Digital Media Bring New Ways To Learn To School
Throughout the education sector, digital and social media projects are being used to inspire young minds and develop skills across a range of subjects. Both Ted-Ed (ed.ted.com) and O2 learn (O2learn.co.uk) provide free-to-use videos to users, via YouTube for the former and on a dedicated website for the latter. The short films are designed to be used as teaching aids and combine live action, animation and voiceovers to cover topics as diverse as the evidence for alien life and how to mic up a rock drum kit. They can also be edited by users to create more personal, inter-active learning tools.