West Virginia University’s vision of mobility and flexibility for the Media Innovation Center allows students to utilize the Center’s technology in ways that work with their current projects. Students now have access to an environment that supports cloud-based technologies within a professional ecosystem, while encouraging the Bring Your Own Device movement (BYOD).

Anyone can easily connect their device and share for group work on a single display or throughout the Center. The technology is high impact, encouraging visitors to interact with displays and marvel at a floor-to-ceiling video wall of student generated content. In other areas, the technology allows users to focus on interaction and content sharing. Maker and hacker co-labs facilitate research at the emerging intersection between the digital and physical worlds, enabling experiences in sensor journalism, 3D printing, and drone work.

Three LED displays in the incubator spaces encourage impromptu student collaboration, while the strategic communications hub is a cutting-edge IMC digital agency and teaching space that includes a video wall that can display one large image at the front of the classroom or to multiple sources simultaneously. A social media bridge of six displays allows continuous display of content from up to six different sources.

The Media Innovation Center offers a new experience of higher education for the West Virginia University community. This visionary approach to technology integration empowers students to embrace flexibility and innovation through their learning experiences and creative endeavors.

West Virginia University
10,000 SF