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This Australian online educator provides specialised writing, editing and media-related training to aspiring authors, editors and journalists. For more than a quarter of a century, the Australian College of Journalism delivers expert tuition in professional writing and editing, freelance journalism, professional editing & proofreading, creative writing, professional scriptwriting and more.

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The Cartoon Movement

The Cartoon Movement is a community of international editorial cartoonists and fans of political satire, part of The Video Journalism Movement (VJ Movement), an organization dedicated to the promotion of video journalism and press freedom. It is a global collaborative platform for editorial cartoons and comics journalism, where you can discuss cartoons, and vote on the cartoon ideas submitted by our international network of professional editorial cartoonists. The best cartoons are published online 4 times a week.

BBC News School Report

BBC News School Report, started in 2006 by BBC News, gives 11-14 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience. Using lesson plans and materials from the BBC News School Report website, and with support from BBC staff, teachers help students develop their journalistic skills to become School Reporters.
The online materials available to teachers and learners include the Huw Edwards Lesson Plans (Huw Edwards is the BBC’s News reporter): 6 lessons, correlating to the curricula in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, with accompanying videos for teachers to use as they wish while running the project (also in Welsh). Materials are in a variety of formats to engage pupils - film, audio and text.

The project is continuously run and in March schools take part in an annual News Day (first organised in March 2007), when all involved schools simultaneously create video, audio and text-based news reports, and publish them on their school website, to which the BBC links. On the latest News Day on 11 March 2010, 719 schools across the UK took part in making the news simultaneously.

A more detailed description of the project is available in the Showcase on the MEDEA Awards website: http://www.medea-awards.com/showcase/bbc-news-school-report

Learning Technology on Scoop.it

Here you can find a very interesting collection of highly relevant articles about media and learning from around the web, curated by Nik Peachey.

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British Film Institute (BFI) - Teaching Film and Media Studies

BFI Education publishes a growing range of teaching packs, teaching guides (many of which are free)and resources to support the use of moving image media in schools. These resources also include full lesson plans and sheets.

Particularly aimed at teachers new to Media Studies post-16, the series provides a wealth of information and new ideas for all teachers involved with the teaching of AS and A level Media Studies, (OCR, AQA and WJEC), AS and A level Film Studies (WJEC), GNVQ/AVCE, Btech, Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers, and Lifelong Learning courses.

Film & Sound Online

"Film & Sound Online is a JISC-funded set of collections of film, video and sound material. Several hundred hours of high-quality material are available for download, either in full or as segments, and can be used freely in learning, teaching and research." You can view a sample of some videoclips to preview the collection.

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NewsFilm Online

The NewsFilm Online data is © ITN and Reuters and was first produced in a joint digitisation project with the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC). This is a collection of selected news from the ITN/Reuters archives.

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"Video playback and downloading are available to staff and students at subscribing UK universities and colleges." Viewing descriptions is available to all.

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Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching (TRILT)

TRILT is a comprehensive record of programmes transmitted by more than 300 UK television and radio channels. It also offers advance information on programmes coming up for transmission.

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Case studies

The case studies show different ways that filmmaking was integrated into the academic context.

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Genesis and Genre - Since film was a core part of the module, students spent a considerable part of their classroom time studying films and learning about filmmaking. They worked in groups to produce short dramatised sections of novels and plays by Galdós.

Understanding Law II - Students were asked to make a group-based presentation in an electronic format of their choice - video, podcast, screencast or a combination. Students had a two-hour workshop on shooting and editing, then worked independently.

Architecture - Post-graduate architecture students were offered the opportunity to use filmmaking as part of a large final project. They worked with a Norwegian filmmaker and had professional help in the form of 'master-classes' from Sheffield based filmmakers, then went on to make their own films.

Filming Shakespeare - Students were encouraged to creatively interpret a section of a Shakespeare play. Working in groups they storyboarded, directed and edited, with the support of a film crew.

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Claire Allam (content) & Danny Monaghan (design), Learning Development and Media Unit, University of Sheffield

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Educational Video Center

The Educational Video Center is a non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change.

The center also organises a Youth-Powered Video Film Festival.

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