As part of National Distance Learning Week, Pitt Online will host a group viewing of "Busting Multimedia Myths: An Evidence-Based Approach to Quality Instructional Media" — a webinar on Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Alumni Hall. This session will provide an overview of categories and types of instructional multimedia and the quality of research to date. Following the webinar, those in attendance will discuss the application of these evidence-based practices during an informal lunch. Please register online to attend.
Our newest addition to the Media Creation Lab is a Lightboard that allows you to face forward while writing — giving students a clear view of your written words, speaking, and gesturing. Instead of writing on the board with your back to the camera, you can face forward and not lose momentum as you diagram concepts or illustrations during your lecture. You are welcome to experiment with the Lightboard and any other technology in the Media Creation Lab and you can reserve time using our online form.
On Wednesday, June 3, Pitt's Offices of Diversity and Inclusion and Health Sciences Diversity held an emergency town hall to address the turmoil across the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death by police in Minnesota. The town hall, entitled "I Can't Breathe: From Agony to Activism," is available on Pitt Diversity’s YouTube channel.
- Read Chancellor Patrick Gallagher's statement on racial injustice and the death of George Floyd.
- Read Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner's message to staff regarding racial injustice.
- The Office of the Provost issued a statement on Pitt's commitment to social justice.
- Read Provost Ann Cudd's message to the Pitt community about police brutality and racist attacks on African Americans.
- The Pitt Police Department issued a statement on the death of George Floyd.