Places of cultural significance and their intangible immediacy simply cannot be reproduced on campus. Teaching and learning in context has its own unique advantages as well. It transforms knowledge from static information to a dynamic partnership by which student and teacher apply critical inquiry and exercise newly learned information.
For these reasons, the Media Center's projects reach well beyond the Morningside Heights campus. From the Historic Preservation program’s work on the neighborhoods of New York City to faculty-directed fieldwork in places such as Venice, Japan, Egypt, France, Turkey and Yemen, Columbia University is part of a truly global community. The Media Center provides technical and administrative support that translates these individual research interests into a broader learning environment for our students.
The Media Center develops a variety of digital teaching and learning tools for the Columbia University community ranging from the art and architecture of the ancient world through contemporary art. Our level of involvement may range from consultation services to the development and sustained maintenance of a site.
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