Play to learn: interactive experiences in education

One perennial question that educators ask themselves is ‘what is the best way to engage my students’? Increasingly, students are expected to be active participants rather than passive consumers of content. The switch to remote online learning has further exacerbated the need for educators to find more innovative ways of presenting their material. Face toContinue reading “Play to learn: interactive experiences in education”

One studio fits all: a Q&A with educational media innovators

Self-recording studios come in all shapes and sizes. They can be as simple as setting up a webcam in your bedroom or sophisticated as soundproofing an entire floor, depending on your budget and needs. But where can you find a private space that lets you record videos without compromising on either quality or convenience? EnterContinue reading “One studio fits all: a Q&A with educational media innovators”

Interactive videos help students with selecting the right unit

Have you ever wanted your students to be able to better judge at the start of a semester if this is the right unit for them? At the University of Sydney Business School we’ve been experimenting with using interactive videos to give students an indicative preview of their units either before they enrol or inContinue reading “Interactive videos help students with selecting the right unit”

Making media more accessible

Educators are already time-poor. Making multimedia content on top of preparing lectures and marking assignments can feel not only burdensome but alien (Britton, et al., 2020; Cerimagic, 2021) Thankfully, new technologies are making the media production process more accessible, cheaper, and faster. Nowadays, almost anyone can record a video using a smartphone or create aContinue reading “Making media more accessible”

DIY Kits: Media Making Made Easy

The DIY kits are media making tools, designed by the Business Co-Design (BCD) media team to empower staff to create their own video and audio content (Britton, et al., 2020). Each DIY kit has been built to serve a specific purpose, from talking head videos, to pen-cast recordings. User experience is front of mind inContinue reading “DIY Kits: Media Making Made Easy”

A Day in a Life of a Student Media Producer

Studying media has always been a fascinating experience for me, especially in writing and producing content for different platforms. Media encompasses so many aspects! From radio, television, cinema, newspapers, magazines to Internet-based websites such as blogs, education and so much more (Butcher, 2014). All those aspects of media makes it hard to choose which pathContinue reading “A Day in a Life of a Student Media Producer”

Media Internship Program (Past, Present, Future)

The Business Co-Design (BCD) team have developed a media internship program to ensure ‘student voice’ is at the heart of what we do, and how we do it.  It is also designed to provide valuable production experience to emerging media makers. The program developed from a small cohort of students who were employed in 2019Continue reading “Media Internship Program (Past, Present, Future)”