Tag Archives: media

MiVideo adds quizzing tool to increase video viewing effectiveness

ITS Teaching and Learning is excited to announce that Interactive Video Quizzing (IVQ) has been added to the MiVideo suite of tools. Now available in Canvas, Blackboard, and Mediaspace sites like www.mivideo.it.umich.edu, IVQ turns video viewing from a passive activity into an active learning experience, engaging viewers with multiple choice, true/false, and other question types. IVQs can be… Read More »

Engaging Ideas & Appetizers: How LSA Instructors have Transformed Writing Assignments Using Media

March 23, 2018 1:00 – 3:00 pm 2001 Modern Languages Building Join LSA Instructional Support Services for a panel discussion focused on transforming writing assignments using media. Our instructor panelists will discuss their experiences designing and implementing media projects such as Film Poems, Virtual Persuasive Essays, Science Podcasts for Public Discourse, and Audio Visual Essays. The panel will… Read More »

LSA-ISS Resource Expo

LSA Instructional Support Services (LSA-ISS) invites you to our Resource Expo, where we introduce you to the resources and equipment we have to help you develop your media projects (including podcasts, videos, multi-modal essays, and flipped classes) from idea to finished product. Drop in on Monday, January 15,  2-4 p.m. to: Meet the instructional consultants who can help… Read More »

Screen time tips for parents

By | November 7, 2017

A new report found that the amount of time young children in the United States spend with mobile screens has tripled in just four years. Jenny Radesky, an assistant professor of developmental behavioral pediatrics at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, wrote a commentary in the new report and offers some screen time tips for parents. According to Radesky, infants and young… Read More »

How social media affects disaster coverage

By | October 11, 2017

Cliff Lampe, an associate professor of information, says there’s a definite connection between social media and how news organizations cover disasters. For example, after Hurricane Irma hit the U.S. Virgin Islands on Sept. 6, stranded islanders flocked to social media to reach families and friends. Facebook groups quickly formed with residents posting photos, updates, and requests for assistance. As… Read More »

Internet-distributed video: The competition heats up

By | August 15, 2017

Last week’s announcement from Disney that it will end its distribution deal with Netflix and launch its own direct-to-consumer movie portal indicates the arrival of a new phase of Internet-distributed video, according to Amanda Lotz, a media studies professor with LSA. In an article for fortune.com, Lotz writes that services like Netflix and Amazon Video created a different television experience:… Read More »

Netflix goes global

By | April 5, 2017

In just a decade, Netflix has grown from a video service with seven million U.S. subscribers to one that reaches 93 million people worldwide. In her book, Portals: A Treatise on Internet-Distributed Television, U-M communications professor Amanda Lotz explores how Netflix and other internet-distributed video services forced the existing television industry to radically change its practices. During the early 2000s,… Read More »

Kids media Rx

By | November 1, 2016

The quantity and quality of media children and teens consume should change with their age, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The organization also says parents should oversee children’s media consumption and educate them about proper media engagement. “The big picture message is that parents have a huge role to play as guides and… Read More »