DIGITAL EDUCATIONAL MOVIES: FOR BEGINNERS:
Using Windows®Movie Maker 2
An introductory guide for school teachers
and college and university lecturers
This book shows in clear and simple steps how to create a
short movie for your students and pupils. Using the widely available
software Windows ® Movie Maker that packages with Windows ® XP, this book
demonstrates how effective educational content can be displayed on TVs (via
DVD), on computers, on the internet, and on mobile phones.
You can begin
making films without access to a video camera, because the book tells you
how to access educational video clips already available at reputable online
video archives. It is also easy to incorporate your own digital photos and
existing Microsoft ® PowerPoint slides.
develop your confidence and skills it is also possible to edit with your own
webcam narratives and video camcorder interviews and clips. The book also
covers important topics like editing different sound files, such as
background music, and how to approach the complexities of copyright
This book will
encourage you to make full use of the digital video and sound mediums, so as
to reach your class with exciting and effective presentations. It is
suitable for those working in schools, colleges and universities and will
also be of interest to trainers working in a business environment.
has worked in education for over 15 years. His experience includes the
development of online learning and encouraging teachers and lecturers to
make full use of information technology in learning. He has taught software
skills for many years. He is joint author with Shirley Bach, Jennifer Lewis
Smith (2006) of Online Learning and Teaching in Higher Education,
published by the Open University Press.