Education Technology Services is located in downtown State College at the corner of Beaver and Burrowes Ave. We have recently renovated our space to better meet the needs of the kinds of work we do with University faculty, staff, and students. More and more we are working to design our spaces to support the collaborative work we do. In our offices you will find several spaces designed to support informal conversation and team-based thinking. If you feel like it, stop by and spend some time with us.
227 West Beaver Ave.
210 Rider Building
University Park, PA 16801
This space was designed to support more informal meetings and work. Before we launched the Media Commons this was the Faculty Multimedia Center. As the kinds of work we support has changed, so have the kinds of spaces we need. We have equipped with comfortable seating, whiteboards, bar height work surfaces, and large screen LCD panel connected to a Mac Mini.
Faculty Fellow Cafe
Built to support the teams working with our Faculty Fellows, this is another informal working space. We have equipped with comfortable seating, work surfaces, and a rolling large screen LCD that is so crisp it will blow your mind. This is turning into one of our most enjoyed spaces.
What environment would be complete without more traditional conference rooms? We have two different conference rooms in the Rider Building that can support teams of up to 6 and 12 respectively. Both are outfitted with projectors and hook ups for laptops as well as whiteboards. Our largest conference room, 202K also has Pictel to support video conferencing.
Other Locations at University Park
Not all of our staff spend their time in the Rider Building, we maintain spaces in the Pattee, Findly, Sparks, and Pollock Buildings as well.
Educational Gaming Commons
Situated in the first ever computer lab on campus the EGC is a place where we investigate the intersection of games and learning. It is an open lab environment that is scheduled by faculty who teach using games. It is home to all the popular console games, innovative PC games, development environments, and a really interesting physical design.
Pollock Media Commons
The home base for the University Park Media Commons, this space provides our audiences with a professional style studio, editing suite, a whisper room for podcasting, and hands on training space. All sorts of interesting things go on at Pollock, it is certainly worth a visit.
Pattee Media Commons
Located in the Pattee-Paterno Library at University Park, this space is managed in a partnership with the University Libraries and supports mostly video and audio production.
Sparks Media Commons
The Sparks Media Commons was designed to support team based video production and design. This space is built around the idea that teams must work together to create interesting work. It allows for flexible workspaces to support design, development, audio recording, and video editing. Situated in Sparks 11, this space primarily serves the needs of the College of the Liberal Arts.
Agricultural Sciences Media Commons
The Ag Sci Media Commons opened in the Fall of 2010 and represents our boldest College-based MC effort to date. This is a first class facility supported in a partnership between MC staff and the College of Agriculture.