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UK VideoAktiv Workshop Series

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Workshop Report

The UK's VideoAktiv workshop series has now come to a close. Below is a summary of the workshops and the number of participants at each. We would like to thank all the institutions who hosted our workshops and to the participants who produced such brilliant videos!



Dates Location
From To
24/11/2004 25/11/2004 University of Salford
16/12/2004 17/12/2004 University of Ulster
27/04/2005 28/04/2005 University of Leeds
11/05/2005 12/05/2005 National University of Ireland, Galway
01/06/2005 02/06/2005 National University of Ireland, Galway
15/06/2005 16/06/2005 JISC Regional Support Centre, Glasgow
Total Participation

Aims and Objectives

Aims and Objectives

The 2 day VideoAktiv workshop aims to support the participant through the:


- acquisition of practical multimedia skills

- development of a pedagogically sound educational underpinning

- use of processes critical to being able to initiate one's own video and audio projects


The workshop is very 'hands-on' with participants working through the process of producing a short piece of video. This process of development being informed by a reflective practice approach focused closely on learning and teaching values.


The VideoAktiv workshop will be relevant to lecturers and support staff, in both the HE and FE communities, interested in developing and using digital video and audio in the area of learning and teaching.

Workshop themes:

- What is your Educational Purpose? (Click and Go Decision Tool)

- Uses of video and audio for learning and teaching

- Learn to use video and audio equipment

- Knowing how to use existing media collections and archives

- Using software technology for developing resources (e.g. shooting, digitising)

- Choosing a form of delivery (streamed, DVD, CD-Rom)

- Understanding accessibility requirements

- Keeping up with the legal, ethical and copyright issues