Light as wave and particle!

The dual nature of light is explained in this captivating video using doodles, collage and some clever puppeteering. Would love to see some Educational media projects taking this approach to their videos.

Still plenty of time to sign up for the fall 2015 EdMedia program where participants will be able to explore these and many other creative approaches to making impactful media for your courses. Check it out!

Mini teaching tool: How to handle photos in the archives

In the archives, we have thousands of photos that have been produced by SFU departments over the last 50 years, plus plenty of others that are parGIF files showing the proper way to handle archival photost of the records donated by faculty, campus community members or others.

Photographic prints are vulnerable to the oils on our hands, so we ask users to always wear gloves to provide a barrier between your hands and the prints.

The paper supports that images are printed on can also become vulnerable and fragile as they age, so we show users how to carefully turn one image at a time to protect the prints.

These images are part of the F-247 collection which contains material from the Media and Public Affairs Office of SFU.

The Medium is the Message

We are deeply involved in the form educational media can take in the learning experience. Here is a gorgeous animation from the BBC that presents a high level of McLuhans narrative in the famous work;

The Medium is the Message

Is the form that you receive a message as significant as the message itself? Marshall McLuhan argued that throughout history what has been communicated has been less important than the particular medium through which people communicate. The technology that transfers the message changes us and changes society, the individual, the family, work, leisure and more.

Narrated by Gillian Anderson. Scripted by Nigel Warburton.

From the BBC Radio 4 series about life’s big questions – A History of Ideas.

This project is from the BBC in partnership with The Open University, the animations were created by Cognitive.

SPECIATION: An Illustrated Introduction

An nice piece from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, as a multi-media lecture or educational episode.

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Snowmanimation

Happy Holidays from the TLC.

The first “team” effort from the Educational Media Group at The Teaching and Learning Centre at SFU. A sock snowman, a DIY miniature greescreen, a DSLR and some mulled wine, et voila! An animated snowman holiday greeting card.
But where’d that moose come from?

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