Fall 2005

Digital Media and Youth Development: Resource Sites

Four Stages: Characteristics of Youth By Age Characteristics of four age groups in the period of life between childhood and maturity (about age 12-18), based on physical, social, emotional and intellectual development, useful guide developing appropriate curriculum.  From the 4-H Cooperative Extension Supports Youth Environmental Stewardship Project.

Youth vs. Adult Learners A comparison of the learning characteristics of adult and youth learners, from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Distance Learning Program.

Tech Planning Curriculum – From the New York Foundation for the Arts' Knowledge in Technology program, to supply professional development, peer support, and one-on-one technical assistance for small to mid-sized arts organizations.

The Digital Directory: Art & Technology Resources – Sourcebook of low-cost telecommunications, computer, and new media resources, for artists and arts organizations in New York State.

DV Creators.Net - The website of the training and resource organization for digital video and desktop video production professionals, includes directory, discussion boards, blogs, and list of video opportunities.

By major applications publishers: Adobe Studio Exchange – for all of their digital media products, with plug-ins, extensions, tutorials, and other help files. Macromedia Interactive Tutorials – for software such as Flash and Dreamweaver.

Compendia:  Open Directory Project – links to online learning and tutorials listed by software companies and types of software, including multimedia and open source programs.  Atomic Learning – Short, web-based online tutorials on hundreds of software packages; some bits are free or sign up for free trial.  Lynda.com – A great resource for online and cd/dvd-rom software tutorials, with discounts for educators.  Element K – Custom content and managed systems for digital media and other online learning.

Computer Arts Technology Workshops – Massachusetts College of Art trainings for staff, faculty, and students, including handouts.


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