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Media Education

“Media Education: A Kit for Teachers, Students, Parents and Professionals” has been published in English and French by UNESCO. The kit is partly a product of the MENTOR project initiated by UNESCO and supported by the European Commission.

Table of contents: 

Proposal for a Modular Curriculum
Handbook for Teachers
Handbook for Students
Handbook for Parents
Handbook for Ethical Relations with Professionals
Internet Literacy Handbook
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Glossary of Selected Terms for Media Education
References, Resources and Good Practices
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Teaching for Understanding : A Guide to Video Resources

This book describes and illustrates recent videos portraying teaching practices that are consistent with the most recent research on learning and teaching and with professional standards. The guide serves effectively as a stand-alone resource or as a companion to the Theories of Learning and Teaching report and summary, for those who wish to use videos in support of instructional improvement and teacher professional development.

Table of contents: 

Section I: Overview of Types and Uses
Section II: Things to Keep in Mind
Section III: Resources and Research

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Judith W. Segal, Elizabeth J. Demarest, Andrea I. Prejean

Year

2006

ISBN

# ISBN-10: 0810611503# ISBN-13: 978-0810611504

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35 pages

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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

British Film Institute (BFI) - Teaching Film and Media Studies

BFI Education publishes a growing range of teaching packs, teaching guides (many of which are free)and resources to support the use of moving image media in schools. These resources also include full lesson plans and sheets.

Particularly aimed at teachers new to Media Studies post-16, the series provides a wealth of information and new ideas for all teachers involved with the teaching of AS and A level Media Studies, (OCR, AQA and WJEC), AS and A level Film Studies (WJEC), GNVQ/AVCE, Btech, Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers, and Lifelong Learning courses.

An examination of the impact of organisational constraintson change in UK Higher Education brought about by the introduction and use of learning technologies

The uptake and diffusion of the use of Learning Technologies in UK Higher Education is an instance of the adoption of change.
There has been considerable research into the ways in which the uptake and diffusion of innovation can effect change processes. This work has identified the importance of barriers and drivers to change as a part of the process. Areas of study have included general instances, those specific to technology and those relevant to the use of learning technology in higher education.
It has also been shown that a higher education institution’s organisational structure may itself inhibit or accelerate the way in which it will respond to external changes and adopt new practices.
This study reviews the development and growth in the use of learning technologies. It sets these activities in the context of changes in computing and predominant theories in education and psychology from a UK and US perspective.
This study goes on to describe the methodology adopted when undertaking an extensive survey of use of learning technology at the University of Southampton to make an initial case that institutional approaches associated with the known organisational models may amplify or dampen the known barriers and drivers for change.
The full thesis will take forward this work by analysing this data alongside a range of previously published data undertaking additional research into institutional approaches and the use of learning technology across a range of UK Higher Education Institutions.

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Creative activity and its impact on student learning - issues of implementation

(Abstract) The use of filmmaking as a creative learning tool within the academic curriculum has been pioneered at the University of Sheffield. Filmmaking has been found to promote a lively, exciting and challenging environment in the classroom. It produces highly motivated students and makes learning fun by giving them a sense of empowerment and achievement. Perhaps more importantly, it allows students to tap into their creativity and imagination - abilities identified by many as the passport to a successful future. This paper covers a number of examples which describe the benefits to student learning; these include close engagement with their subject leading to insight and deeper understanding, as well as a range of transferable skills. This successful practice is looked at in relation to issues of assessment, evaluation and cost. Using a methodological approach that employs qualitative feedback interviews with students as research data, as well as referring to the literature, it presents a case for sustainable implementation.

Published in journal Innovations in Education and Teaching International, Volume 45, Issue 3 August 2008 , pages 281 - 288.

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Claire Allam, Learning and Teaching Services, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

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2008

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DOI: 10.1080/14703290802176196

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Handbook on Digital Video and Audio in Education - Creating and using audio and video material for educational purposes

This is a comprehensive guidebook for those who consider creating and using audio and video material for educational purposes in higher and further education.

The Handbook contains over a hundred pages of information about all aspects of using digital video and audio in education, including links to other useful resources. It is directed to both new and experienced users and contains theoretical, empirical and practical chapters that help you in deciding why, when and how to use digital video and audio in education. Whether you have existing material or want to create new videos, this handbook is a Must-Have!

With practical tips and guidelines to help you prepare, record and edit a video, software introductions, best practices, digital video databases, streaming media, links and a project web site: http://www.videoaktiv.org.

Table of contents: 

1. How to use this handbook
2. Table of contents
3. Why I use video with my students
4. Thinking about educational video
5. Using existing material
6. Creating new material
7. Tips for producing video
8. Distributing the material
9. How to acquire the necessary skills
10. Further resources
11. Bibliography

This handbook is yours, so of course you decide how to make the best possible use of it. However, we tried to conceive it in such a way that it can be used in the most flexible way, according to what we expected could be your individual needs.

Of course, you can start reading at the front cover until you reach the back. However, you can also navigate through it using the Table of Contents, which we hope is sufficiently self-explanatory so that you will find topics and issues that are directly responding to your searches.

You can also just read that part that meets your immediate need: if you are looking for a justification for the use of video in education, then the first chapter “Why I Use Video With My Students” answers your questions. If your institution or department is investigating the possibilities of using video, than “Thinking About Educational Video” may give you pedagogical ammunition in the decision making process.

For individual lecturers and course creators, the following more practical chapters may proof more useful: “Using existing material”, “Creating New Material”, “Tips for Producing Video” and “Distributing the Material”. These handholding chapters are useful if you have the basic skills for video production, distribution and use but you are looking for additional advice. If you are starting from scratch, you may consider consulting “How to Acquire the Necessary Skills”.

The final reference chapters contain “Further resources” on production of (streaming) video, and on existing archives of educational videos, as well as a bibliography.

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Marie Bijnens, Mathy Vanbuel, Soetkin Verstegen (ATiT) and Clive Young (Glasgow Caledonian University), and contributions by other VideoAktiv project partners.

Year

2006

Length

114 pages

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eduMedia-sciences

With eduMedia, teachers have access to a wide collection of educational simulations which cover all the main scientific subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and General Sciences for levels ranging from primary school pupils to university undergraduates. The teaching expertise that has gone into developing the content allows us to provide highly visual and interactive classroom material to illustrate aspects of the course which would be difficult to present using traditional media.
The eduMedia site www.edumedia-sciences.com is constantly being updated and offers to date almost 380 downloadable interactive simulations available to any teacher whose school is an eduMedia subscriber.

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eduMedia

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up-to-date

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650 animations (2011)

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Vorbereitende Überlegungen zur Unterrichtspraxis IV, Video/Film

Interviews with experts about how to "teach film".

Table of contents: 

Gespräch mit Christine Dollhofer (Interview with C.D.)
Gespräch mit Stefan Kurowski
Gespräch mit Gustav Ernst
Further exercises
Allgemeine Überlegungen zur Unterrichtbarkeit vonVideo/Film (General considerations about teachability of video/film)

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