Open Colleges Writing and Communication

This Australian online educator provides specialised writing, editing and media-related training to aspiring authors, editors and journalists. For more than a quarter of a century, the Australian College of Journalism delivers expert tuition in professional writing and editing, freelance journalism, professional editing & proofreading, creative writing, professional scriptwriting and more.

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Studying Online
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Our People
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online PC, browser

The Cartoon Movement

The Cartoon Movement is a community of international editorial cartoonists and fans of political satire, part of The Video Journalism Movement (VJ Movement), an organization dedicated to the promotion of video journalism and press freedom. It is a global collaborative platform for editorial cartoons and comics journalism, where you can discuss cartoons, and vote on the cartoon ideas submitted by our international network of professional editorial cartoonists. The best cartoons are published online 4 times a week.

BBC News School Report

BBC News School Report, started in 2006 by BBC News, gives 11-14 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience. Using lesson plans and materials from the BBC News School Report website, and with support from BBC staff, teachers help students develop their journalistic skills to become School Reporters.
The online materials available to teachers and learners include the Huw Edwards Lesson Plans (Huw Edwards is the BBC’s News reporter): 6 lessons, correlating to the curricula in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, with accompanying videos for teachers to use as they wish while running the project (also in Welsh). Materials are in a variety of formats to engage pupils - film, audio and text.

The project is continuously run and in March schools take part in an annual News Day (first organised in March 2007), when all involved schools simultaneously create video, audio and text-based news reports, and publish them on their school website, to which the BBC links. On the latest News Day on 11 March 2010, 719 schools across the UK took part in making the news simultaneously.

A more detailed description of the project is available in the Showcase on the MEDEA Awards website:

Learning Technology on

Here you can find a very interesting collection of highly relevant articles about media and learning from around the web, curated by Nik Peachey.





Nik Peachey (curator)




Media Literacy Clearinghouse

A web site designed for K-12 educators who want to:
- learn more about media literacy
- integrate it into classroom instruction
- help students read the media
- help students become more media aware

Archive's Moving Images library

This is the web site of the Archive's Moving Images library of free movies, films, and videos. This library contains thousands of digital movies which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to videos of every genre uploaded by Archive users. Many of these movies are available for download.The Archive’s library of Open Educational Resources and university lectures contains hundreds of free courses, video lectures, and supplemental materials from universities in the United States and China. Many of these lectures are available for download.

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# Open Educational Resources and university lectures with reviews (
). Many of these lectures are available for download.
# Open Source movies ( where users can post and discuss their own videos.
# Numerous documentaries, videos, vlogs, … which could fit in a curriculum.

Media Awareness Network

Resources and support for everyone interested in media and information literacy for young people. To learn how to get the most out of the tools and resources on this site, visit the help section and the site map.

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* Blog & News
* Media Issues
* Research
* Educational Games
* Special Initiatives
* Resource Catalogue

Media Education Foundation (MEF)

The Media Education Foundation produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical reflection on the social, political and cultural impact of American mass media.

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* videos to purchase with video previews
* study guides

For example:
View the trailer for this film on You Tube / video preview on MEF site
In this section:
Logistical Information
Biographical Summary
Reviews and Comments
Screenings and Festivals

Teaching Intermedia Literacy Tools (TILT)

TILT (Teaching Intermedia Literacy Tools) works within schools and community-based programs to teach young people the fundamentals of moviemaking and media literacy through hands-on training in video production. Programs equip young people with the tools to critically understand media messages and to create their own alternative media. Through a combination of technical training and hands-on experience we give students the means to gain a meaningful voice in media and to tell their own stories.

Video Active's television archive collection

Video Active presents a vast collection of television programmes and stills from audiovisual archives across Europe. It also provides articles and comparative analysis on European TV history. Video Active makes available resources to explore the development of television in Europe, but also the televising of cultural and historical events within and across nations.

Video Active was a project funded within the eContentplus programme of the European Commission. The consortium also maintained a blog:

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