Educational media production

Educational media production

A small dedicated educational media production team in the Learning Innovation Hub (LIH) focuses on supporting initiatives that enhance learning and teaching experiences for the university community. The team:

  • supports the development of educational media and other learning and teaching resources,
  • loans equipment for DIY media production for learning and teaching use, and
  • provides consultation, training and guidance in approaches to media production.

The educational media production team provides support across the university community, however if you are a faculty representative, please consult your Faculty Learning and Teaching teams as a first point of contact for pedagogical guidance before you submit a request to the LIH.

If you would like assistance with producing educational media, please submit a request. Please note that your submitted request is not a guarantee of support from the LIH, it will first be assessed by the team.

The stages of our production process are:

  • Brief > What is the problem that needs solving, and why?
  • Scoping > Determining the best approach and what level of support can be provided based on the context.
  • Terms >  Specifying timelines, milestones and deliverables.
  • Production > Creating the deliverables.
  • Delivery > Confirmation of the deliverables.

The following are ways in which the Learning Innovation Hub's educational media production team can provide support to the university community.

Educational media and resource production

Flipped lecture content video

A longer video filmed in the studio where a presenter speaks directly to the camera.

Key Features:

  • Longer video (3 - 10 minutes in length)
  • Preferable to have images, slides, or additional footage shown over the presenter
  • Supporting animations can be created, and need to be scoped with Educational Media Producers
  • Use of a script is essential

Examples: MECO399, Big History MOOC

Online unit introduction video

A shorter, more succinct video where a presenter speaks directly to the camera. Useful for a quick delivery of information such as an introduction to convenors and the unit. Not a lecture.

Key Features:

  • Shorter video (up to 3 minutes)
  • Can have images or slides shown over the presenter
  • Use of a script is highly recommended
  • Suitable for DIY production

Interview video

A recording of subject matter experts or key individuals where their personal expertise and opinion are essential to delivering a message.

Key Features:

  • Longer video (3 - 10 minutes in length)
  • Does not have to include the interviewer
  • Preferable to have images, slides, or additional footage
  • Supporting animations can be created; these need to be scoped with the Educational Media Production team
  • Use of a script is highly recommended
  • Suitable for DIY production

Example: Teche INSIGHTS: Ronika Power

Instructional video

Videos used to explain or demonstrate a process.

Key Features:

  • Effective as groups of shorter videos (up to 3 minutes each)
  • Supporting animations can be created; these need to be scoped with the Educational Media Production team
  • Use of a script is essential

Animation

Bespoke animations of concepts that may be challenging to visualise.

Key Features:

  • Shorter video (up to 3 minutes) concepts animated with scripted voiceovers
  • Can complement and enhance video productions such as lecture content, instructional video, and interviews
  • Use of a script is essential

Example: What is the Learning Innovation Hub?

Archival recording

Lecture, workshop or event recording for archival purpose. Suitable when automated Echo360 recording services are unavailable at the location.

Key Features:

  • Recommended as a DIY production using loaned equipment

Example: 3 Minute Thesis

Graphic design

Bespoke graphic design to visualise concepts and data for digital documents and other online resources.

Editorial photography

Photos to support an article or story on Teche (MQ's Learning and Teaching Blog), and other office or faculty learning and teaching uses.

Examples: Simulation lab, Geophysics drones

Workshop and training delivery

Just-in-time equipment loan training

Raise your level of competency in using video and audio production equipment when loaning equipment from the LIH.

Bespoke workshops and training

In collaboration with faculties and offices, skills training can be organised depending on your requirements, including:

  • DIY video production
  • DIY workshop and event photography
  • Blogging and online personal branding

Contact the Learning Innovation Hub Shared Services Team to discuss how we may be able to provide suitable training for your needs.

Equipment loans

DIY Video recording

The LIH maintain and loan to the university community a small number of video recording equipment for learning and teaching use only, including:

  • Prosumer level HD video camcorders
  • Tripods
  • Compatible microphones

DIY Audio recording

The LIH maintain and loan to the university community a small number of audio recording equipment for learning and teaching use only, including:

  • USB microphones for recording podcasts or improving sound quality of screen recordings
  • Audio recorders
  • Wired and wireless microphones to use with audio recorders and video cameras

DIY Photography

The LIH maintain and loan to the university community a limited number of still photography cameras (DSLRs) for learning and teaching use only.

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