× Media & Learning Online took place on 17-18 June and was a very successful event attracting over 600 registrations.

media in general

Mapping Digital Media: Estonia

The Mapping Digital Media project assesses the global opportunities and risks that are created for media by the following developments:

* the switch-over from analog broadcasting to digital broadcasting;
* growth of new media platforms as sources of news;
* convergence of traditional broadcasting with telecommunications.

Covering 60 countries, the project examines how these changes affect the core democratic service that any
media system should provide—news about political, economic and social affairs. The Mapping Digital Media
reports are produced by local researchers and partner organizations in each country.

Table of contents: 

Mapping Digital Media 4
Executive Summary 6
Context 11
Social Indicators 12
Economic Indicators 14
1. Media Consumption: The Digital Factor . 15
1.1 Digital Take-up 15
1.2 Media Preferences 19
1.3 News Providers 21
1.4 Assessments 25
2. Digital Media and Public or State-administered Broadcasters . 27
2.1 Public Service and State Institutions . 27
2.2 Public Service Provision 33
2.3 Assessments 34
3. Digital Media and Society 36
3.1 User-Generated Content (UGC) . 36
3.2 Digital Activism 40
3.3 Assessments 44
4. Digital Media and Journalism 45
4.1 Impact on Journalists and Newsrooms . 45
4.2 Investigative Journalism 49
4.3 Social and Cultural Diversity .52
4.4 Political Diversity 54
4.5 Assessments 55
5. Digital Media and Technology 56
5.1 Broadcasting Spectrum 56
5.2 Digital Gatekeeping 58
5.3 Telecommunications 60
5.4 Assessments 60
6. Digital Business 62
6.1 Ownership 62
6.2 Media Funding 66
6.3 Media Business Models 69
6.4 Assessments 72
7. Policies, Laws, and Regulators 74
7.1 Policies and Laws 74
7.2 Regulators 76
7.3 Government Interference .78
7.4 Assessments 78
8. Conclusions 80
8.1 Media Today 80
8.2 Media Tomorrow 81
List of Abbreviations, Figures, Tables, and Companies . 82








Urmas Loit (lead reporter) Andra Siibak (reporter for section 3




86 pages


SignMedia - Interactive learning resource

This is a website for Deaf Media Professionals who want to improve their written English skills. An online learning resource that teaches elements of broadcast media industry-specific English through Sign Language video and interactive tasks.
The video narrative and gameplay immerses learners into an alternative reality where learners start to work for the fictional Deaf production company Sunrise Media Productions as the production manager for the soap opera ‘Beautiful Days’.

The resource has been designed primarily as a vocational tool for Deaf media professionals, but can also benefit Deaf media students and other Sign Language users who wish to develop their written English at an intermediate level or learn media specific signs. Hearing people with a professional or personal interest in sign languages can also benefit from an extensive Sign Language glossary of Media terminology – the first of its kind.
The Learning Tool is signed in British, Italian and Austrian Sign Languages.






Christine Jolly, international SignMedia project, lead by the University of Wolverhampton (UK).


HeSCA Media Festivals

HeSCA Media Festivals are an international forum for health sciences media promoted by the Health and Science Communications Association. Their goal is to showcase and recognize individuals and organizations whose works represent the very best in health sciences media production.
A select number of the productions entered in the competition are presented prestigious awards at special ceremonies held in conjunction with the HeSCA Annual Meeting in Phoenix, in Arizona. The Festivals are divided into categories based upon media format and intended audience. For the Video Festival there are six categories: Curriculum Based Education, Continuing Education, Patient Education, General Health Information, Marketing, and Public Service Announcements (PSA) / Medical Health Reports (MHR).

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.

Table of contents: 

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

Virtual E-Race-ing through Digital Discoveries

This is a list of Media Activist Organizations. Blogpost from 2005

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.

Table of contents: 

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

TV? It's so over

Rhodri Marsden's article in The Independent on why it's goodbye to the goggle-box and hello to a host of new ways to watch your favourite shows

Videos about education

On the website vodpod.com users can collect, share and discuss their favorite online videos (linked from other sites such as YouTube) and you can find all resources tagges with "Education" by clicking on the resource link.

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# explore the possibilities
# future
# know 2.0
# machine
# plain english
# second life
# teaching
# technology
# web 2.0
# web2.0

Flick School

A practical podcast for CURIOUS teachers and learners looking to be more creative and digitally fit in today’s classrooms. I will post a podcast every week focusing on a variety of multimedia topics. I will share ideas, projects, tips, interviews, & creativity workouts (called “noodling”) with you.

Also, given the interactivity of the web, I will post and share ideas from other teachers who are using the powerful tools of multimedia in their everyday class. I hope this is a useful resource for you. I have learned so much from others. It’s my turn to share with you!

Alas Wiki

ALAS MEdia is a studio dedicated to telling people's stories through image, sound, design and education. They started up the Alas Wiki which includes tips & resources on moviemaking, equipment and things that can inspire you.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

MediaSite Kaltura AmberScript