A media mashup consists of a combination of multiple sources of media into a derivative. New collaborative media editing tools like Kaltura make it possible for numerous individuals to collaborate in creating collaborative media presentations, providing new opportunities for active learning and collaboration among students. This hands-on session will introduce the free media mashup tool Kaltura and explore best practices for incorporating media mashup activities in the learning environment.

Session Objectives:

  • Define "mashup" and "remix"
  • View sample media mashups created with Kaltura
  • View other sample mashups and remixes created with other free online tools
  • List pedagogical benefits for incorporating mashups and remixes into the learning experience
  • Brainstorm possible uses for mashup or remix activities to enhance the learning experience



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  • Gather information from a variety of sources, synthesize and evaluate
  • Offers another resource for group work
  • Gives student work more authenticity since it will be available to a wider audience
  • Opens door for copyright issues, intellectual property, etc.
  • Empowers students since they don't need expensive software
  • Distorting/perverting original intent of media to communicate a different message
  • Visual literacy
  • Engages different learning styles
  • Video debate


Steps to Getting Started with Kaltura:

  1. Sign-up for a free user account at Kaltura
  2. Embed the interactive web player in a website, blog, or course management system
  3. Add photos, video, and audio content
  4. Edit the video


  • Collaborative group projects or videos
  • Presentations
  • Individual assignments
  • Web quests
  • Exam review

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