Academic Technologies Studio


How can ASCTech help you create instructional media?

The ASCTech Academic Technologies Studio (ATS) in 142 Hagerty Hall supports instructor-created media throughout the College of Arts and Sciences, from video and audio recording instructional events to converting media for academic uses to archiving media. We help faculty, staff, and grad students incorporate multimedia into elearning, research, publishing, and outreach. This also includes off-site production work for projects. If you would like a physical copy of your recording, you will need to bring your own storage media (flash drive, DVD-R, etc.).

The projects below highlight some of the work that the ASCTech ATS currently supports. These projects can guide your thinking about how the studio can help you incorporate multimedia into your teaching. Please contact us for a consultation about other ways that we may be able to assist you. Or visit us in 142 Hagerty Hall for discussion and a tour.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:15 AM- 5 PM

Recent work

Audiologist in session

Speech and Hearing Videos

Clinical Instructor Jennifer Brello and Clinic Director Gail Whitelaw from the Department of Speech and Hearing have worked with ASCTech to produce 12 hours of class content of audiologist interacting with real clients and client-actors in Pressey Hall audiology locations, such as audiology booths, interview rooms, and hearing aid fitting rooms, as well as lectures in the ASCTech studio.


Video still from Space in your face vodcast

Space in Your Face vodcasts

These vodcasts are intended to spread information and create interest in space and are hosted by Arts and Sciences researchers Paul Sutter and Wayne Schlingman. 



CLLC radio logo

Center for Language, Literature and Cultures audio

CLLC radio broadcasts are offered by the Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Students of French, Italian, Modern Greek, Russian, Spanish and German train to be radio DJs for three live broadcasts in their target language. They research their target language radio history, often with a DJ partner, and choose themes, music and content for each performance. The broadcasts are offered fall and spring semesters. They also offer Yiddish Radio with commentary in English.  

Yiddish radio identity

Melton Center for Jewish Studies and The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

ASCTech's ATS records audio for these departments such as Yiddish radio, sponsored by the Melton Center for Jewish Studies and The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. Karen Sobul hosts with a different guest host every episode. Spring semester 2014 features six episodes.


Origins visual identity

Department of History

ASCTech's ATS records audio for the Department of History's History Talks, which is podcast as part of the online journal Origins. Co-hosts Leticia and Patrick welcome a revolving door of public intellectuals, luminaries, historians and others with insights from a scholarly perspective.



Folklore archives

Center for Folklore Studies

The Folklore Archives are a joint creation of the Center for Folklore Studies and the Department of English. Established in 1960, it coordinates the diverse research in folklore and ethnographic studies undertaken in the department and university-wide. The archives are a research repository available to folklore scholars and students. The Archives houses more than 10,000 cataloged student and faculty projects that span over four decades of research at Ohio State, and includes a wide variety of audio and visual materials, such as audiotapes, videotapes, and more than 5,000 slides and photos.





Audio spectrograph display, which graphs frequency distribution of an audio signal over time
Spanish Department in conjunction with CLCC and ODEE

This collaboration with Dr. Terrell Morgan produces native speaker recordings to be used as the basis for an online tool which uses waveform and spectrograph feedback. These graphs will be instantly comparable to those of a native speaker to help students perfect their pronunciations.



Journal of Short Film cover

Film Study Program

On a quarterly basis, the ASCTech Digital Media Studio duplicates and prints artwork for the Film Study Program's Journal of Short Film, a DVD publication of peer-reviewed short films of all genres. These DVDs greatly extending the academic reach of the program. The journal is modeled on the literary journal, complete with an editorial board made up of filmmakers.
Student with microscope

Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology (EEOB) videos

The ASCTech Digital Media Studio has produced a number of videos for the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, such as those that teach students how to use a micropipette or the appropriate technique for doing a blood smear.





Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies logo

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies video

ASCTech Digital Media studio produced a video highlighting the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department's commitment to minority issues.  It will be hosted on their departmental website.






Detail of Russian video

Center for Slavic and East European Studies

The Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) maintains an extensive film library open to all educators, students, and civic/educational groups in Ohio and the Midwest in particular and the United States in general. With over 1,300 English, Russian, Polish, Armenian, Estonian, Czech, Georgian, Hungarian, Romanian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovak, Ukrainian, Uzbek, and Yiddish titles, including many cinema masterpieces, documentaries, and feature films, the CSEES's film library is an excellent resource on campus.




Chan Park

Korean Languages at Ohio State video

Professor Chan Park leads an introduction to the new Korean languages program at Ohio State.




Smock in front of green screen

Biology 1102 Introductory videos

Instructor Kristin Smock recorded weekly video introductions for her Biology 1102 class, which allows her students to know who she is and that she's keeping up with them every week. This image is from a green screen shoot recorded for the week of spring break.






Still from Latino Pop Culture video showing professor as alien

Latinos in Pop Culture MOOC

Professors Frederick Aldama and Paloma Martinez-Cruz recorded "Latino Popular Culture for the Clueless," a MOOC that explores popular culture in the U.S. Latino community.