I was reminded recently of a huge challenge continuing to brew in the background as we busy ourselves with the economic crisis - the retiring workforce.
Check out the lead in to this article, The Dark Side of the Retirement Bubble by Stephen Xavier over at Chief Learning Officer. (Unless noted, the other quotes are from the same article.)
I was reading an article over at Chief Learning Officer Magazine by Alan Fine called "A Mandate for Coaching." He has some interesting thoughts about what he calls "an inside-out approach" to managing employees. He says that this approach "is about tapping into the performance capacity already inside people." I've always been a fan of that type of management and I appreciated the brief refresher.
At our Mediasite Linkedin group, there's a discussion going on around how to get presenters to relax in front of the camera. It's funny how sometimes the hardest parts of our jobs have nothing to do with the technology, isn't it?
There are a number of good suggestions from that discussion:
Have casual conversation with the presenter while in front of the camera before hand.
Have the presenter think of the camera as "a supportive friend."
Sometimes when universities are just starting down the lecture capture path, faculty members voice concerns that the technology will eventually replace them. We've never seen this happen. Mediasite is just the medium. You need the prof for the message.