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(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.
Imagine finding yourself on an elevator with the famous founder of your company. Do you smile politely and ride it out? Or do you seize the opportunity and pitch him the big idea you’ve been working on?
If you’re Lawrence Grafton you do the latter. He pitched Michael Dell himself on an enterprise video initiative that would unify corporate messaging to more than 100,000 Dell employees and ensure that everyone, no matter where they are in the world, is speaking the same language.
Since we launched it in 2007, we’ve hosted 199 webinars in our Mediasite webinar program, have garnered 150,872 all-time views and have shared a lot of video knowledge.
This year was our most-watched yet, with 18,372 people tuning in for 16 webinars focusing on what you need to know to stay competitive with your video strategy. Corporate communications? Covered. New technology-driven pedagogies or campus-wide capture solutions? Done. How to prepare for the BYOD revolution? Solved. And there’s more. Much, much more.
Mediasite advocate Gwen Noteborn from Maastricht University in the Netherlands gave a great presentation at FOTE 2013 (Future of Technology in Education) this fall in London. In it, she debunked myths related to using webcasts in education and discussed research and data she collected from real students and teachers.
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.
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?
What are the top three uses for corporate video? Poll results from our recent webinar tell us they’re enterprise communication (30%), hybrid events (22%) and online training (22%).
These numbers aren’t surprising. Our customers have been using Mediasite to maximize their communication plans for a while now, and over the years we’ve amassed loads of examples of each of these applications and more.
Gillian Broadhead, director of Learning Light Limited, says “Lots of e-learning projects fail because the people who develop them don’t contact the learner.”
That’s the heart of the fifth and final lesson for you about planning and holding a successful hybrid event based on research from The Meeting Professionals International Foundation’s hybrid event research, sponsored by Sonic Foundry - Design for experience.