The Education Commons has just acquired a few 3D printers! We have one 5th generation Makerbot, and 2 Makerbot Minis. We’ve been testing the printers and our procedures over the past week, and the printers will open for campus use on Monday, February 16. We’re excited about offering the printers for all Penn students, faculty and staff. Penn’s campus has a number of 3D printers already, including the School of Engineering’s AddLab. The printers at the Biomedical Library and here at the EC are open for any use you might be interested in.
Throughout August, we’ll be holding Canvas office hours at the Education Commons for extra support in getting course sites up and running for the fall semester. Please see the Canvas at Penn blog post for more details and register on the EC’s workshop calendar.
You may remember our April post about PennWIC’s new look. Now, we are exploring a redesign of the WIC and EC websites. We are partnering with eCity Interactive (creators of the Penn Vet and Making History websites) and holding three focus groups for students and faculty. We would love to benefit from your ideas! Please join us in the WIC Seminar Room (click on a date to register):
or send us your thoughts via email. Our goal for the focus groups is to understand how people from different parts of campus interact with our current web presence, and to visualize ways to make it easier and faster to find what you need.
The Education Commons has been open nearly two years now, and though it’s no longer the newest library space on campus (I doubt I need to tell anyone about the new 6th floor, but check it out), we have added upgrades in recent months. Our staff can help you with all of them – myself (the EC Librarian Eric Janec), as well as our 4 interns – Dave Klimowicz, Nick Giovannangelo, Jen Hunter and Alexis Morris. (Wondering how to find us? We have a new video showing how to walk here from Van Pelt.) Continue reading New at the EC