MacAvon Media for College Lecturers and Instructors
Welcome to MacAvon Media for Lecturers. This part of the site is dedicated to our free teaching support services for college lecturers and instructors.
If you already have a Lecturer’s Account, sign in here.
The “For Lecturers” menu and links to pages within the Lecturers’ area of the site only become visible when you are signed in to your Lecturer’s Account.
If you do not already have a Lecturer’s Account but are a lecturer or instructor at a university or college:
MacAvon Media Lecturers’ Accounts
MacAvon Media Lecturers’ Accounts are designed for individual college lecturers and instructors around the world who are teaching courses related to subjects covered in books by Nigel and Jenny Chapman.
A Lecturer’s Account enables you to download free PDF evaluation copies of our books and teaching support materials including free lecture slides in a range of formats, projects, and sample answers to the end-of-chapter questions in Digital Multimedia, 3rd Edition. It also provides a way of constructing custom course bundles of PDF material for your students. (Scroll down the page for further details of these services.)
Lecturers please note that you are entitled to download PDF copies of our books for free, and we are therefore not able to provide refunds to lecturers for purchases of PDF copies. You are welcome to buy PDF downloads before requesting a Lecturer’s Account if you wish, but please be aware that the cost cannot be refunded except under our general refund policy when no files have been downloaded.
Only bona fide instructors at recognised educational institutions (except for-profit institutions – see below) are eligible to open Lecturers’ Accounts. We check all requests for Lecturers’ Accounts personally. When you request a Lecturer’s Account you will be asked to supply your name, details of your department and institution, details of your course(s), your academic email address and some means of verifying your position and identity, such as a current college Web page which includes your contact details, a staff ID card or a referee at your educational institution.
Lecturers’ Accounts are free. There is no charge for any of the services provided, and we do not ask for any financial details.
If your identity, academic email address and position as a member of staff cannot be verified through reference to a current college Web page, we will contact you by email to request a photograph or scan of your college ID card or some other means of verification. All applications for Lecturers’ Accounts are checked by us and validated before the request is approved.
MacAvon Media’s services for lecturers are intended for lecturers and instructors at public and private educational institutions whose fundamental purpose and mission is to educate. MacAvon Media does not provide free teaching and learning materials to for-profit institutions or online courses which are operated purely as commercial enterprises, nor to individual instructors employed by these institutions and courses. If you are a course administrators or lecturer at a for-profit institution wishing to purchase MacAvon Media publications or course materials, please contact us. We will be happy to discuss your requirements.
Activation of Lecturers’ Accounts
Once your application for a Lecturer’s Account has been approved, the account has to be activated by you before you can see the lecturers’ side of the site. Activation details are sent by email to every lecturer or instructor whose application for a Lecturer’s Account has been approved.
Free PDF Evaluation Copies
Free Lecturers’ PDF evaluation copies of all our current textbooks and some of our other books are available to download through your Lecturer’s Account.
Free Lecture Slides and Pocket PDFs
Free sets of lecture slides in various formats are available to download through your Lecturer’s Account. These include pre-constructed sets of PowerPoint slides and high-quality PDF slides, and “kits” containing image files and plain text files of all the key points in our chapters for you to create your own slide sets based on our material. Our Pocket PDFs designed for display on smart phones and other mobile devices are also available free for lecturers to download.
Other Supplementary Teaching Material
Lecturers can also download additional supplementary teaching material, including a 75-page PDF document containing the complete set of sample answers to the end-of-chapter exercises in Digital Multimedia, 3rd Edition, and a set of briefs and notes for practical projects in multimedia.
Discounted Custom PDF Bundles for College Courses
One of the advantages of a Lecturer’s Account is that it enables you to construct custom course bundles of just those chapters you wish to use in each course. This means you can ensure that your students have direct access to their course material at a low price from a safe source. Course bundles are automatically offered at a specially discounted price, making it cheaper for your students to buy your recommended bundle than the individual chapters on open sale or the printed books.
PDF chapters of our books are only legally available direct from us.
Printed course bundles containing individual chapters of our books are not legal – not even when produced as college in-house publications.
You can create course bundles using chapters from different books if you wish. Each selection you make will be bundled together and made available for purchase at a special URL which will be supplied to you for embedding in your course Web page.
Any number of chapters may be included in a course bundle, from a single chapter to a whole book or multiple books.
Contact with the Authors
A Lecturer’s Account provides you with direct access to the authors through a dedicated email address so that you can contact us with special requests or comments at any time. We give priority to all communications from lecturers and instructors and always respond personally. We also offer personal assistance to any lecturer who may require help with using their account or the services provided.
Mailing List and New Services and Materials
We will be expanding our range of material and services for lecturers and instructors over time. When you apply for a Lecturer’s Account you can choose to “opt in” to email notification of new services and material by ticking the box at the bottom of the application form.
PDF Material for Educational Institutions and Online Courses
We are pleased to offer a special scheme for institutions who wish to purchase multiple copies of PDF material for onward sale to their students or for provision as part of a course package or an online course. For further information, please read our page For Colleges and Online Courses.