IT Division Earns Award for Classroom Technology Video


Cal Poly Pomona’s IT Division received a Telly Award for a video demonstrating new classroom technologies.

The webisode was awarded a Bronze Telly in the Education: Online Video category in an international competition involving 12,000 commercial, video and film production entries. Rather than competing against one another, entrants were judged on “a high standard of excellence.”

The video, titled “Ask the Polytechies: Campus Technology,” is part of a web series created by IT communication specialist Angela Mahoney, who wrote and co-edited the video.

The multimedia education graduate student said her role in the video was to “communicate the topic effectively and in a way that’s entertaining.”

Production began in the fall with storyboards and collaborations with MediaVision, which provided the equipment and “technical know-how.” In February, after several months of shooting, editing and post-production, the video was released on IT’s YouTube channel.

Mahoney emphasized that the award and video were the products of a team effort by talented technicians and student assistants.

The contributing IT staff members include Mahoney, Terry Hogan, Lindsey Bistline, Heather Fannin, Kristy Jones, Goodness Daramola, Raquel Romero, Mario Castro, Nicki N. Trinh, Alejandro Natividad.

Also playing instrumental roles in the video were Associate Dean Michael Godfrey and Desiree Baker of The Collins College of Hospitality Management, Professor Shahnaz Lotfipour of the College of Education & Integrative Studies, Erik Zelaya from eLearning, Gabe Kuri and the IT Networks & Telecomm Team, the IT Academic Technology Department, Trevor Henderson of MediaVision, and Candie McDougall and Carol Gonzales, associate chief information officer, of IT Services.

Watch the award-winning video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o75vcElZjp4