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Fall 2011 Version of Mediathread Released

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The Fall 2011 release of Mediathread, CCNMTL's open-source multimedia study platform, is now live. This release incorporates a number of UI improvements based on a round of user surveys this summer, including:

  • Nomenclature normalized: students now import 'items' via the bookmarklet from online 'sources' designated by instructors. Students annotate 'selections' of these items. Mediathread then stores these annotated selections in 'collections,' where they can be accessed by all members of the class and embedded into multimedia 'compositions.'
  • Comprehensive dashboard: a redesign of the Mediathread home page so that all components and activities in Mediathread are available directly from the home page.
  • Improved item annotation interface: clipping, drawing, tagging, and appending notes onto individual images and videos in Mediathread are smoother activities.
  • Annotations discovery: annotations posted by other class members are now easier to find and access when analyzing individual items.

Besides these major changes, we continue to make minor adjustments to improve user and course administration and reduce load times.

A number of courses this fall are using Mediathread, including:

  • Oral History: Method and Theory (Mary Marshall Clark, Center for Oral History)
  • The Idea of the Western Hemisphere (Seth Fein, History)
  • Why No Great Women Artists? (Prudence Peiffer, Art History)
  • Northern Nudes (Stephanie Porras, Art History)
  • TV and Film in Tibet and Inner Asia (Robbie Barnett, Weatherhead East Asian Institute)
  • Multimedia Blake (Mark Phillipson, English)
  • History of Epidemiology (Alfredo Moriabia, Mailman School of Public Health)
  • Historiography (Jane Gaines, SOA)
  • Social Work Commons instructor analysis site (Ann McCann Oakley lead, School of Social Work)

If you are interested in learning more about Mediathread, start with the project information page. You can also send email to ccnmtl-mediathread@columbia.edu to arrange for a demonstration.

Related news:
Aug-29-2014: Fall 2014 Release of Mediathread Supports Secure Collections
Mar-11-2014: CCNMTL Joins Silicon Alley at NYEdTech Startup Showcase 2014
Jan-28-2014: The Spring 2014 Release of Mediathread is Live at Columbia
Jun-28-2013: Mediathread Presented at Digital Content Workshop in Philadelphia
Jun-25-2013: CCNMTL Presents Mediathread Data at Columbia Libraries Assessment Forum
May-28-2013: Get Ready to Dive In! Mediathread Summer 2013 Release is Here
Feb-19-2013: Spring Release of Mediathread Includes New Look, Course Migration Feature
Feb-13-2013: CCNMTL Staff Present Mediathread at THATCamp CAA “Unconference”
Sep-10-2012: New Privacy Options, Remodeled Collections In Fall Mediathread Release
Jun-26-2012: NMC Conference Attendees Get Hands-on with Mediathread
May-31-2012: New Mediathread Release Features “Sliding” Panels Interface
Jan-20-2012: Updated Version of Mediathread Released
Apr-15-2011: Anthology Features Chapter on Video Annotations
Apr-08-2011: Toward Open Standards for Digital Annotations
Mar-08-2011: New Features Added to Mediathread
Sep-30-2010: CCNMTL Presents at the Open Video Conference on October 2