Anyone who has ever planned a hybrid event has had sweat-inducing nightmares about failure.
“As an event planner, you’re already sticking your neck on the line with all the stuff you’re doing at the event. Then someone says we want to broadcast everything over the web and make it publically-facing. At that point it doesn’t matter if your in-person event goes perfectly. If the stream fails, it’s a failure,” says Donny Neufuss, senior account manager for Mediasite Events.
(Photos from Convene Magazine - From left, Midori Connolly, Liz King, Jenise Fryatt)
Our CEO Gary Weis has been busy discussing all things video in education and the enterprise. Within the last month, he’s been featured on two popular national radio shows, Stocks and Jocks and Money for Lunch.
Listen to what he has to say about education, video and Mediasite’s global expansion.
(Photo: A Tilburg University student watches a lecture via Mediasite by Sonic Foundry. Credit: Tilburg University)
A new method of instruction is heating up classrooms thanks to the availability of creation and capture tools at the fingertips of faculty and students. Many traditional lecturing professors started experimenting with a technology-driven pedagogy that we’ve all heard a lot about by now — flipped classrooms.
This week scientists set the hands of the iconic Doomsday Clock at five minutes to midnight, unchanged from its position last year.
The Clock was introduced in 1947 by the Bulletin of Atomic Sciences at the University of Chicago. Scientists, including several who worked on the Manhattan Project, wanted to provide a visual representation of how close they believed we were to global disaster. Back then it was set at 7 minutes to midnight.
Photo: Ralph Welsh, professor at Clemson University, uses flipped instruction to reach more students and create more personalized learning experiences. See what he has to say below.
Enterprises and classrooms pushed rich video to the forefront of their tech plans last year, and Mediasite was at the center of it all.
First there was lecture capture. A time when professors could record their classrooms without changing the way they taught.
Then came flipped classrooms – the lecture-first, discussion-later response to an increasing demand by students for a more personalized education experience.
Now, for the first time, comes faculty insights into what it takes to deploy this technology-driven pedagogy, which is anything but teaching as usual.