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Hopper, M.E. & Summer, R.B. (February, 2001). Where's the Media? Models for Creating and Distributing
Teacher and Student Made Digital Media
[Abstract]. Presentation at the Second Wiring the Classroom Conference: We Wired the Classroom, Now What? Sponsored by the Markle Funded Media-in-Transition Project and Communications Forum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

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The unavailability of high-quality digital media for use in the curriculum is a key obstacle to realizing the potential that computers could have for enhancing education. This presentation will examine the possibility of improving the situation through systematically extending models for creating and distributing teacher- and student-constructed digital media. Common distribution models such as freeware, shareware, open-source, and commercial will be described along with popular examples of how the models have been successfully implemented. Then the relationships between these models and popular approaches to constructing and distributing teacher- and student-made media will be examined (e.g. webquests, Schrock's Guide, d-libraries, etc.). Finally, discussion will focus on the degree to which either expanding upon existing approaches or implementing entirely new models might result in the availability of more and better-quality digital media for use in classrooms.

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Presentation Abstract on the Conference Site:

Conference Proposal, Presentation Page and Updates, December 2000:

A Later Initiative Introduced by MIT in March, 2001 called OpenCourseware:

Mary E. Hopper [MEHopper] | MEHopper@TheWorld.com [posted 01/01/01 | revised 01/01/01]