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The Making of an Android App

By Daniel Pullin
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With the extension to the project we were given the opportunity to expand our audience and make a product that can outlast the project and website. The outcome is the app Lights, Camera, Education!. This is an open, free learning application that informs and guides you through all the stages of video production.

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Production of educational media key to choosing degree and forming opinion of University

By Tom Bartlett
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Nearly two thirds (63%) of graduates* believe that if a university creates educational media as one of many teaching methods, this would strongly or slightly improve their opinion of that university. Only 4% said it would decrease their opinion of such institutions. The research** is published by The CADARN Learning Portal, which supports and stimulates the production of online and open educational resources.

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New Youtube Guide Resource - for creating subtitles, and more!

By Amy Daniel
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It came as a nice surprise to the CADARN team to find that YouTube have developed a wonderfully simple way for users to add subtitles and closed captions to their videos, without the pressure of grappling with complicated pieces of software to create subtitle files. And not only has YouTube created a fantastically easy way to subtitle videos, you can also easily download your subtitles as an .srt file to add them to other online hosts, such as Vimeo, as well as to offline media players, such as VLC.

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Time and Money - Key Challenges to Creating Educational Media

By Tom Bartlett

Nearly three quarters (73%) of graduates* believe time is the main challenge to higher education teaching staff when it comes to producing educational media, with two thirds (66%) citing money as a significant challenge. The research** is published by The CADARN Learning Portal https://www.cadarn.ac.uk , which supports and stimulates the production of online and open educational resources.

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Using Social Media for Engagement

By Daniel Pullin
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Covering a talk and discussion chaired by George Veletsianos of Royal Roads University, Canada on the uses of social media by academics and professionals a like. This overview tries to explain some of the discussion viewpoints on the usage of social media and the motivations behind them.

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Student collaboration could close gap between expectation and experience of educational media

By Tom Bartlett
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Nearly two thirds (60%) of graduates* in the UK said that lecturers or tutors had used educational media during their degrees. However, less than a quarter (22%) of them had taken part in the production of educational media themselves. The research** is published by The CADARN Learning Portal, which supports and stimulates the production of online and open educational resources.

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Online Security on Websites Explained

By Daniel Pullin
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When creating resources for online consumption you are aware of all the aspects of creating beyond the material itself. Where will it be hosted? What form will it take? What licence should it be released under?

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JULY 2016 WORKSHOP @ ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY

By Lizi Hesling

This two-day workshop offers a hands-on introduction to producing educational media. With a focus on video, attendees will gain an understanding of the most important steps and principles of production, from script writing to shooting and editing. Attendees will be guided through a series of practical exercises and will also work on their own video, giving them the basic skills they need to start producing educational media themselves.

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Creating a Screen-Cast Training Video of Adobe Premiere CS6

By Matt Cawte
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Premiere Pro has been covered many times on websites such as Lynda, however our aim of creating another online screen-cast of Premiere Pro for CADARN, was to create a free resource at a very accessible level so that people with no prior knowledge of the software or video editing in general, can pick it up. CADARN and it's partners use Adobe Premiere CS6 most of the time, all of the skills that can be learnt in this earlier version of Premiere are directly transferable to the newer Creative Cloud versions of the software.

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Of Time and Tides: Making the “Tides of the Menai Strait” Video

By Lizi Hesling

It was back in December of 2014 that Bangor University’s Professor David Bowers first came to us with the idea of making a video about the tides. It's taken a while, but the video has now, finally, been released. And it's definitely been worth all the time and effort. This article charts the production process to show why this collaboration has been such a success.

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