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J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies

The McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies* offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in information and telecommunication systems, preparing students for careers in this fast-growing industry. Jobs in the information and telecommunication systems field are projected to grow by up to 30 percent by 2020. If you want a career working with technology, in a business setting, this is the place for you.

 

If you want a career in the intersection between creativity, storytelling and technology, in collaboration with the Media School we also offer a joint degree in games and animation. We are also the home of a new esports certificate. 

 

Since 2019, the school is now proud to be the home of the GRID Lab which was established in 2005 as a special initiative of the college. The lab conducts advanced research and produces content largely centering on augmented, virtual, mixed reality and digital games. In the very near future, new academic programs focusing on virtual reality and game design are being planned.

 

*At their June 21, 2019 meeting the Ohio University Board of Trustees approved the creation of the J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies by combining the J. Warren McClure School of Information Telecommunication Systems and the Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) Lab.

 

Learn more about our research, classes, faculty and facilities through our very active McClure Blog.

95%

Alumni of the ITS undergraduate degree who are either employed or in graduate school

$5 Million

External R&D contracts awarded to the GRID Lab

4

State-of-the-art lab facilities for experimentation in IT, VR, and game design

100

Students enrolled in the Bachelor and Masters degree programs of the McClure School

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    Using technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality, Project Nourished creates an experience designed to heighten sensations of food, beverage, and medicine, while also producing therapeutic effects by altering the motion, form, color, scent, taste, temperature and more.

  • VR for Social Good

    With the continued enhancement of virtual reality, or VR for short, charities and non-profit organizations are trying to use VR to help encourage charitable acts, whether from money or volunteering. Charities and non-profits already tell stories to try to inspire charitable giving, but with the use of VR, it takes storytelling to a different level.

  • Game Design from Home: How John Bowditch & his Students are making Online Learning Work

    From the J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies, Professor John Bowditch, director of the Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) Lab, sorts through these challenges this semester with his Digital Game Design class, an introductory class to the Game Development track in the Games and Animation degree.

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J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies
Scripps College of Communication
Schoonover Center, Rm. 360
20 E. Union St.

Athens, OH 45701

Tel: 740.593.4917 | Fax: 740.593.4889

mcclure@ohio.edu