VITAL Video Interactions in teaching and Learning

VITAL video analysis application released as open source project

The Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) is pleased to announce that Video Interactions for Teaching and Learning (VITAL), a web-based learning environment for video analysis and multimedia essay writing, was released today to the public under an open source license.

VITAL features tools that enable students to edit, annotate, and store clips that they select from a video library. Students then use these clips as multimedia citations in essays that are published within the VITAL environment for review and critique by the professor and classmates. In the essays, students establish a meaningful context for the cited videos, similar to they way they cite books or journal articles.

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