Last May torrential downpours flooded Nashville, Tennessee, lifting the Cumberland River 13 feet above flood stage and causing an estimated $1.5 billion in damage. As flood waters receded in the days and weeks that followed, it was declared one of the most expensive natural disasters in U.S. history.
CBS News Channel 5 KGWN-TV Cheyenne, Wyoming, did a neat story this week on Mediasite at the University of Wyoming, where lecture capture is known as Wyocast. They highlighted a student survey, the results of which I think our readers and Mediasite users will most enjoy:
77% of students used Wyocast to watch lectures to review for quizzes or exams
And if you don’t, the person you work for does.
Let me explain.
Sonic Foundry is filled with creative people (as is any good technology company) – musicians, artists, writers, DJs and lots of drummers (at one point I began to wonder if you had to be a a drummer to work here!).
When a creative person sends out their work – for example, let’s say I send a song to my friends and family – the first thing I want to know is, “did they listen to it?” and closely followed by “did they like it?”
It’s human nature.
I first read the Beloit College Mindset List back in 2003 when I was working on an ad campaign targeted to college students. Every year since, it's become my annual age reality check. [The one that really got me? A classic from the very first Mindset List for the Class of 2002. Number 7. "They have never feared a nuclear war. 'The Day After' is a pill to them—not a movie." Sheesh.]