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:
- Video On Demand is a powerful way to engage your students using digital video. Here at MCC we have over 5000 video clips available On Demand, contact Brian Richards ( x 2618) for details of how to access this service.
- The Open Video Project has over 4000 items in it’s shared video collection available for download and use under the fair use copyright guidelines
- Google Video is developing a video search service that will search the closed captioning text of TV programs and display short snippets of the text along with still images from the show. A side panel let’s you know when the show will air next.
- The Media History Project Online Access to the Histories of Cinema, Broadcasting & Sound.
- The Internet Archive aims to provide “Univeral Access to Human Knowledge” and isamassing a staggering array of resources including archives of the World Wide Web, Moving Images, Text, Audio and Software. The WikiMedia Commonsis a database of more than 5 million media files, that anyone can contribute to.
- The ARTstor Digital Library of over 1,600,000 digital images and associated catalog data – see ArtStor subject guides – to access this online database click here. Recent additions include over 1000 QTVR 360 degree panoramas.
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 and offer online infokits on High Level Digitisation for Audiovisual Resources and Digital 3D Content.
A Free Guide to Making Video on the Web and 12-ways-to-create-videos-without-camera from Technology for Teachersan EduBlog award winning blog.
Digital Photography For free introductory courses on Digital Photography and Digital Cameras try http://www.shortcourses.com/
You can create your own Digital Slide Shows withPicasa 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.
“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.
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
The MCC YouTube Channel
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).
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: