Media Lab is the Western Norway University’s competence unit for the development and use of digital media and new technology in teaching, research and dissemination. With our expertise in media production and pedagogical use of digital media, Media Lab is a bridge builder between technology and pedagogy. Media Lab contributes to HVL becoming a leader in e-learning and digital forms of communication.
Media Lab’s primary areas of focus are:
- Media production
- Pilotation and beta testing of new technology
- Development of digital learning resources, mobile applications and AR / VR
- Advisement for the above areas
Media Lab is responsible for:
- Learning lab at all campuses
- Media Lab studio
- Drone flying
The learning lab is part of the university college's investment in campus design that promotes learning, research and collaboration and a response to the Ministry of Education's digitalisation strategy for the higher education sector and UNIT's action plan for digitization in higher education and research.
HVL will use the innovative learning area as a tool for strategic development of educational quality and digital learning strategy in a larger perspective. Among other things to be able to drive pedagogical innovation and development of varied and student-active forms of learning. It will also be an arena for research, dissemination and sharing. The project is organizationally anchored in ALU, in the line of the vice-rector for education, with Media Lab as the unit responsible for operations.