Producing online materials
Staff wishing to develop online learning materials can make use of a consultation service and draw on media specialists for the production of high quality graphics, animation, illustration and video. The Learning Team work on a wide range of large and small projects, and provide a range of award-winning tools for the rapid development of high quality interactive content.
Xerte is a fully-featured eLearning development environment for creating rich interactivity. Xerte is aimed at developers of interactive content who will create sophisticated content with some scripting, and it can be used to extend the capabilities of Xerte Online Toolkits with new tools for content authors.
Xerte Online Toolkits is a server-based suite of tools for content authors. Learning materials can be authored quickly and easily using browser-based tools, with no programming required. Xerte Online Toolkits is aimed at content authors, who will assemble content using simple wizards. Content authors can easily collaborate on projects. Xerte Online Toolkits can be extended by developers using Xerte.
Xpert is a respository for sharing and re-using learning materials. Xerte Online Toolkits integrates with Xpert to make it simple to publish open content and have it surface in the Xpert repository for learners to use and other content developers to re-use, adapt and repurpose. Other content authors can easily contribute resources via RSS.
Second life is a 3D user led, virtual world created by its residents where users communicate via text and voice. The University established a web based campus on The University of Nottingham Island in 2008 and various projects have been developed here.
The Learning Team also undertake more specialist projects and are happy to discuss any ideas relating to technology and learning. Requests for any of these services should be made through learning-team-support.
Video and media support
The Television and Video Production Unit (part of the IS Learning Team) based at the King's Meadow Campus (previously Carlton Television Studios), produces broadcast quality educational and promotional material for academic, medical and commercial audiences.
The following services are available:
complete programme production, from scripting and advice on funding through to the finished item
location recording using broadcast standard DVCPRO 50 digital cameras
studio recording in our 560 sq ft 'blue screen' equipped studio
interactive 'Live event' coverage using fibre optic, ISDN, ATM, microwave and satellite transmission methods
live webcasting of events and archiving for "on-demand" web delivery
For staff and students wishing to shoot and edit their own material we can offer advice and training as well as a variety of DIY editing options.
Requests for any of these services should also be made through learning-team-support .
The library will purchase books relevant to your teaching and research needs. To request a book use the online book request page.
Reading lists can be made available online by contacting your Library Faculty Team and you can amend or add to your online reading list at any time.
Please contact your faculty librarian to discuss periodical requests and other research needs.
The University pays for the HE (Higher Education) scanning licence which allows scanning of book chapters and journal articles negotiated with certain publishers. For more information please contact your faculty librarian.