Website
    Tools:
    Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, WordPress Professor: R. Knight
    LITS: D. Higgins, L. Mayo, B. Olsen
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • ECON 166 - Economic Theory & Evidence

    Assignment: MS Excel Workbook
    Tools: MS Excel
    Professor: M. Alloush
    LITS: A. Wu
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • ECON 266 - Econometrics

    Assignment: Research Paper
    Tools: STATA
    Professor: P. Chaudhuri
    LITS: A. Wu
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • ECON 421 - Development Economics

    Assignment: Research Paper
    Tools: STATA
    Professor: E. Conover
    LITS: A. Wu
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • ENVST 110 - Introduction to Environmental Studies

    Assignment: Map
    Tools: ArcGIS Online
    Professor: A. Strong
    LITS: D. Reichler
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • ENVST 220 - Cultural & Natural History of the Adirondack Park

    Assignment: Blog, Website
    Tools: WordPress
    Professor: W. Galusky
    LITS: G. Asu, D. Higgins
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • ENVST 234 - Environmental Justice

    Assignment: Website
    Tools: WordPress
    Professor: P. Chandrasekaran
    LITS: D. Higgins
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • ENVST 340 - Changing Arctic Ecosystems

    Assignment: Map
    Tools: ArcGIS Online, Story Maps
    Professor: H. Kropp
    LITS: D. Reichler
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • GOVT 230 - Data Analysis

    Assignment: Research Paper
    Tools: STATA
    Professor: Z. Chen
    LITS: A. Wu
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • HEOP - Higher Education Opportunity Program

    Assignment: Poster
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, PowerPoint, Zoom
    Professor: K. Brewer
    LITS: G. Asu, S. Cunningham
    Semester: Summer 2021

  • HIST 124 - Silk Road

    Assignment: Map, Research Paper
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Internet Resources, Library Catalog, Story Maps
    Professor: L. Trivedi
    LITS: D. Reichler, K. Strohmeyer
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • HIST 156 - Making Modern Cities

    Assignment: Bibliography, Research Paper
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Internet Resources, Library Catalog, MS Excel
    Professor: L. Trivedi
    LITS: A. Wohnsen, A. Wu
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • HIST 377 - Violence, Law & Justice in the Middle Ages

    Assignment: Research Paper
    Tools: Google Sheets
    Professor: J. Eldevik
    LITS: D. Higgins
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • PPOL 500 - Senior Project

    Assignment: Research Paper
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Library Catalog, Powerpoint
    Professor: F. Anechiarico
    LITS: L. Mayo, A. Wohnsen
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • PSYCH 324 - Law and Human Behavior

    Assignment: Poster
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Powerpoint
    Professor: K. Williams
    LITS: G. Asu, A. Wohnsen
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • SOC 238 - Sports & Society

    Assignment: Website
    Tools: WordPress
    Professor: A. Manning
    LITS: D. Higgins, R. Larson
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • SOC 329 - Sociology of Food Production

    Assignment: Blog
    Tools: WordPress
    Professor: S. Ellingson
    LITS: D. Higgins, R. Larson
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • THETR 105 - Introduction to Making Theatre

    Assignment: Research Paper
    Tools:
    Professor: J. Larson
    LITS: S. Strohmeyer
    Semester: Fall 2021

Information Literacy

  • ARCH 510 - Senior Seminar

    Assignment: Thesis
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Library Catalog, RefWorks
    Professor: L. Carpenter
    LITS: R. Larson
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • ASNST 115 - Science & Islam: A Global History

    Assignment: Research Papers
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Library Catalog
    Professor: S. Datoo
    LITS: A. Wohnsen
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • ASNST 160 - Everyday Islam

    Assignment: Podcast, Research Paper
    Tools: Audacity, Bibliographic Databases, Library Catalog, PowerPoint, Zoom
    Professor: U. Hamid
    LITS: S. Cunningham, K. Strohmeyer
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • BICHM 346 - Biochemistry Lab

    Assignment: Bibliography, Literature Review, Research Paper
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, RefWorks
    Professor: N. Relles
    LITS: G. Asu
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • BIO 100F - Genetic Engineering

    Assignment: Bibliography, Literature Review, Research Paper
    Professor: N. Nannas
    LITS: G. Asu
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • BIO 100J - Our Blue Planet

    Assignment: Bibliography, Literature Review, Research Paper
    Professor: P. Reynolds
    LITS: G. Asu
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • BIO 428 - Seminar in Genetic Medicine

    Assignment: Bibliography, Literature Review, Research Paper
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases
    Professor: N. Nannas
    LITS: G. Asu
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • GOVT 112-01 - Comparative Politics

    Assignment: Research Paper
    Tools: Library Catalog
    Professor: A. Chan
    LITS: A. Wohnsen
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • GOVT 112-02 - Comparative Politics

    Assignment: Research Paper
    Tools: Library Catalog
    Professor: S. Orvis
    LITS: A. Wohnsen
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • GOVT 112 -03 - Comparative Politics

    Assignment: Research Paper
    Tools: Library Catalog
    Professor: P. Maghsoud-Nia
    LITS: A. Wohnsen
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • HEOP - Higher Education Opportunity Program

    Assignment: Poster
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, PowerPoint, Zoom
    Professor: K. Brewer
    LITS: G. Asu, S. Cunningham
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • HIST 156 - Making Modern Cities

    Assignment: Map, Research Paper
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Internet Resources, Library Catalog, Story Maps
    Professor: L. Trivedi
    LITS: D. Reichler, K. Strohmeyer
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • HIST 159 - America in Two World Wars

    Assignment: Research Paper
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Internet Resources, Library Catalog
    Professor: T. Seidule
    LITS: R. Larson
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • HSPST 400 - Writers of the Boom

    Assignment: Research Papers
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Library Catalog
    Professor: J. Burke
    LITS: A. Wohnsen
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • LIT 118 - Food in Literature & Film

    Assignment: Presentation
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Internet Resources, Library Catalog
    Professor: N. Guttman
    LITS: A. Wohnsen
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • LIT 119 - Literature as/of Medicine

    Assignment: Research Paper
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Library Catalog
    Professor: O. Oerlemans
    LITS: A. Wohnsen
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • LIT 129 - Truth & Justice: The American Way

    Assignment: Research Paper
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Library Catalog
    Professor: D. Larson
    LITS: A. Wohnsen
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • LIT 148 - Echoes and Encores

    Assignment: Class Discussion
    Professor: P. Sundar
    LITS: A. Wohnsen
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • LIT 149 - Finding Identity

    Assignment: Presentation, Research Paper
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Internet Resources, Library Catalog
    Professor: K. Terrell
    LITS: A. Wohnsen
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • LIT 221 - Intro to Old English

    Assignment: Presentation, Research Paper
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Library Catalog
    Professor: K. Terrell
    LITS: K. Strohmeyer
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • LIT 222 - Chaucer: Gender & Genre

    Assignment: Presentation, Research Paper
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Library Catalog
    Professor: K. Terrell
    LITS: K. Strohmeyer
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • LIT 242 - Drama in Dialogue

    Assignment: Bibliography, Presentation, Research Paper
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Library Catalog
    Professor: K. Terrell
    LITS: K. Strohmeyer
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • LIT 314 - The New Confessional

    Assignment: Essay
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Internet Resources, Library Catalog
    Professor: J. Springer
    LITS: R. Larson
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • LIT 380 - Contemporary Graphic Narrative

    Assignment: Research Paper
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Library Catalog
    Professor: B. Widiss
    LITS: R. Larson
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • LIT 496 - Seminar: Independent Projects

    Assignment: Thesis
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Library Catalog
    Professor: B. Widiss
    LITS: R. Larson
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • PPOL 500 - Senior Project

    Assignment: Research Paper
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Library Catalog, Powerpoint
    Professor: F. Anechiarico
    LITS: L. Mayo, A. Wohnsen
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • PSYCH 324 - Law and Human Behavior

    Assignment: Poster
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Powerpoint
    Professor: K. Williams
    LITS: G. Asu, A. Wohnsen
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • PSYCH 500 - Senior Project

    Assignment: Bibliography, Literature Review, Research Paper
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Library Catalog
    Professor: E. Harrigan
    LITS: G. Asu
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • PSYCH 500 - Senior Project

    Assignment: Bibliography, Literature Review, Thesis
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Library Catalog
    Professor: K. Faig
    LITS: G. Asu
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • RELST 330 - Martyrdom in Antiquity

    Assignment: Research Paper
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Library Catalog
    Professor: S. Griffis
    LITS: K. Strohmeyer
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • SOC 549 - Senior Seminar

    Assignment: Thesis
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Library Catalog, RefWorks
    Professor: J. Kucinskas
    LITS: R. Larson
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • THETR 105 - Introduction to Making Theatre

    Assignment: Research Paper
    Tools:
    Professor: J. Larson
    LITS: S. Strohmeyer
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • WMGST 101-01 - Introduction to Women & Gender Studies

    Assignment: Research Paper
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Library Catalog
    Professor: M. Stember
    LITS: L. Mayo
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • WMGST 101-03 - Introduction to Women and Gender Studies

    Assignment: Research Paper
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Library Catalog
    Professor: S. Hussain
    LITS: A. Wohnsen
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • WMGST 201 - Introduction to Feminist Though

    Assignment: Research Paper
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Library Catalog, RefWorks
    Professor: M. Stember
    LITS: L. Mayo
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • WMGST 301 - Feminist Methodological Perspective

    Assignment: Bibliography, Literature Review
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases
    Professor: S. Soderling
    LITS: L. Mayo
    Semester: Fall 2021

Spatial Analysis

  • BIO 214 - Healthcare Systems

    Assignment: Map
    Tools: ArcGIS Online, Story Maps
    Professor: H. Lehman
    LITS: D. Reichler
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • ENVST 110 - Introduction to Environmental Studies

    Assignment: Map
    Tools: ArcGIS Online
    Professor: A. Strong
    LITS: D. Reichler
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • ENVST 340 - Changing Arctic Ecosystems

    Assignment: Map
    Tools: ArcGIS Online, Story Maps
    Professor: H. Kropp
    LITS: D. Reichler
    Semester: Fall 2021

  • HIST 124 - Silk Road

    Assignment: Map, Research Paper
    Tools: Bibliographic Databases, Internet Resources, Library Catalog, Story Maps
    Professor: L. Trivedi
    LITS: D. Reichler, K. Strohmeyer
    Semester: Fall 2021

Digital Tools by Capability *

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3D Modeling

Audio and Video Production

Data Analysis

  • Citrix

    Citrix is a client/server configuration that makes statistical software available for Hamilton students, faculty, and staff.

  • Microsoft Excel

    Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet software program used to organize, visualize, and analyze data.

  • Qualtrics XM

    Qualtrics XM is web based software that allows the user to create surveys and generate reports

  • R

    R is a programming language for statistical computing and graphics.

  • RStudio

    RStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for R. It includes a console, syntax-highlighting editor that supports direct code execution, as well as tools for plotting, history, debugging and workspace management.

  • SPSS

    SPSS is a social sciences statistical program for data and text analysis, modeling, and visualization. Use Citrix to access.

  • Stata

    Stata is a statistical software package for data manipulation, visualization, statistics, and automated reporting. Use Citrix to access.

Data Curation

  • Microsoft Excel

    Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet software program used to organize, visualize, and analyze data.

  • Omeka S

    Omeka S is an open source content management system for digital collections that includes web applications for online exhibits. Contact TECH Lab for an account.

Extended Reality

  • Artsteps

    Artsteps is a platform for creating, designing, and sharing VR exhibitions and stories.

  • Oculus Quest

    The Oculus Quest is a virtual reality headset that can run games and software wirelessly under an Android-based operating system. Contact TECH Lab for access.

  • Oculus Rift S

    The Oculus Quest is a virtual reality headset that can run games and software when connected to a PC. Contact TECH Lab for access.

  • Unity

    Unity is a platform for creating and operating interactive, real-time 3D (RT3D) content.

Graphic Design and Visualization

  • Adobe Illustrator

    Adobe Illustrator is vector-based graphics software for creating anything from logos and icons to graphics and illustrations. Use Adobe Creative Cloud to access.

  • Adobe InDesign

    Adobe InDesign is a leading layout and page design software for print and digital media. Use Adobe Creative Cloud to access.

  • Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop is an image editing software used to perform tasks ranging from photo correction and combining images to 3D object creation and even video frame editing. Use Adobe Creative Cloud to access.

  • ArcGIS Online

    ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based software to create and share interactive web maps.

  • ArcGIS Story Maps

    ArcGIS StoryMaps is a story authoring web-based application that allows you to share your maps in the context of narrative text and other multimedia content.

  • Microsoft Excel

    Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet software program used to organize, visualize, and analyze data.

  • Microsoft PowerPoint

    Microsoft PowerPoint a presentation program for creating slideshows, graphics, and charts.

  • Omeka S

    Omeka S is an open source content management system for digital collections that includes web applications for online exhibits. Contact TECH Lab for an account.

  • Overleaf

    Overleaf is an online LaTeX and Rich Text collaborative writing and publishing tool. It is designed to make the process of writing, editing, and producing scientific documents much quicker and easier.

  • Scalar

    Scalar is an open source publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online.

  • Timeline JS

    Knight Lab’s TimelineJS is an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually rich, interactive timelines using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet.

    Examples

  • WordPress

    WordPress is a content management system (CMS) for building websites and blogs. Contact TECH Lab for an account.

Information Ecologies

  • Bibliographic Databases

    Bibliographic databases are organized digital collections of references to published literature, including books, articles, images, and more.

  • Hamilton Library Catalog

    The Hamilton Library Catalog is a simple, one-stop search tool for books and e-books, videos, articles, digital media, and more.

  • RefWorks

    RefWorks is a research and citation management service for creating bibliographies, format footnotes, and organizing information imported from the library's databases and other online sources.

Information Literacy

  • Bibliographic Databases

    Bibliographic databases are organized digital collections of references to published literature, including books, articles, images, and more.

  • Hamilton Library Catalog

    The Hamilton Library Catalog is a simple, one-stop search tool for books and e-books, videos, articles, digital media, and more.

  • RefWorks

    RefWorks is a research and citation management service for creating bibliographies, format footnotes, and organizing information imported from the library's databases and other online sources.

Learning Design

Spatial Analysis

Technology and Culture

  • Bibliographic Databases

    Bibliographic databases are organized digital collections of references to published literature, including books, articles, images, and more.

  • Hamilton Library Catalog

    The Hamilton Library Catalog is a simple, one-stop search tool for books and e-books, videos, articles, digital media, and more.

  • RefWorks

    RefWorks is a research and citation management service for creating bibliographies, format footnotes, and organizing information imported from the library's databases and other online sources.

Featured Assignments

Buchman

Music 316: Conducting

Prof. Heather Buchman worked with members of the R&ID Team to create an immersive virtual environment used by students to practice.

Nannas with DNA

DNA in 3D

Prof. Natalie Nannas used 3D printing to design and create a 5-foot-long flexible DNA model to demonstrate complex course topics related to DNA, RNA and CRISPR.

VR Headset

Dream a Little Dream

Students in Prof. Nhora Lucía Serrano's class explored story maps and virtual realities to interrogate literary texts.

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