Benefits of using digital media for training


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This presentation is for an NCRM event on 10th November 2009. The audience are interested in supporting their research method sharing using e-learning with digital media.

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  • 15mins slot between others showing their case studies of success thus far. Followed by a panel discussion in the afternoon. Theoretical and practical benefits of using such resources.
  • We offer a number of services but I’m here today to focus on using e-learning with digital media to support your training needs as creators and users.
  • About the JISC Digital Media service
  • We have well over 100 advice documents covering a wide range of topics and issues on our website. We have a FREE helpdesk to offer email/telephone support. Focus on our keywords. Oh and that’s our building entrance at Bristol University shot with a pinhole camera 2009.
  • About me – E-learning officer, previously Blackboard staff development support. Been workng with the web since 2001 and work includes freelance web design. Studied a related degree. My role is to support the FE/HE sector with anything related to e-learning around digital media I can also be found on the web at various locations, my delicious feed at over 2,500 bookmarks is probably the most useful.
  • Discussed on next few slides
  • This slide elaborate on why you may consider using digital media.
  • In context of what I know of your requirements, these are the primary areas of focus to support your audience
  • Each resource can be used for multiple delivery options (audio from a video session may be used standalone for example) IMS Content Package: format used to exchange learning objects
  • What makes a learning object, a resource, a module, a course successful? = goals and then measure. Reuse of material/events? Reducing barriers
  • More detail at
  • General guidance when using video.
  • We cover most of your potential requirements on our website
  • Preparing material for use with Microsoft PowerPoint
  • How we can support your audio needs.
  • Forms required
  • Continued
  • Upload and share presentation material that can be embedded into your website. Our advice doc:
  • Might be worth considering if access is required on mobile devices.
  • Free online support every other Wednesday 13:30-14:30 – just come online and ask away.
  • Thanks for listening or reading! Our service may be available to speak at further events, please get in touch with Sue Atkinson. This presentation is available online at
  • Benefits of using digital media for training

    1. 1. The benefits of using digital media NCRM e-learning event Tuesday 10th Nov Work-Based Learning for Education (WLE) centre
    2. 2. THE FOCUS TODAY Develop research methods Provide training on these research methods How we can support you
    3. 3. Provide advice and guidance predominantly to the Further and Higher Education community on the issues of creating , delivering and using still images, moving images and sound resources, together with managing digitisation projects.
    4. 4. Provide advice and guidance predominantly to the Further and Higher Education community on the issues of creating , delivering and using still images , moving images and audio , together with managing digitisation projects.
    5. 5. ABOUT ME e-Learning Officer learning & teaching Digital media Web design
    7. 7. WHY <ul><li>Support wider audience </li></ul><ul><li>Each resource may add value </li></ul><ul><li>Increase return on investment </li></ul><ul><li>Measurable </li></ul><ul><li>Focus / concise </li></ul>
    8. 8. USES <ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Walkthroughs </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation of material </li></ul>
    9. 9. Reusable Learning Objects
    11. 11. MAKE IT MEASURABLE <ul><li>Clear goal(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Success criteria Be specific </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative research Ask chosen few </li></ul><ul><li>Increased listens views </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced support requests </li></ul><ul><li>Impact on future decisions </li></ul>
    12. 12. Making Video <ul><li>Go for solid-state memory e.g. SD cards (no tapes to capture!) </li></ul><ul><li>Look at free open source transcoders (e.g. Handbrake) </li></ul><ul><li>Retain original audio/video formats for preservation – transcode for delivery </li></ul>
    13. 13. Guides to… Creating new digital media including: <ul><li>Basic guide to shooting video for groups, </li></ul><ul><li>interviews, lectures/presentations </li></ul><ul><li>File types </li></ul>
    14. 14. Presentations and PPT <ul><li>Transcode to Microsoft formats if using MS PPT (e.g. Windows Media Video .wmv) </li></ul><ul><li>PPT links to video/audio so always keep media files with presentations </li></ul><ul><li>PPT can either automatically playback media, or wait for click </li></ul>
    15. 15. How we support you <ul><li>Production tips – making the best possible recordings </li></ul><ul><li>Post production advice – enhancing recordings, making them more accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Technical specifications – standards and good practice in production, delivery and storage </li></ul><ul><li>Advice on copyright issues </li></ul>
    16. 16. Clearance forms <ul><li>Rights for audio recordings based on musical copyright law </li></ul><ul><li>Rights held for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recording </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intellectual Property </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wise to… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask subject to waive ‘all associated’ rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>include every possible future use of the resource </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Clearance forms <ul><li>Model release/performers release </li></ul><ul><li>Remember other contributors (camera operator, editor) often covered if work is commissioned – but worth checking! </li></ul>
    18. 18. SlideShare Upload and share presentation material
    19. 19. Potential of mobile
    20. 20. ONLINE SURGERY
    21. 21. THANK YOU <ul><li>Zak Mensah </li></ul>Zak Mensah ( (mailing list) 0117 331 4447