The AV LifeThis week on The AV Life Podcast, Sonic Foundry’s SVP Sean Brown talks to hosts Corey Moss, Justin Watts, Deron Pinchback, Megan Powers and Iowa State University student Taylor Meyer about the value of video in education.

Sean (pictured in the upper left box above) says that he is hearing from more and more university officials who want to have students complete video homework.

“I know the faculty want to be stars. Will the students want to be video stars?” he says.

He references a business graduate program that has its students create marketing and sales presentations from their homes using Mediasite Desktop Recorder. They record a video as homework and turn it in from their phones.

Similarly, a biological science program has students create video projects in the field, like they’re on National Geographic.

And a lot of schools, he says, are assigning students to create video reports at events they attend, like conferences, tradeshows and other travels.

“The idea is that they want to be able to use the power of these BYOD devices in that way,” he says.

Listen to this conversation – and much more – on the show here.

(With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story out in theaters, they obviously couldn’t pass up an opportunity to dish on that…)

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