As multimedia resources have become increasingly common, everyday users have a need to perform basic manipulations, such as touching up photographs, mixing music, and editing video. A new breed of online tools facilitates these sorts of activities without the cost or complexity of full-scale software editing suites. Online media editing tools are typically free or low-cost, and because they are web-based, they are available to more users, more of the time, including from mobile devices. Such tools might encourage more instructors and students to explore learning activities and assessments that use new media.
The "7 Things You Should Know About..." series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning technologies. Each brief focuses on a single technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use these briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues.
In addition to the "7 Things You Should Know Aboutâ€¦" briefs, you may find other ELI resources useful in addressing teaching, learning, and technology issues at your institution. To learn more, please visit the ELI Resources page.