Category: Cool uses
Each year, Centennial College hosts a mock disaster training day for students, medical staff and first responders in Toronto, Canada. Hundreds of volunteers, including Centennial students, role play to simulate emergency situations. This year it was a subway crash and a mass shooting, and one of the college’s campuses served as a mock hospital.
The annual event lets medical professionals work and problem solve together and better prepares them for real life disaster situations. Plus, students get hands on experience that is impossible to have in the classroom.
Math-teacher Brooke McCurdy had very little experience in front of the camera when she started enhancing her teaching with academic video, but that didn’t stop her. She discovered a feedback loop with her students was the best way to get their buy-in, and for her to improve her skills. Watch this two-minute video where Brooke […]
Over 14 years of teaching math, Brooke McCurdy has morphed her style from structured lectures to technology-enhanced, multiple-methodology teaching. Brooke shared her tips for success with academic video in a recent webinar. Watch it if you’re looking to use academic video to reinforce learning, breakdown complex concepts and successfully implement classroom projects. Or watch this two-minute […]
Program recognizes Mediasite users for revolutionizing enterprise video in business, education, health and government
Sonic Foundry today announced the finalists for the company’s Enterprise Video Awards. Winners will be announced at Unleash 2016, the Mediasite User Conference May 2-4 in Madison, Wis. Finalists are listed alphabetically below. View the catalog of finalists’ videos. High-Profile Event Award: Recognizes an organization which successfully used video to create an outstanding live or […]
You probably remember the H1N1 (swine flu) epidemic of 2009. For many of our customers, Mediasite was central to pandemic and academic continuity planning during that time. For example, when more than 2,000 students from the Washington State University system reported symptoms, the university took measures to stop the spread of the disease between campuses. […]
Today is the first round of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament, also known as March Madness.
If you’re a sports fan in the U.S., it’s the tournament to end all tournaments. It’s time to hunker down in front of multiple screens, place your bets and hope (pray?) you filled out your brackets correctly.
I don’t follow basketball closely enough to predict the winners. But I do follow schools that partner with Mediasite for lecture capture and video management. This year those teams make up more than half of the first round of 64. So while I can’t offer much in terms of great contenders on the court, I can make a few predictions about the success of these players in the classroom.
Recently I’ve read reports from Sonic Foundry about schools using glass whiteboards to make their lectures more personable. (See: San Diego State University’s New Learning Glass Studio Uses Mediasite by Sonic Foundry to Make Class Time More Engaging and New ‘Glass Chalkboard’ at University of Florida Creates More Engaging STEM Courses.) Here at Central New […]
The difficult part of teaching courses like physics, statistics and math is that there is a lot time spent at the chalkboard or whiteboard solving complex equations or discussing difficult concepts. In many classes, students are staring at the back of their professor’s head much of the time. Megan Mocko, a master lecturer in the […]
When scientists embark on a mission to provide free educational materials on a global scale, video becomes the most critical piece, especially with the Global Educational Outreach for Science Engineering and Technology (GEOSET) initiative. Established in 2006 by the 1996 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Sir Harold Kroto, GEOSET produces educational content for student class projects, […]
According to the STEM Education Coalition: 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in mathematics and interested in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) career 30 percent of high school seniors who took the ACT test cleared for college-level sciences The government has seen a growing number of jobs in STEM careers […]