Dr. Tracy Huddleston, Director
104 McWherter Learning Resources Center
The Instructional Technology Support Center provides facilities, training, and support for the use of instructional technology by MTSU faculty, MTSU students, and K-12 teachers. The ITSC consists of several related units and facilities, including Audio/Visual Services, Instructional Media Resources, two computer labs, a graduate student multimedia development center, a twenty-first century classroom, and a satellite videoconferencing center.
Two PC computer labs and one PC/Macintosh computer lab are available in the ITSC for use by faculty and students. A descriptiuon of the hardware and software in the computer labs and a monthly listing of open hours are posted on the ITSC Web page (www.mtsu.edu/~itsc). Graduate students can create multimedia projects or presentations at four multimedia development stations in the ITSC.
Audio/Visual Services maintains an inventory of audio/visual equipment for faculty check-out, repairs campus audio/visual equipment, provides dubbing services, records off-air programming for classroom use, and supports satellite services. Audio/Visual Services also offers professional video production services for MTSU faculty and administrators, including studio production, remote production, post production, and satellite uplinks and downlinks.
Instructional Media Resources (IMR) manages a large collection of videotapes, DVDs, laserdiscs, audio tapes, CDs, and CD-ROMs. It also features study rooms and carrels, an open computer lab with both Macintosh and Pentium computers, laser printers and scanners, and typewriters available for walk-in use by faculty and students. Faculty members may check out all materials, reserve IMR materials, and place their own multimedia resources on reserve IMR materials, and place their own multimedia resources on reserve in the Media Library for use by their students. Staff and students may view video materials in the Media Library and may check out audio materials.
The Satellite Videoconferencing Center offers quality educational programming to K-12 schools by satellite to nine rural Tennessee counties and by cable television to viewers in Rutherford and two other middle Tennessee counties. The satellite facilities can be scheduled by units across campus for local, statewide, or national broadcast of special events and programs. Both digital and analog C-band transmission options are available.