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Jing (Screen Capture)

Jing is a free application for Windows or the Mac OS that allows you to "capture" images or video of your desktop.  It is a simple tool for creating "screencasts" comparable to SnapzPro.

Once a video of your computer screen has been recorded, it can be edited with tools like:

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SnapzPro (Screen Capture)

SnapzPro is an application for the Mac OS that allows you to "capture" images or video of your Mac desktop.  It is a simple tool for creating "screencasts" comparable to Jing.

Once a video of your computer screen has been recorded, it can be edited with tools like:

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Moodle

Moodle is a learning management system (LMS), think of it as a web-based classroom environment.  Features include quizzes, discussion forums, peer-review and document sharing.

Faculty can create a Moodle site for a course via the Course Hub. For more information about Moodle, see:
LIS Wiki > Moodle

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iPod

An iPod is essentially a mobile media device created by Apple Inc.  Early versions of iPods handled only audio files but later versions included support for video playback.  Accessories such as the iTalk Voice Recorder can be added to older iPods to enable them to record audio.

In the fall of 2008, Apple introduced the iPod Touch, which is almost identical to the iPhone but lacks the following features:

  • mobile phone
  • built in microphone
  • camera
  • GPS

 

Data analysis (i.e. statistical analysis)

Technologies

There are many tools available for data analysis, so many that only a cursory overview can be given here.

What You Need

What is needed for data analysis is usually tools appropriate for analyzing the type of data you are working with.  Spreadsheet programs like Microsoft Excel and Google spreadsheets provide functionality for basic quantitative and statistical analysis.

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Recent grad hopes thesis on TV storytelling will lead to discussion

Aaron Smith, Class of 2009 and a Film & Media Culture major, has posted online a discussable version of his senior thesis, "Transmedia Storytelling in Television 2.0," in which he explores how contemporary television has embraced new narrative strategies and digital media to encourage participation in expansive storyworlds. In this online version, he invites readers to comment in the margins of his project to further the dialogue about these new developments.