Welcome to The CITE -- a blog on Course materials, Innovation, and Technology in Education, created by Mark Nelson and now part of the Publications Department of the National Association of College Stores. CITE is a pun with multiple meanings - referring to cite as in citation, something people reference; site as in location, website, or place people go to; and sight as in foresight or looking ahead to what is coming. Comments, discussion, feedback and ideas are welcome.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Students at Ball State University make their own digital supplements for textbooks
An article on the Ball State University website discusses a program at the university known as Institute for Digital Entertainment and Education (IDEE) that lets students film, edit, and produce educational videos and digital supplements for textbooks. The program is proving to be a success for both the students and university because the students are benefiting from the ability to learn technology skills and gain real world experience, while the university is generating profits that will continue to help fund the experience. The students involved in the project have produced a wide range of material and some have even been able to benefit from unique opportunities to film behind closed doors.