The Learning Resources team at Jewel and Esk College in Edinburgh used Video Assist consultation to gain the skills to create a series of videos of various hair and beauty treatments.
Digital technology makes creating your own media a realistic and rewarding goal for many teachers, students and researchers. In this section we look at what to bear in mind when planning, recording and designing a creative project - be it a photoshoot, interview, screencast, podcast, or any other type of production. As well as looking at why and how you might want to use video, audio or images, there are guides to choosing suitable equipment and software for their capture and manipulation, and professional tips and techniques to optimise results, as well as case studies of successful production projects.
The internet is the source of a vast range of digital resources for use in teaching, learning and research. In this section we suggest ways to search for and acquire content to include in your projects, while respecting the rights of the creator or owner. Here you can get advice on how and where to find images, audio and video, the implications of copyright, and how you can use these resources in your work.
We consider the security, sustainability and accessibility of digital media collection now and into the future.
In this section we outline best practice and standards for digitising analogue media. We detail how to achieve archive level results and documentation, conforming to suitable metadata standards.
Digital resources and media can be delivered to users through multiple channels. Here we look at how to deliver all types of digital content in as appealing and accessible a way as possible. Embedding and using media within VLEs and web channels is explored in various scenarios, as is optimising the searchability, accessibility, and compatibility of your resources. If you want to know how to give the best user experience, look here.