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International (Ireland)


Summer 2010

This summer’s Armstrong Interactive Workshop in Dublin, Ireland will be from July 19th – August 14th, 2010. This offering of IMS 440 (4) and IMS 390 (4) meets the Capstone requirement in many disciplines. This is Armstrong Interactive (our client consulting course) and we will be working from the  The Digital Hub offices in Dublin. Elevate Learning at the Digital Hub wishes to “establish a ‘learning centre’ of excellence to support 21st Century learning for schools, community and enterprise”.

In the workshop, we will be applying Design Thinking with an interdisciplinary team to develop a learning module for “interactive environments” targeted at primary and second level schools in Ireland.  The team will develop a prototype learning module which may include web content, hardware, and curriculum.

Students will be staying near Christchurch Cathedral in the heart of Dublin in a furnished apartment walking distance to Trinity, The Temple Bar District, and Collins St. Please contact Prof. Michael Bailey-Van Kuren at to join the list of interested students. Applications available at the AIMS office.

Fall 2010

This Fall, Prof. Deborah Akhers and Prof. Homer Sidky from Miami University’s Dept. of Anthropology will be taking a group of students to Dharamsala, India, to study Tibetan Culture and Language at Sarah College. As part of AIMS’ ongoing relationship with the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, we plan to send a few IMS students to join the Anthropology students and further the online Tibetan cultural preservation projects begun in Fall 2010. We will work with you to have your coursework there advance your IMS degree if possible. For further information, contact Prof. Glenn Platt.

Summer 2011

This summer’s Visualizing Eastern Europe workshop will be from May 23rd – June 20th, 2011. This 8 credit hour workshop will consist of gathering photographs, video, ephemera, journal entries, and other visual/verbal information throughout the travels in Czech Republic, Poland, Hungery, Slovakia, and Austria. This information will then be used by the students to create personal visualizations of their trip using various social media and interactive tools. Students will learn about design and visualization principles and social media strategies. The 8 credit hours can go toward different IMS requirements, depending on whether or not you are a thematic, minor or co-major student. For more information, contact the trip leaders Peg Faimon or Glenn Platt.