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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 all applications in our ESRI site license.

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3D Modeling

  • Cricut Maker 3

    The Cricut Maker 3 is a cutting machine with the ability to cut more than 300 materials, including wood, leather, felt, fabric, acrylic, and plastic.

  • Original Prusa i3 MK3S+

    The Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ 3D printer features a SuperPINDA probe for improved first layer calibration, a heat bed with removable PEI spring steel print sheets, automatic mesh bed leveling, filament sensor, and power loss recovery (power panic) and safety features. Contact TECH Lab for access.

  • SketchUp Free

    SketchUp Free is a web-based, 3D modeling program.

  • Ultimaker 3

    The Ultimaker 3D printer is designed for fused deposition modeling for various high quality plastics (e.g., PLA, ABS, CPE) for concept models, functional prototypes and small series production. Contact TECH Lab for access.

Audio and Video Production

  • Adobe Premiere Pro

    Adobe Premiere Pro is an expansive, professional-level digital video editing program. Use Adobe Creative Cloud to access.

  • Audacity

    Audacity is an open source, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems.

  • DJI Phantom 4 Pro V 2.0 (Drone)

    DJI Phantom 4 Pro V 2.0 is a portable drone featuring a 1-inch CMOS sensor that can shoot 4K/60fps videos and 20MP photos. Contact TECH Lab for access.

  • Finale

    Finale is a music notation program for composing, arranging, and engraving. Contact TECH Lab for access.

  • MuseScore

    MuseScore is a open source music notation program for creating, playing, and printing music.

  • Panopto

    Panopto is a cloud based platform for recording and sharing video content.

  • Sibelius

    Sibelius is a music notation program for creating, editing and printing music scores. Contact TECH Lab for access.

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.

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