This is the home to the Multi-Campus Environmental Research and Media Collaboration space. This Wiki space is for use by faculty and students of the participating courses and campuses - 1) RIT ROCHESTER, 2) the 2 RIT CROATIA (ACMT) campuses, ACMT Zagreb and ACMT Dubrovnik and 3) the RIT KOSOVO (AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN KOSOVO) campus. This project develops a multi-campus, student-designed, web-based interactive environmental research portal. The coordination for the project will be housed at RIT KOSOVO (AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN KOSOVO) and managed by Professors Daniel Cosentino and Michael Waschak.
The Multi-Campus Environmental Research and Media Collaboration Wiki space is intended for student and faculty collaboration, development of knowledge repositories, development of course materials and project management, as well as for document sharing and editing. More info about this technology can be found here at the "Home RIT Wiki page" (https://wiki.rit.edu/display/30884771020111/Home). Students new to this collaborative learning tool should take a moment to review the contents of the RIT Wiki "User Documentation" (https://wiki.rit.edu/display/ritwiki/Home) and view this simple, fun and informative video "Wikis in Plain English" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY). The Multi-Campus Environmental Research and Media Collaboration project will accomplish the following:
- Demonstration of Interactive Global Teaching and Learning: This project will connect RIT faculty and students from around the globe to deliver an interactive, large scale, collaboratively produced, web-based environmental database demonstrating the strength of RIT’s global approach to teaching and learning.
- Connecting the Campuses via Shared Course Content: Connect the environment policy faculty between RIT ROCHESTER, RIT CROATIA, (2 ACMT campuses in Zagreb and Dubrovnik), and RIT KOSOVO (AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN KOSOVO). Connect Media & Policy faculty & students providing real clients for Media students and professional outlets for Environmental Policy content.
- Increase Student Involvement and Engagement Across Campuses: Encourage students to meet each other across campuses and build friendships through working collaboratively on a large scale and globally important project.
- Raise Awareness of Environmental Conditions: Increase awareness among RIT community about environmental conditions among the 4 campuses.
WEB SYSTEMS DESIGN and VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS collaborator goals:
- Visual Communication: Build and maintain visual solutions for information rich clients in the Environmental Policy courses across the international campuses.
- Designer/Client Relationships: Address visual design and information delivery challenges from the client perspective to provide good design solutions.
- Stage Planning: Plan and implement multimedia and dynamic data within the design planning stages.
- Build and Present: Work with client data and input to build functional database and visually appealing data delivery solutions for web use and RIT innovation festival presentation.
- Future Media Solutions: Prepare Media and IT Students for APP Development and other Multimedia presentations for future collaborations.
ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY FACULTY AND STUDENT collaborator goals:
- Joint Ownership of a Multi-Campus Project: Demonstrate the potential for joint projects and exchanges among environmental and public policy faculty at the RIT campuses around the globe and provide the foundation for continued collaborate work.
- Faculty Collaboration: Provide a venue for meaningful collaboration among the public policy and environmental faculty at all of the RIT campuses.
- Student Collaboration: Provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas and information, and promote friendships among the students from the various RIT campuses.
- Content Driven Environmental Projects: Students will plan and collect the best available information about environmental conditions around their university campus and region and organize the data into accessible annotated bibliographies and literature reviews.
- Visual Presentation of Data: Environmental Policy students will work collaboratively with Media and Graphics students to learn about and prepare visually appealing presentations of complex environmental data.