2015 Japanese speech contest a great success!

Every year at the University of Iowa the Japanese Program hosts a speech contest that has been a very well organized and popular event. Support for the event comes from multiple sponsors, and coordinating the event is a team effort that includes assistance from many people in the Division. The Language Media Center helps provide… Read More

Video Produced for the Department of Psychology

A long-term project that we worked on in 2014 was a video on the prevention of postpartum depression produced in collaboration with Michael O’Hara of the Department of Psychology for use by the Marcé Society. Much of the recording and groundwork for this project was completed in the Language Media Center facility of the Division of World Languages,… Read More

Upgraded and Expanded Technology for 2015

In previous years, the studio was limited to four computers (two Windows and two Apple computers). As we head into 2015, we now have six high-end computers in the studio. Windows Computers The three Windows computers are the latest touch-screen-enabled Dell OptiPlex All-In-One computers with huge displays. Dell Optiplex 9020 AIO Computers (2) Dell Optiplex AIO 9030 Computer (1)… Read More

Two Koreas and Collaborative Distance Education

There are many benefits to being part of the University of Iowa community, but one of them is that there’s a culture of collaboration and we have distanced education technologies that let us broaden our collaborative abilities. Today we had an opportunity to assist with configuring and setup of the distance education technology used for the course Two… Read More

Google Translate App Uses Camera to Translate in Real Time

The World Lens app by QuestVisual was introduced in 2010 and used a typical smartphone camera to convert printed text in real time. Here’s the video announcing the product: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2OfQdYrHRs] Google recently integrated the technology in their translate app, so now with a single app you can perform a variety of translation tasks. With the… Read More