Timelines.tv: history repository
Repository of history videos and media documentations organised as timelines.
Since 2010 Timelines.tv has offered an invaluable free-to-use resource for students, teachers and life-learners.
Now the BAFTA award winning resource is available on mobile devices with new resources.
TSL Education Ltd
Find free videos from Teachers TV to view and for download. Teachers can view relevant videos on teaching and learning in early years, primary, secondary and whole school, as well as films to help with continued professional development.
Free SFX: sound effects
Free SFX website offers a wide collection of professional sound effects and music, contributed by companies and individuals around the world and made available to audio enthusiasts and production companies alike. Everyone who has contributed to the site has agreed to the freeSFX.co.uk license agreement and philosophy: these sounds are available for anyone to use in their productions.
The SFX team welcomes new members to the community that can upload their own quality sound effects or music (As long as you are the copyright owner of the sounds you wish to upload or have the copyright owners full permission to distribute them).
JISC Infokit: Planning Your Video Production
This infokit released by Jisc Digital Media provides a step-by-step guide to planning and preparing your video shoot.
The infokit begins with a brief look at the pros and cons of using video to support teaching and learning, discusses video pedagogy and then moves onto the planning and writing of the content. It then considers the resources needed for the video, including personnel, locations and equipment, as well as the importance of establishing all of the steps needed to complete the production and their interdependencies.
Budgeting, scheduling and legal and health and safety issues are also covered to ensure that you can work within pre-agreed budgets and timeframes and people are kept safe. Finally, it looks at the importance of reflection and evaluation upon the conclusion of a project as a way of both increasing your knowledge and contributing to the success of future productions.
In addition to discussing all the aspects of planning a video, the infokit provides links to a number of resources, including reference works, a budget spreadsheet and model release forms.
1. What is Video Production?
2. Why Video Production in Education?
3. Specific Activities
3.1 Videoing Groups
3.2 Videoing Lectures
3.3 Shooting on Location
3.4 Conducting Interviews
4.2 Tripods and Other Camera Supports
4.3 Microphones & Headphones
4.5 Lights and Light Stands
5. The Shoot
5.1 Before You Start
5.3 Evaluating a Location
5.4 Media and Battery Requirements
5.5 The Get-in & the Get-out - Considerations, Health and Safety
5.6 Setting Up the Camera
5.7 Shot Selection
5.8 Videoing Supporting Materials
5.9 Loose Ends
5.10 Legal and Ethical Considerations
6. Getting Good Pictures
6.1 Holding/steadying the camera with a tripod
6.2 Holding/steadying the camera without a tripod
6.3 Viewscreen vs. Viewfinder
6.5 Fixed Focus
6.7 Lighting for Autoexposure
6.9 Crossing the Line
7. Getting Good Sound
9.1 Delivery via Management Systems or Third Parties
9.2 Common Methods of Online Delivery
9.3 Popular Delivery Platforms
10. Legal Considerations
10.1 Why Bother?
10.2 What Aspects of the Video Have Rights?
10.3 Types of Rights
10.4 Managing Your Rights Information
10.5 Incorporating Materials Made by Others
10.6 Creating Your Own vs. Sourcing Free Materials
10.7 Ethics and Libellous Content
10.9 When is a Participant Not a Participant?
10.10 Clearance Forms
10.12 Licensing Your Media
11. In Summary
CEOP's Thinkuknow Internet safety
Thinkuknow is an education initiative by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre - the UK's national law enforcement agency that focuses on tackling the sexual abuse of children. It provides training and education resources for practitioners to use with children and young people to increase their understanding of online safety.
The web page is dedicated to children of different age groups, teachers and parents.
Jane Hart's blog on workplace learning
Jane Hart's blog focuses on the topics social and workplace learning and is one of the most important resources for innovations in workplace learning.
Prepare for Success
Prepare for Success is a free set of interactive multimedia learning resources to help international students prepare for life and study at university in the UK. Students can also use the resources on the website for language learning. The website resources are also available for educators at other institutions to use and link to for teaching purposes.
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Differences in university study
Listen to international students talking about differences in study they experienced when they came to the UK. Find out what differences there might be for you.
The language challenge
How prepared are you for the language challenge ahead? Watch a video to learn how other international students faced the challenge when they arrived and find out how you can prepare yourself.
Ways of being taught on your course
Explore four common ways of being taught on academic courses in the UK. Find out what to expect in a lecture, a seminar, a tutorial and a workshop.
Preparing for online study
Do a quiz to discover how much of your time will be spent online during your studies. Listen to an academic course tutor talking about the technologies used by students that she teaches.
Adapting to a new life
Watch a video in which students talk about the cultural challenges for students coming to the UK. Then assess yourself to find out how ready you are for them.
Consider different advice about how to study independently and then assess your own study habits.
Academic writing at university
Do a quiz to find out how prepared you are for the academic writing you will need to do on your university of college course.
Explore what critical thinking involves and identify any skills that you might need to develop.
Studying science, engineering or technology
Find out what particular skills and abilities students studying science, engineering or technology need, and explore the range of writing tasks you may be required to do on your course.
Understanding course assignments
Compare course assignments in the UK with those in your home country and practise interpreting essay titles set by British course tutors.
Using what you read in your academic writing
Learn about the correct ways to reference what you read in your own writing. Find out how to avoid plagiarism.
Your relationship with your tutors
Listen to a British student talking about his relationship with his tutors. Do a quiz to find out what to expect of tutors and lecturers in the UK.
Using study time effectively
Discover what the best study routine for you might be. Practise organising a day's timetable for an international student on a university course in the UK.
Managing your course work
Consider how you would manage the production of a 2000-word assignment.
Taking part in seminars
Listen to a British tutor talking about what seminars are like and explaining what is expected of students.
Listening to lectures
Find out how lectures in the UK might be different from those you have attended before and listen for clues in a lecture that can help your understanding.
Reading for your course
Find out how you can manage your course reading list and learn to read more efficiently.
Skills for presenting in seminars
Think about the skills you will need if you are asked to give a presentation on your course. Watch a video of a student presenting to identify some useful techniques.
Working with others
Discover what group work involves and the kind of skills that students need to work together effectively.
Preparing for course work and exams
Listen to an interview with a student comparing exams in the UK with exams in her home country. Identify ways to deal with some common course work problems.
Settling down to study
Listen to student advice on how to settle down to study in the UK. Find out about an exciting competition for international students.
Reaching the end and taking the next step
Do a fun quiz to find out how much you remember. Send some feedback to us on what you think of Prepare for Success.
Digital Literacies Toolkit
The Digital Literacies Toolkit is an interactive learning tool to help students explore the educational uses of Web 2.0 tools and develop good practice in the use of social software. It was designed and developed by eLanguages at the University of Southampton, UK.
The purpose of this set of learning resources is to help students:
- explore the educational uses of Web 2.0 tools and services;
- familiarise themselves with a range of useful applications for study-related purposes;
- highlight good practice in the use of social software and the internet, in general.
The website resources are available for institutions to use and link to.
Please send feedback via the site feedback form.
8 multimedia learning resources ( designed as interactive learning objects). List of titles:
* What is digital literacy?
* Digital tools for student life
* Managing your online presence
* Using other people's digital content responsibly
* Collaborating in coursework online
* Creating and sharing digital content on your course
* Your Personal Learning Environment
* Digitally enhancing your job prospects
SVEA Web 2.0 Guidelines
The SVEA guideline offers tips on how to implement social media in the management process of training institutions, as well as an orientation for trainers who want to use such tools in their courses. Some important issues connected to copyright and privacy are also discussed.
2.1 How to implement social media in the knowledge management process of your training institution?
2.2 Organisational Preconditions
2.2.1 What infrastructure is needed to start using web 2.0 in your institution?
2.2.2 What impact does the integration of social media in the organisational
setting of your institution have on your staff policy?
3.1 Changing roles
3.2 How to implement successful e-learning 2.0 courses
3.2.1 For what educational purposes can you use social media tools?
3.2.2 Which online learning methods exist?
3.2.3 How to structure a course when using social media tools,
and what role do you, as a trainer, have in each course phase?
3.2.4 How can you moderate/mentor activities during the online phase?
3.2.5 How to organise feasible evaluation?
3.2.6 How to achieve high-quality learning results?
3.3 What are the main important legal issues to be respected when using social media
tools in the training environment?
3.3.1 Protecting IPR in your work
3.3.2 IPR in the work of others
3.3.3 Creative Commons
3.3.4 Privacy issues
3.3.5 Dos and don’ts
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