Edgar Dale Media Center

Edgar Dale Media Center

You may already know about Ramseyer Hall being University High School. Did you know this space was also home to the Edgar Dale Media Center? The College Commons used to function as the Edgar Dale Media Center. At the time, the center was know for its circulating collection of big books, award books, textbooks, overheads, CD-ROMS, science kits, posters, and even puppets! The center also operated as an production facility that specialized in overhead transparencies, videotape editing, Ellison letter machines, and early computer printing.


Who Was Edgar Dale?

A distinguished Ohio State Professor, Dr. Edgar Dale was a schoolteacher, professor and employee for Kodak. Dale was fond of the motion picture industry for the potential impacts on student learning.

Edgar Dale

The Cone of Experience

After his stint at Kodak, Dale achieved major success at Ohio State. His breakthrough teaching moment was with the Cone of Experience.

The Cone of Experience is a theory on how well users retain memory of various multimedia elements. Today, Instructional Designers and scholars continue to build upon his teaching methods.

Cone of Experience

So when you stop by the College Commons you are paying homage to the man himself, Edgar Dale!

Fight off Phish With LastPass

Many of us get spam and other suspicious emails. Many of these suspicious emails contains links that will offer to “reset” your password. But, this is a trick called phishing! If you ever get an email about your storage or that your account has been hacked, don’t panic and don’t click. Forward the email to report-phishing@osu.edu

Even if the email looks legitimate, do not click. Instead, go to my.osu.edu to reset your all OSU related passwords.  This a good rule of thumb for all email providers. If you receive an suspicious email, always reset the password at the providers main webpage.

Did you click on the link? Do not panic, contact OSU Enterprise Security Team:  Phone: 614-688-4357 Email: 8help@osu.edu

Wanna be even more preventive? You can do that with a free service called LastPass! LastPass is a secure password management system that stores all your website logins securely. You can either use their webpage, browser extension or mobile app. With LastPass you only need to remember you master password. This is great for people who always forget their password. Instead of trying to memorize several passwords, memorize just one. Of course, your master password should be cryptic and hard to guess.

Same Apple New Phones

In case you missed it… Apple released the Apple Watch and iPhone 7 yesterday. The Apple Watch will gain a GPS with several different varieties including a Nike sport edition. iPhone 7 gets several performance upgrades and retires the “100 year old” headphone jack. With every iPhone 7, Apple will supply lighting cable headphones and a headphone adapter. Separately, Apple will offer wireless “Airpods” for 159.99. All Apple products are slated to go on sale this fall.

Watch the event summed up in 107 seconds: