Working confidently with video and images is an ability which allows you to develop engaging multimedia resources and a strong online presence.
Videos can be used to capture your learning activities, record practices in placements, create assessments, and contribute to your online presence. They can be easily stored and accessed online, for example through using the University’s MediaStream service. MediaLecture is a simple tool for screencasting which allows anything that appears on your computer screen to be recorded and, using a microphone, audio to be added. For example, it can be used to record a commentary to a Powerpoint presentation.
Creating videos is an increasing important skill in your studies, and is a creative and communication skill valued by employers.
Working with images
Digital images can easily be captured using a wide variety of devices, through downloading off the internet, or through screenshots. A basic understanding of image size, screen resolution and file sizes is needed to prepare them for online, on-screen or printed use. Simple editing can be done in Word and PowerPoint, while software such as Photoshop can be used for more complex editing such as improving photo quality.
Efficient creation and manipulation of images to suit different purposes, including knowledge of how and when to use images legally, is important in your studies and in the workplace.