Scientific Continuing Education and Cooperation(ZEWK)

Media Production for Teaching and Science Communication

Are you looking for help with producing professional screencasts, podcasts and videos, etc? The Online Teaching Team has more than 10 years’ experience in the area of media production for teaching, research and science communication.

Our services include:

  • podcasts
  • videos
  • screencasts
  • borrowing equipment

We are here to support you with all your questions relating to digital teaching from your first ideas through to recording your podcast. Visit us without appointment also in our "Making the Cut" work studio (always on Tuesdays, 14-16.

 

 

 

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Your Ideas...

If you are looking to strengthen your teaching by using digital media but are not sure which tool is best for you, then contact us and we will help you.

Podcasts

Much online teaching and science communication takes place in video format. Science podcasts are becoming ever more popular and show just how much scientific content can be transmitted in a purely audio format involving little production work.

We help you create simple podcasts. We explain both pedagogical and technical aspects of audio formats to allow you to create your own exciting podcasts.

Some examples from our studio:

Video production

Videos offer a wide range of opportunities to enrich your teaching by adding variety and making it more lively as well as reduce the amount of time required for in-presence teaching. Complex issues of science communication can be more easily visualized in videos and thus made more accessible to a wider target group.

For video production, we also have our own studio with a green screen as well as a wide range of equipment which you can borrow to produce videos in your own spaces.

Our current project for developing new standards for good teaching videos at TU Berlin offers additional workshops where you can focus on topics of your choice.

Screencasts and animations

Simple screencasts and animations are an effective way to quickly present complicated issues. Screen recordings can help make your teaching more varied and flexible.

As a rule, all you need is a computer (laptop/PC), a good microphone, headphones and appropriate recording software. We will be happy to advise you on all technical and pedagogical questions as well as provide initial assistance in creating your own screencasts. Simple animations can be created using PowerPoint and Camtasia.

Information on recording screencasts can be found

 

Borrowing equipment

Are you looking to produce a screencast for one of your courses but don’t have the equipment you need? Or maybe you would like to find out about and try out different microphones for recording your lectures.

We have a wide range of microphones, cameras, tripods, an editing computer etc. for creating screencasts, videos and audio recordings. You are welcome to take a look and try them out. It may also be possible to borrow equipment to create your teaching materials.

"Making the Cut" work studio

  • Do you need help creating or editing an educational video?
  • Do you want to further optimize the quality of visuals, audio, animations or the content structure of your videos? 
  • Do you have questions about the handling of different software solutions?
  • Do you want to make workflows more efficient for future projects?
  • Or are you looking for incentives to use videos in your teaching material?

Then take advantage of our weekly offer for individual consultation in the "Making the Cut" work studio. Every Tuesday from 2pm-4pm, you have the opportunity to tap into the knowledge of our team of experts without prior registration.

 

Open consultation hours:

Place: Fraunhoferstr. 33-36, FH 1048
Time: Tue 14-16

Contact: Michael Dressel
dressel@tu-berlin.de

Online Teaching Team

The Online Teaching Team has been offering courses, workshops and advice on teaching and learning with digital media for more than a decade. Our main areas of focus are: ideas for blended-learning formats, media production (audio, video, screencasts)., e-exams, accessible digital teaching material and the benefits of learning management systems (ISIS/Moodle).

You can find useful information about using digital media from developing ideas through to the use of digital media in your teaching at TU Berlin in our wiki.

You can also attend one of our courses on digital teaching. The best ideas are often the result of trial and error and discussions with fellow teachers. Our courses offer plenty of scope for both.