Open Learning


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We understand that for students to learn deeply, they need to be active, engaged, inspired, involved. They need to interact with their peers, connect dots between new and current knowledge and they need to have fun in the process!

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Mobile devices
Educational Video

Course programme

What makes a good educational media resource?

With your help I would like to try and answer this question.

This course is filled with curated content and activitiesto get you started in exploring the use of media for education. The topics are listed below and it is up to you to decide what areas you would like to focus on. It's an opportunity for all of us to gain new insights into how mediacan be used to enhance someone's learning experience.

The only requirement is that you create aYoutubeorVimeofree account to upload your projects and share within this space.

The course is perpetual and will stay open to allow for people to share their projects and grow the course into a collaborative learning space.

So if you are interested in dipping your toe into the murky waters of educational media production, please join us :)

Module 1: Capturing video using a mobile device is something most people are familiar with. The activities in this module are aimed at discovering ways to use mobile devices to create educational video content and to share some tips and tricks along the way.

Module 2: The resources and activities in this module focus on both pre and post production techniques used for educational video production.

Module 3: This module is where the post production bug starts to bite. The resources give a quick introduction to the main software packages and the activities will give you a focus for developing a project.

Module 4: Screencasting would have to be the simplest way of producing an educational video. There are a mirade of web based, desktop and mobile apps,. Take your pick and create something cool.

Module 5: Producing an audio only educational resource can be as challenging as a video production. Here you will find some useful resources on how it can be done.

Module 6: This module is a project to create an educational resource that incorporates image, text, audio and video and where your target audience responds in some way.

Module 7: Assessing students using video has become a new way for educators to gain insights into their student's understanding. This module also covers how video is being used for the dissemination of academic research.

Module 8: Understanding how to source copyright free material for your video project can save a lot of time and money. Try this module out and get some ideas on how.