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What is Interactive Media?

Interactive media is a term used to describe a range of tools used to respond to a users actions. It can involve using a combination of video, text, music, animation, quizzes or graphics to achieve a learning goal. 

Can you show me an example?

How long does it take?

The interactive learning asset creation process can take anywhere from 1 month to 5 months.

Academic staff will be required to input the main content at the beginning and will be able to review content throughout the production cycle. The process breaks down as follows:

  1. Once you have an idea (content) that you want to present as interactive media, write a short outline explaining the idea, aims and logic of interaction. Send it (alternatively you can schedule a meeting) with the content (may not be the final version) to the Digital Learning Specialist. Please feel free to be as descriptive and creative as possible if you think it will help the designer understand your ideas, please enclose some examples or sketches.
  2. Once the content is reviewed and everything is clear, the Digital Learning Specialist will get back to you with suggestions and a draft time schedule. At this stage the aim is to agree upon an user experience, logic, interactions, format, visual style, layout, pace and any other queries related to the final product. Depending on workload and period of the year (term times) it could take from 1 to 4 weeks.
  3. Production stage – Once the idea and style are agreed on, the production cycle begins. It may involve a lot of graphic design, 3D modelling, animating, digital composing, editing, and other specific techniques depending on the content. Depending on length, complexity and workload it could take from 1 to 4 months.
  4. Review and Post-production – a beta version of the product is presented for review. Little amendments and tweaks could be made. The final version is polished and ready for release in 2 days to 2 weeks.
  5. Distribution – The Interactive asset is being properly rendered, exported and distributed in the appropriate format.