Digital Media

September 30, 2013

Tammy Kenton

September 27, 2013

Article Summary

Digital Media

            Many years ago, finding information often required hours of research, (does Encyclopedia Britannica sound familiar?), and copying had to be done by hand.  The Internet has changed all of that, making it easy to find and copy text as well as images, recordings, and video.  However, just because using the Internet now is easy to capture the work of others, it does not make it right to do so without the owner's permission or paying for the work. 

The Digital Media class is learning the dos and don'ts of safeguarding intellectual property, plagiarism, and how to make ethical decisions when it comes to digital media.  Digital Media, or sometimes called, Multimedia is about communicating electronically and is also an element of creativity.  The Digital Media Alliance of Florida (DMAF) defines digital media as: "The creative convergence of digital arts, science, technology, and business for human expression, communication, social interactions and education."  Regardless of the meaning, to be successful in the field of digital media requires you to do more than just get a degree.  You must be prepared to learn continuously as well as to bring basic work skills to all that you do.

            Students just completed PowerPoint presentations defining the vocabulary and giving examples of the ethical and legal issues with digital media.  Here is an example of McKenzie Hill and Vanessa Acosta's work.  

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