Digital media are defined as one or a combination of still images and graphics, moving images including video and audio in a digital form
“Digital media is flexible and has a wide range of application in teaching and learning including facilitating communication and enabling rich feedback.”
Images, audio and video can be used to:
❶ improve retention, by delivering information both verbally and non-verbally
❷ aid understanding through the use of figures and diagrams
❸ make your teaching materials aesthetically pleasing and provide variety
❹ provide visual or audible context to reinforce ideas
Finding and Using Digital Media that are Fit for Teaching
The first port of call for many people may be the internet, but copying images and media has copyright implications and you may need permission of a licence for this activity.
⦿ Show a broadcast TV or radio programme for teaching purposes with the ERA Licence
⦿ Use Box of Broadcasts, an immense library of TV and radio broadcasts or to schedule your own recordings for use in teaching.
⦿ Check out LTI’s list of multimedia resources for use in educational settings
⦿ Some artists and authors are happy for people to use and adapt their content and may choose to licence it under a Creative Commons Licence.
⦿ These licences mean, provided you abide by certain conditions, you are free to use and adapt the content.
⦿ If you wish to find material licenced under Creative Commons visit the Creative Commons Search website.