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Learning Resources

A good place to start when searching for learning resources is the MCC Library online cataloguejournals, online databases and listings. Here are Instructions for home (off-campus) access to the databases.

For example the Library subscribes to the ARTstor online database of over 1,600,000 digital images and associated catalog data (see ArtStor subject guides) . The JISC Digital Media site offers a wealth of advice and documentaion on using Digital Images in Teaching and Learning. Open Educational Resources and OpenTextbooks are becoming increasing availbale froma variety of sources.

Google Scholar is designed for those researching academic literature, papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports.

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is an all-digital library that aggregates metadata — or information describing an item — and thumbnails for millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States. DPLA brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.

Selecting, Using or Developing Learning Resources

Video On Demand is a good way to engage your students, using digital video puts you in control of digital media files! Here at MCC we now have around 5000 video clips available On Demand, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ( x 2618) for details of how to access this service.

We have a wide range of AV Media catalogues or just click on the following links for an online version from such companies as Films for Humanities and Science, Insight Media, PBS, Lynda.com and Virtual Training Company.

The National Media Market show has very comprehensive list of Video Puiblishers with links to their websites at http://www.nmm.net/2013-exhibitors/

We have a collection of journals on aspects of educational technology including, Syllabus/Campus Technology, Presentations, eMedia, Educause Quarterly and The Journal.

If you would like help with using any of the above or in identifying media resources, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ( x 2618).

We can assist you in developing your own media resources. See our Digital Media page for more details on working with Digital Photography and Digital Video. For example, free introductory courses on Digital Photography and Cameras can be found at http://www.shortcourses.com/

We have Non-Linear Digital Editing and Streaming Media facilities. Click on the following link and scroll down for some examples of Digital Media  produced and edited in-house.

The Instructional Design Studio is equipped with networked PCs with Internet access, Apple Mac Pro Computers, a high quality color laser printer, color scanners, a film scanner, digital still cameras, digital video cameras and an Interactive Whiteboard. The computers are equipped with a wide range of software tools including:

  • Microsoft Office Professional 2007 & 2010
  • Adobe CS6 Dreamweaver, Flash, and Fireworks
  • Adobe CS6 Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, Encore, Audition, DME and Acrobat (full version)
  • Apple iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, Garageband, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Color

as well as training manuals, text books, CD-ROMs, Videos.

In addition, a range of audio visual media services and resources are available through the adjacent Media Services facility.

For further details you can find the Instructional Design Studio in the Johnson Learning Center Room 136 or contact Brian Richards on:

Tel:  (732) 906 2618
Fax: (732) 906 7702

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