Introducing M.A.D.E. for U of T
Connecting educational media makers and designers across U of T.
What is M.A.D.E.?
M.A.D.E. (Media And Design in Education) is a newly formed Microsoft Team that brings together U of T staff members that work or have an interest in the media and design space. Spearheaded by the EdTech Office, our goal is to bring colleagues together to share ideas, resources, discover new ways to engage an audience, and troubleshoot common challenges when creating content (video, audio, web, interactive) for academic purposes.
Why did we start M.A.D.E.?
In the constantly evolving field of media and design, it can be hard to keep up with design trends, software updates and new tech releases. We'll use an MS Team to stay connected. When you've got the scoop on the latest must-have tool and how to use it efficiently, we want to hear about it in the Media and Design Hacks Channel. If you know about an upcoming webinar on a new motion graphic technique or maybe you recently discovered a great blog article on UX design, we'd love for you to share it in the Resources Channel. Let's chat about how you've been using immersive and perhaps slightly unconventional tech to engage students in the Immersive Media Channel. We also want to see the great work that is being done across faculties, so why not show off your latest creation in our Spotlight Channel? Oh, and just so that we always manage to keep things light and fun, we also have the Meme Central Channel, because really, the world is a better place with a good meme.
To do a deeper dive on any of the topics that come up in the channels, we invite members to join a Teams meeting twice a month. Our goal is to use one of these meetings to invite an industry expert to give a talk or do a demo for the group. We welcome any suggestions you may have in the General Channel. Our first official meeting will be on Tuesday, November 9th from 9:30-10:00am.
How do I join M.A.D.E.?
If you're interested in joining the conversation, please fill out the Request to Join M.A.D.E. form and you'll be added as soon as possible. Can't wait to see you there!