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Resources

Note regarding this list and COVID-19: The tools provided on this list of resources assume that you are working on digital products from home, and therefore, the linked resources are free to use. During a traditional semester, the Digital Studio can provide access to other software, including PhotoShop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, and many more!

Infographics

The resources below will help you get a stronger sense of what an infographic is and what it does:

Tools for Creating Infographics


Podcasts

A podcast is an audio program (as of music or talk) made available in digital format for automatic download over the Internet.   Podcasts contain audio content, recorded either in very structured settings or extemporaneously, and may contain video content as well.

Tools for Creating Podcasts


Research Posters

Research posters are often used to communicate and present the summarized results of one’s research to the academic community and broader audience.  Therefore, posters should be designed to communicate results concisely, visually, and attractively, especially to generate discussion and feedback from others. In addition, Infographics are often utilized with research posters for graphic visual representation of information, data, or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly. An effective poster can make a strong impact, so it’s worth developing poster planning skills.  Here are some tips in designing effective research posters.

Tools for Creating Research Posters


Screencasts

Screencasting involves videorecording your computer or device screen while you talk and interact with the screen.  Probably the most famous example of screencasts is Khan Academy.


Slideshow Presentations

Slideshow presentations are visual tools used to support a verbal presentation. According to Alley and Neeley (2005) a well-structured presentation is based on three assumptions: visual aids are needed for parts of a verbal presentation, the purpose of each slide is to enhance the audience’s understanding (slides are not the speaker’s notes), and slides are not handouts.

Tools for Creating Slideshow Presentations


Videos

Videos can provide a unique method of engaging an audience and presenting information. It’s important to note that there are several steps in recording videos: 1) storyboard/outline; 2) write a script; 3) shoot/collect footage, images, and music; 4) draft the video; 5) edit the video, add transitions; and 6) compile and export. 

Tools for Creating Videos