With the advent of ubiquitous media creation devices such as the iPhone 4 and small digital video cameras producing web friendly files this is an increasingly feasible approach. How many creation devices can post directly to YouTube? Pick a number and we guarantee it will be higher tomorrow.

There is no need to go it alone. Media creation is a collaborative activity and benefits from many perspectives focusing on the task.

With careful design, students can become part of the production process.

Rebecca LeBard talks about tasking students to make media highlighting their learning outcomes. This works as student revision and provides Rebecca with material she can use in the next iteration of her course.

Creating original media to support teaching will also be a solid addition to your teaching active portfolio and may aid in promotion.

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