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The Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies (CAELT) is an applied research center that advances the use of various types of interactive media for entertainment and learning.

Under the leadership of Charles Palmer of the faculty, the Center explores the capabilities and possibilities of technologies such as games, simulations, social media, eLearning, video, mobile apps and other novel technologies. The CAELT helps individuals and organizations use interactive technologies in innovative and effective ways through educational programs, professional services, professional development, and community building.

The Center connects the community with the individuals and resources associated with the University's degree programs in Interactive Media and Learning Technologies. It creates experiential learning activities for students and connects our faculty and staff with industry thought leaders, practitioners, clients and partners through applied projects.

Key Areas of Focus

  • Games, simulations, and virtual environments
  • Mobile application development
  • 3D modeling
  • Innovative instructional design and development
  • Data visualization
  • Graphic communications
  • Human computer interface
  • Video and web services
  • Multimedia project management/leadership
  • Interactive devices
  • Social media

Service Areas

  • Product and concept innovation; proof of concept or prototype projects, innovation devices, e.g., virtusphere, experimentation and outcomes assessment
  • Community-based multimedia projects; student experiential opportunity
  • Contracted services; multimedia & interactive technology solutions, gaming, gamification, instructional design
  • Professional development; learning technologies, instructional design/development, application development, multimedia development, game design
  • Building a multimedia community in Central PA; networking programs, events
  • Career exploration & development; internships, High School Gaming Academy, Careers in Videogaming events

For information about the Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies, email Connect@HarrisburgU.net or call Charles Palmer, executive director of CAELT, at 717.901.5127.