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MediaThread is an innovative, open-source platform for exploration, analysis, and organization of web-based multimedia content. The MediaThread environment connects to a variety of image and video archives (such as YouTube, Flickr, library databases, and university course collections), enabling users to lift items out of these sources and into an analysis environment using a simple browser-installed bookmarklet. Once in MediaThread, items can be clipped, annotated, organized, and embedded into essays and other written analysis, requiring users to formalize thinking, clarify interpretations, and improve arguments with evidence.

MediaThread especially supports collaboration. Work in MediaThread can be shared with classmates, collaborators or larger audiences. Groups of users can build essays and other types of projects together, incorporating items that they have collected independently. A customized home page and collaborative tagging help users discover common themes and interests, as well as track work being done by others on shared items and projects — even allowing them to incorporate annotations made by others into their compositions. Since MediaThread is compatible with image as well as video objects, it liberates analysis from the constraints of any one collection or format. http://lizday.com/13792/284488/portfolio/mediathread 21st July, 2014

Launched at Columbia in 2010, Mediathread has now been used in over 300 courses across a wide range of subject domains, including Social Work, Journalism, East Asian Studies, Art History, Film Studies, History, Public Health, Education, and English. http://mediathread.info/content/cases-columbia 

Mediathread is in use today at over 25 Colleges and Universities, including the MIT, Dartmouth College, Princeton University, Wellesley College etc. http://getmediathread.com/index.html#who 

Mediathread is under constant development

Further information about mediathread http://ccnmtl.columbia.edu/portfolio/custom_software_applications_and_tools/mediathread.html

Mediathread Starting Guide Mediathread_v02

Mediathread Quick Guide Mediathread_Quick Guide

Flipped classroom – supported by Mediathread: an example flipped classroom_mediathread