Services for faculty

Digitization of audiovisual materials

The CGS is prepared to digitize audiovisual materials needed for language teaching in accordance with the tenets of fair use.  The materials must be intended exclusively for instruction or research. Access is limited to students enrolled in the class. For more information on fair use, feel free to read the Wesleyan site about intellectual property and copyright laws.

Please note: an electronic ticket system will soon be implemented and will allow users to send requests using a form, in the meantime, please send your requests to Debbie Pozzetti (dpozzetti@wesleyan.edu) and include the following information:

  • Your name.
  • Your email address
  • Name of film
  • Subtitles? (if so, in which language)
  • If segments are requested, name and beginning and end time for each segment
  • Date needed

Materials will be digitized in the order received.  We will honor all requests for materials submitted at least one week prior to the date needed and will try to honor others.

Audio and video recordings

The CGS features a studio with professional equipment for audio and video production. This studio includes a recording booth for audio and a green screen for video.  Project requests must be submitted by email to Emmanuel Paris-Bouvret (eparis@wesleyan.edu) at least one week in advance of the recording date. Please, include a brief description of your project so that Emmanuel can work with you to develop it in greater detail.

Screenings

We encourage our language teaching faculty and TAs to organize screenings of world cinema in Fisk Hall.

Please note: an electronic ticket system will soon be implemented and will allow users to send requests using a form, in the meantime, please send your requests to Debbie Pozzetti (dpozzetti@wesleyan.edu) and include the following information:

  • Name of faculty member
  • Course number
  • Name of film
  • Date(s) and times for the screenings
  • To be shown with subtitles? (in which language?)
  • Classroom preference

Requests will be honored for those who deposit their DVDs or Blu-rays with Debbie Pozzetti at least one week prior to the screening date and will try to honor others.

Equipment check-out

Audio-visual equipment such as USB microphones, video cameras or sound recorders are available to be checked out in the Language Resources and Technology area. For more detailed information about the type of equipment we are loaning out, visit the equipment check-out page.

Language Resources and Technology Area

The Center for Global Studies features a multi-functional and highly flexible Language Resources and Technology Area.  Faculty interested in scheduling class-related activities in this area should notify Debbie Pozzetti at dpozzetti@wesleyan.edu. All other inquiries regarding this facility should be addressed to Emmanuel Paris-Bouvret at eparis@wesleyan.edu.

Other sources of technical support for language teaching faculty

The Division I Academic Computing Manager, Steve Bertolino, is currently assigned to help faculty in the Arts and Humanities with both WordPress and Moodle.  Since ITS expects faculty to insert their own movies into Moodle, Steve will organize a workshop during the semester helping those who are currently unfamiliar with this process. We encourage those interested to consult the online help videos as well, located under the Miscellaneous heading within Community Moodle, (https://moodle28.wesleyan.edu/course/view.php?id=3) since inserting videos in Moodle is quite easy. Division I faculty should contact Steve (sbertolino@wesleyan.edu) to clarify whether Academic Computing Services supports other software programs or online resources that you may want to use.

The proximity of the Center for Pedagogical Innovation and the Center for Global Studies within a renovated Fisk Hall is fostering collaborations that will serve to enhance language and intercultural learning in important ways. Emmanuel Paris-Bouvret will continue to work closely with language teaching faculty to explore innovative uses of new technologies in the classroom. Do not hesitate to contact either Emmanuel or any of the CPI staff to discuss your ideas and needs.

Contacts

CGS / Language Resources and Technology

Center for Pedagogical Innovation

Academic Computing Services