Demand for academic video from the “YouTube generation” of students is growing at an astronomical rate, and universities large and small are evaluating how best to harness the power of video to meet this new level of student expectations and broaden the reach of their institutions. Video is foundational to the cutting edge trends in higher education today, including personalized education, flipped instruction and MOOCs.
Do you have an academic video strategy?
It’s day one of a big conference and while most attendees are shaking hands, trading business cards and clamoring for the best seat to catch the opening keynote, there’s a small number of individuals sitting at their office computers sipping coffee and firing up their internet connection.
Sure, making any sort of financial decision can be tricky, but determining which hybrid event services to use might be trickier than you thought.
From the stage to the screen there are several vendors you need to choose, such as your streaming provider, the platform you use and the production services. As a planner you get quotes from several vendors and they may not seem like they’re apples to apples.
If you take away just one thing from the recent study on hybrid events from Sonic Foundry and Meeting Professionals International Foundation, make it this:
While 50% of planners surveyed said cannibalization is a top concern in their organization, 88% of planners who have done hybrid meetings say there’s been NO negative impact on onsite attendance. In fact, many say it even boosts onsite attendance. That’s HUGE!
Ever wonder what keeps the colleges and universities who do the most lecture capture up at night? Sean Brown knows, and it might surprise you.
Your lecture capture pilot may start in a single classroom, but if history is a guide, it won't end there. Perhaps no other educational technology goes from pilot to full scale deployment faster, be that building-, school-, campus- or even system-wide.
Last year, I learned how the words quick, light, and easy could change how I approach running (thanks to Christopher McDougall and his book, Born to Run). On a run last week, I was focusing on those three words when it struck me – these same three words could change how event planners, meeting planners and conference organizers integrate online audiences with live events.
Curious as to how they apply? Read on. I’ll work through the three in reverse order.