Flat World Knowledge - free textbooks
Flat World Knowledge is a large college textbook publishing company that allows students to read and share entire textbooks online for free. It develops and publishes peer-reviewed expert-authored college textbooks under a Creative Commons license.
This online library contains a comprehensive selection of books across disciplines including Business & Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Professional and Applied Sciences, and Mathematics. The books are available for free online but can also be made portable and used across many digital devices or printed with a premium option, the All-Access Pass.
Flat World Knowledge offers several other possibilities too:
• teachers can adopt online books to use them in the classroom or can have students get their own printed copy (normally for a fraction of the normal textbook prices)
• books are open and can be reviewed, customised and reshared
• study aid tools such as key term flashcards, practice quizzes and audio guided study aids to help students succeed.
The Michelangelo project, run in 2008-2009 and funded by the European Commission in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme, developed an internet portal on European fine arts addressed to art teachers and students in European secondary schools who wish to acquire the knowledge of the most representative artists of the last 10 centuries in Europe. The focus is both on countries which are already well known for their artistic heritage and countries whose heritage is less known. The portal provides the opportunity to art students, teachers, artists and European citizens to discover the beautiful European artistic heritage through photographs, reviews, online courses and virtual meeting (for registered members), national workshops and a online Manual of Fine Arts.
G@me - Gender Awareness in Media Education
The Comenius 2.1 project G@ME (Gender Awareness in Media Education) is a European cooperation project which undertakes research concerning teacher students and pupils pedagogical thinking in the context of the use of ICT taking into account gender aspects; it also develops diagnostic tools to improve reflection of genderspecific perception and communication.
The outputs are:
- Country reports on the project theme (available at http://www.project-game.eu/docs/country_report_june_07_en.pdf)
- Manual with diagnostic tools on genderspecific perceptions (go to the resource http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/promotion-of-gendersensitive-m...)
- Comenius 2.2. course "Gendersensitive Media Didactics in Teacher Education" (the course flyer at http://www.project-game.eu/docs/helsinki_game_2010.pdf)
You can also find a research report about "Media education and pedagogical thinking in pupil‘s mindset":
Making Movies with Moviestorm, A guide for schools
This manual is meant for schools to learn to use Moviestorm, a 3D animation software (see the resource http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/moviestorm). Moviestorm enables the user to have a full virtual production of a movie, from conceptualisation to production and distribution. You can create and customise 3D sets and characters and film from multiple angles.
- How to Use This Book
- Making Your First Movie
- Roles in Your Movie Crew
- Suggested Team Organisation
- Making the Most of Moviestorm
- Before You Start Filming
- Creating Your Film with Moviestorm
- Production Designer
- Sound Designer
- More Information
- Glossary of Terms
- The Traditional Movie-Making Process
The National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE)
The National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE) is committed to providing schools with the most relevant and up to date ICT information and advice they need to support learning and teaching in schools in Ireland.
JANET Videoconferencing Publications
This web page of JANET lists a number of publications concerning videoconferencing.
- Technical Guides
6.912 Introduction to Copyright Law
This course is an introduction to copyright law and American law in general. Topics covered include: structure of federal law; basics of legal research; legal citations; how to use LexisNexis®; the 1976 Copyright Act; copyright as applied to music, computers, broadcasting, and education; fair use; Napster®, Grokster®, and Peer-to-Peer file-sharing; Library Access to Music Project; The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act; DVDs and encryption; software licensing; the GNU® General Public License and free software.
For course documents see left sidebar on the linked website.
1 Introduction; Basics of Legal Research; Legal Citations
2 LexisNexis®; 1976 Copyright Act
3 Copyright applied to Music, Computers; Napster®; Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
4 Software Licensing; DVDs and Encryption
This PDF is meant for audiovisual students but can be freely downloaded. It combines guidelines with assignments.
Deze PDF is bedoeld voor audiovisuele studenten maar can vrij gedownload worden. Het combineert richtlijnen met opdrachten.
The Videoconferencing Guide- All you need to know about videoconferencing
"In the following pages you will learn more about the basics of videoconferencing, and about the different videoconferencing solutions offered by TANDBERG. We offer guidelines for selecting a system, designing a conferencing room, choosing a network, as well as tips for running a powerful meeting and creating effective presentations. For readers who are new to videoconferencing, this will provide a valuable introduction. For those who are already using videoconferencing, this booklet will be a useful reference tool."
Table of Contents
- What is Videoconferencing?
- Videoconferencing Brings Benefits to Your Business
- The Industry
- Standards and Compatibility
- Call Quality
- Selecting Your Network
- Who is Using Videoconferencing? Applications and Benefits
- TANDBERG Case Examples
- How to Select the Vendor and System to Meet Your Needs
- TANDBERG Videoconferencing Solutions
- Designing Your Videoconferencing Room
- How to Conduct a Powerful Meeting and Give an Effective Presentation
- A Final Word
- Appendix: TANDBERG Corporate Background
This ViDe Video Conferencing Cookbook is a "how-to" manual about Internet videoconferencing of ViDe. "The Video Development Initiative (ViDe) promotes the deployment of digital video in research and higher education. Leveraging our collective resources and expertise, ViDe advances digital video deployment through promotion and development of interoperable, standardized, and cost-effective technologies."
ViDe projects also include ViDeNet, the global, virtual network providing video and voice-over-IP to advanced networking communities, with resources: http://www.vide.net/resources.
- How to Use this Cookbook
- What is Videoconferencing?
- Who are the Intended Readers?
- Why are Standards, Openness, and Interoperability Important?
- What are the Basic Ingredients?