Las Vegas, NV (April 16, 2012)—Liberal arts institution, Molloy College, will be participate in the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) panel discussion, “Tomorrow’s Needs Today: Making the Argument for Upgrade,” during the NAB Show.
As media technologies continue to evolve and previous generations become obsolete, communications programs in small schools are reaching the threshold of maintaining traditional curriculum while deciding what new media to adopt and use. The BEA panel discusses strategies in proposing new media upgrades and the struggles of adopting a new program. Panelists are currently upgrading or have recently upgraded their traditional communications curriculum.
“We chose IMT [Integrated Media Technologies] after speaking with Greg Pocali at NAB 2011 last year in Las Vegas,” explained Thomas Kenny, Molloy Adjunct Instructor. Molloy College, located in Long Island, NY, has had a media production curriculum for several years.
“We went to NAB to research gear and materials needed to transfer our SD studio to HD. This included cameras, switchers, storage devices, etc. After meeting with Greg, he pointed us in the right direction and told us exactly what we needed for a transfer. Greg is extremely knowledgeable as an engineer and we felt comfortable with him and the staff at IMT.”
“We are upgrading our facility,” he continued, “because it is in standard-definition and at this day and age, everyone should have a high-definition facility. If my iPad can shoot video in HD, then the studio for the students should have that capability as well. We plan on using the facility for educational purposes to help our students get a career in media production. Also, this could [allow] students to start their own productions outside of class for news programs and various shows.”
“Tomorrow’s Needs Today” is scheduled for Wednesday April 18, 2012 at 12:00pm – 1:15pm at the Las Vegas Hilton, Conference Room 1. The moderator will be James Cohen, Molloy College. Panelists include Matthew Tullis, Ashland University and Thomas Kenny, Molloy College.
Integrated Media Technologies, Inc. (IMT)