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Innovative Media Production Studio

Below you will find a sample of resources developed by IMPS. To create or repurpose, or deploy a resource like the one you see here contact us at Unless otherwise noted, the resources below are available for use in any CDU course where it fits the learning objectives.

  • The studio has produced numerous videos, some of which can be seen in our Showreel.

  • University culture

    Coming to university is like visiting a foreign country. This video on university culture illustrates interaction between cultures without singling-out specific groups.

    View the animation on our YouTube channel

    Principles of New Media

    A set of five videos on principles of new media were created for the School of Design. Animation, voice over and screen capture were mixed to create these engaging videos.

    View one of the animation on our YouTube channel.

    Natural Selection

    This animation was developed to illustrate the process of natural selection by showing how fictional species lithipodius nulla changes over many generations in response to environmental pressure.

    Types of Selection

    This animation illustrates how the characteristic frequency distribution changes over time in three different types of natural selection.

    View the animation on our YouTube channel

  • Beagle Voyage Timeline

    An interactive timeline and map chronicling Charles Darwin and his voyage on the HMS Beagle, as they made their way around the world.

    View the interactive timeline

    Beagle Voyage Timeline

    This interactive map shows the distribution of four key plant genera across the Malay Archipelago, allowing students to explore the information at their own pace.

    View the interactive map

    Virtual excursion

    Using specialised photography techniques IMPS stitched together dozens of single photos to create an interactive, 360º view with interactive spots. This tool will bring field skills online.

    Species Browser

    Created for CDU’s first MOOC, this resource uses Darwin’s famous finches to show how diet and habitat influence the physical characteristics of each species.

    View the Species Browser

    Remote Sensing Investigations

    A choose-your-own-adventure exercise allowing students to learn technical decision-making skills.

    View the Remote Sensing Investigation

  • Game-On Symposium

    A first for Australian higher education, this three day symposium featured national and international experts, and investigated the potential for educational game design at CDU.

    Pharmacy Storage game

    A simulation game that takes students through the many tasks involved in receiving, checking and placing incoming stock for a pharmacy. 

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    CDU Explorer

    A web-based game that directs players to solve problems in the real world. Run successfully as part of CDU Open Day and Orientation events, players earn virtual badges and complete quests to win prizes.

    To find out more about this resource, please contact us at

  • "Charles Darwin, Evolution & Tropical Australia"

    CDU's first MOOC took students through Darwin's life and discoveries. Taught by Dr Steve Reynolds and Professor Keith Christian, the course featured Chris Darwin and was visited by over 400 students.

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    "Who's Counting" in Mandarin & English

    CDU's third MOOC  "Who's counting?" developed by CDU and its Chinese partner university, Anhui Normal University, is offered with Chinese (Mandarin) video transcripts and launched in March 2016.

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    "The Art and Science of Memory"

    IMPS, in collaboration with CDU's School of Psychological and Clinical Sciences (SPACS), developed a Memory MOOC to help students remember large amounts of subject matter content.

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