Digital Media Collections
Here at MCC we can assist faculty in identifying digital media resources for use in teaching and learning, here are some sample resources:
Creating Digital Media
We can assist faculty in preparing and using Digital Media in teaching and learning. We have facilities for preparing and processing a wide range of digital media, including Digital Photography, Digital Video and Virtual Tours. The ID Studio is equipped with software such as Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro and iMovie for Non-Linear Digital Editing as well as compression software which enables the production of a variety of Digital Media including Streaming Media, VR movies, DVDs and CD-ROMs.
JISC Digital Media Overiew and Advice on Digital Media - cover all aspects of using and creating digital media resources for teaching and learning. They also run an Online Surgery- a series of webinars on aspects for working with Digital Media.
An introduction to the creative process of putting together your own digital video or moving images can be found at http://mic.imtc.gatech.edu/scienceeducators_portal/sci_creatmi.htm.
You can create your own Digital Slide Shows with Picasa 3 software or PhotoStory for Windows. These programs are free and great tools for creating slide-shows and presentations, while Picasa is also good for managing and organizing your collection of digital images and small movie files.
Documentary Photography: A multimedia CAL program to teach the analysis of documentary photography.
"Making Sense of Documentary Photography," by James Curtis, from History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web, 2003.This also includes an extensive resource list ofDocumentary Photography Online.
Guides to Good Practice in the creation, management and use of electronic resources in teaching and learning the visual arts
Screen Casting software allows you to create tutorials with audio narration that capture all the activity on the screen. This is ideal for demonstrating how to use a particular feature or tool in a software package.
An Introduction to Screen Capture and Screen Casting in Education and how to download and use the free JING software.
You can create online presentations based on PowerPoint slides with added narration, multimedia and interactive features using the online service called MyBrainshark. The FREE version includes unlimited storage and viewing, includes the ability to add narration, basic polling and slides play/selection and has easy to use slide by slide editing tools. It is cross platform, so works on a PC and a Mac and there is a free App to play presentations on an iPad called SlideShark
You can sign up at http://www.brainshark.com/mybrainshark
and Online Training videos are at http://www.brainshark.com/help-and-training/self-paced-learning/mybrainshark-free.aspx
Digital Media Production
The following Digital Videos and Media were produced and edited in-house by the MCC IDMS department and are best viewed with a broadband internet connection.
Click here for more details about our Media Production Services
MCC Campus Panoramic View (QuickTime VR Panorama) (When you see the image click on it, hold and move mouse to rotate through the panoramic view, use shift and ctrl keys to zoom in and out).
Anatomy - Skull (QuickTimeVR Object) (When you see the image click on it, hold and move mouse to rotate through the object view, use shift and ctrl keys to zoom in and out).
Sony Digital Video Camera (QuickTimeVR Object) (When you see the image click on it, hold and move mouse to rotate through the object view, use shift and ctrl keys to zoom in and out).
Streaming Media Player Downloads
There are free versions of each player available for download as follows:
QuickTime Player may be downloaded from: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/
Windows Media Player may be downloaded from:
Real Media Player may be downloaded from:
For further details about any aspect of using digital media in teaching and learning please contact Brian Richards on:
Tel: (732) 906 2618