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The Freesound Project

The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focusses only on sound, not songs.
The Freesound Project aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, ... released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License. The Freesound Project provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples, allowing users to
• browse the sounds in new ways using keywords, a "sounds-like" type of browsing and more
• up and download sounds to and from the database, under the same creative commons license
• interact with fellow sound-artists
The project also aims to create an open database of sounds that can also be used for scientific research.

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Music Technology Group (MTG) of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona

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Listen Up!

Listen Up! is a youth media network that connects young video producers and their allies to resources, support, and projects in order to develop the field and achieve an authentic youth voice in the mass media.

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Screening room
• Watch Media
• How to submit
• Submit media

Network
• Network directory
• Network map
• Join us

Resources
• Production tools
• Funding tools
• Festival guide
• Youth media in practice
• Research links

News
• News
• Events
• Festival calls for entry
• Funding
• Jobs

Projects

About us

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Adobe Reader, Quicktime

Screen It

Screen It is Australia's national moving image competition for school students.

Designed to encourage imagination and inventiveness in Australia's primary and secondary school students, Screen It fosters a new generation of young moving image makers.

In 2008 entrants are asked to create works responding to the theme of 'Australian Identity'.

What does it mean to be Australian today? How may this change in the future? What has it meant in the past?

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Primary School Categories:
Exploring the theme of Australian Identity
> Animation
> Live Action
> A computer game (using Klick & Play or Game Maker)

Secondary School Categories:
Exploring the theme of Australian Identity
> Animation
> Live Action
> A computer game (using Adobe Flash or Game Maker)

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

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National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)

The National Association for Media Literacy Education (formerly Alliance for a Media Literate America) is a national membership organization dedicated to advancing the field of media literacy education in the United States. While much of this website showcases the programs and activities of NAMLW, this section provides information on NAMLE as a national non-profit organization - its history, how it runs, by-laws & policies, elections, boards and more.

Digivideo.fi

Digivideo.fi is a Finnish video enthusiasts website where you can find the latest news, topical articles and a lively discussion forum. It links to a Digivideo wiki as well.

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Discussions
Recent Posts
Wiki
News
Articles
Vocabulary
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Polls
Loan Equipment
Digital Video Association

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Sivustoa ylläpitää Digivideoyhdistys / Film and Video Association.

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BBC Video Nation Network

"Your views and experiences on camera and online"

Video Nation is based on the social research organisation Mass Observation, set up in 1937. Their aim was to create an "anthropology of ourselves" by studying the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain. They did this by recruiting a team of observers and a panel of volunteer writers. The Mass Observation archive is currently kept at the University of Sussex, and you can find out more at their Mass Observation website.

Video Nation enable everybody to produce a short video for the web. Video Nation edits the content but hands over control and the final publishing decision to the creator. Video Nation has local production teams who provide all the training and advice contributors need to film successfully. The site also looks for particular subjects or aspects of life and invites contribution from its users.

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Video Nation enable everybody to produce a short video for the web. Video Nation edits the content but hands over control and the final publishing decision to the creator. Video Nation has local production teams who provide all the training and advice contributors need to film successfully. The site also looks for particular subjects or aspects of life and invites contribution from its users.

You can search the site by subject, features, locality, contributors' surnames, region and the title of the video. Each video lists Title, Contributor, Length, Date, Source, Country, Categories
An example of a feature is REMEMBRANCE 1918 - 2008: "There are very few people left who can remember the end of World War One first hand. But ninety years on many peoples' lives are still affected by the war which was meant to 'end all wars'. This series of Video Nation films take a personal look at some of the ways people have been touched by the Great War."

Video Nation also lists several guidelines to improve your filming skills: (http://www.bbc.co.uk/videonation/filmingskills/)
- RECORDING SOUND
- FILMING YOUR SURROUNDINGS
- THE "HOLLYWOOD SHOT"
- LIGHTING THE SUBJECT
- FILMING CONVERSATIONS
- FILMING ACTION
- FILMING A "PIECE TO CAMERA"
- LIGHTING YOURSELF
- DEALING WITH INTERRUPTIONS

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Seems to be only available in UK

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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University's login needed

Digital Video Digital University (DiViDu)

This demo shows an e-learning tool on basis of which students, future teachers and dentists can analyze practice cases, learn to reflect on practice, learn to demonstrate their newly acquired competence.

As of 2012, the tool is not updated anymore.

SURFmedia Video Portal

SURFmedia: on-demand and live streaming media service by and for Higher Education

" This media library ("mediatheek" in Dutch) consists of a diverse and well searchable collection of audiovisual materials which is continually built further by teachers, researchers, students, Beeld en Geluid, and others ...

Upload, stream and download audio and video files in different formats. Appreciate the quality and applicability of the media file in your educational activities, write a review or add tags. Organise your own and other people's media files into thematic collection of categories."

SURFmedia: live streaming mediadiensten of mediadiensten op aanvraag voor en door Hoger Onderwijs.
"Deze mediatheek bestaat uit een diverse en goed doorzoekbare verzameling van audiovisueel materiaal dat constant verder uitgebouwd wordt door leerkrachten, onderzoekers, studenten, Beeld en Geluid, en anderen...

Upload, stream en download audio- en videobestanden in verschillende formats. Waardeer de kwaliteit en bruikbaarheid van de mediabestanden in jouw leeractiviteiten, schrijf een beoordeling en voeg tags toe. Catalogiseer je eigen mediabestanden en die van andere mensen in verzamelingen volgens thema.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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