Category: Cool uses
Read for the Record: Devour “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” with Matt Lauer, Arizona Governor Brewer and Mediasite
It's quite possible that today, October 8th, 2009, more people will read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle at the same time than ever before (the caterpillar's celebrating its 40th anniversary this year too).
When you're a hammer, every problem is a nail. And now that I live-eat-n-breathe Mediasite 24/7, it's hard not to see applications for webcasting at every turn.
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.
During our webcast last week, How to Record a High Quality Multimedia Presentation, we covered a number of important concepts necessary to deliver a high quality multimedia experience: clothing, audio, lighting, framing the shot, equipment, etc. Unfortunately, we really didn’t have time to go into all of the Mediasite specifics and how they might impact your webcasts.
Here's the first of two webinars coming up on June 25.
Octavio Heredia from Arizona State University will present "Growth Amidst the Drought: Using Webcasting to Increase Enrollment in Challenging Economic Times." As always, this webinar is free and delivered via Mediasite. Simply register before the event at www.sonicfoundry.com/register.
Most universities are presently facing state budget cuts, enrollment caps, new application limits and other restrictions due to the economic landscape.
Here at EduComm 09, we're having all sorts of cool conversations with current customers and those that might become customers. It's a great atmosphere.
It's interesting how the questions are much more refined. People are very specific about what they are seeking and what they need out of a lecture capture solution.
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.)