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Showing posts with label video. Show all posts
Showing posts with label video. Show all posts

7 December 2015

Multimedia resources to enrich your teaching

Have you wanted to engage students with relevant and interesting multimedia course materials, but concerned about copyright or felt you lack the technical skills?  Information research staff Carlie Nekrasov and Tracey Whyte have some suggestions.




The Multimedia Resources Library guide provides a gateway to subject specific and multidisciplinary video databases as well as tips for accessing, using and integrating them into your teaching.
  
The guide includes tips on how to:
  • Generate stable links for Moodle, reading lists, lecture slides
  • Save favourites into playlists 
  • Create clips for YouTube from selected databases
  • Link to or embed multimedia content
  • Understand copyright rules when using YouTube and other digital materials.
The following three resources provide a small sample of what is available through the Multimedia resources Library guide.

Resources available online

Alexander Street Press provides access to thousands of video and audio resources as well as texts across a wide range of disciplines, including film, music and performing arts, art and architecture, ethnographics, health and society, nursing and more. ASP includes contemporary as well as historical resources.

The collections available to Monash staff and students are listed under the 'My collections' link. You can also search by subject or topic, or browse by discipline. The Alexander Street Press platform offers you the flexibility to use entire videos, or to select segments or short clips.

 Photograph by Dennis Mayor 1972.
Courtesy State Library of Victoria

Detailed, step by step instructions are provided for:
  • Making a clip
  • Creating a playlist
  • Searching effectively 
  • Using the video player
  • Using the audio player 
Informit Edu TV is a TV online streaming resource that provides over 10,000 television programs to watch across a range of subject areas. You can also embed clips from the television programs into your course materials.

After setting up an individual registration to Informit EduTV you will be able to create a project file for storing your favourite shows, episodes and clips. After registering you will receive a username, and option to create a password, as well as information to help you search and create clips. You can read more about Informit EduTV in this Library blog post.

Kanopy provides a collection of around 26,000 documentaries and movies as well as selected television programs. You can for search for individual titles or browse subjects within Kanopy and individual titles are also available via Search. Further information about creating and managing clips and embedding excerpts in Kanopy can be found in this document.

Advice and tips

The Multimedia Resources Library Guide provides you with access to a world of audio, video and text resources to enhance your student’s learning experience. It provides tips on creating and maintaining a personalised set of playlists, and resources to guide you through creating clips and embedding these excerpts into your teaching materials. It even helps you find the right advice on copyright.
If you need further advice on how to best utilise these resources please contact the subject librarian in your relevant discipline or the copyright adviser.
  
The multimedia resources featured in the Multimedia Resources Library Guide are also available via Search and the Library Databases page.
  

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7 May 2015

Learn new skills via video

Learn some new skills and techniques online through a first class video provider.  In fact we found helpful tips on writing for this blog that way...... by Romany Manuell.

If you listen to a lot of podcasts (I'm a huge fan of This American Life and Serial) you probably will have heard the ads for Lynda.com, a training provider offering online education via video since 2002. But did you know that you can access Lynda.com for free by signing up through the Monash University Library?
Lynda.com offers beautifully produced training videos on all kinds of topics. Want to learn how to use InDesign or Photoshop? Lynda.com can help out. Need to keep up to date with the latest classroom technologies? Lynda.com can help you there, too. Each set of videos comes complete with a detailed table of contents, so you can quickly navigate to the information you need. Never again will you be stuck looking for a needle in the YouTube haystack!  


To explore this amazing database of videos, look for Lynda.com in Search and follow the instructions to sign up for an account.

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