Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite Events crew is about to descend on San Diego en masse for Convening Leaders 2012, the annual conference of the Professional Convention Management Association, and the co-located Virtual Edge Summit.
Dr. Jennifer Flatt taught for nine years in a traditional face-to-face way – desks, students, small groups, the occasional PowerPoint. When lecture capture came to the University of Wisconsin-Marinette campus, she was not initially happy about it. The thought of teaching on camera was intimidating, even scary. It was bad enough she’d have the opportunity to watch every second of her instruction, but she also felt like colleagues might judge her and her teaching.
What would motivate a small non-profit to buy an enterprise grade webcasting platform? Could they ever expect to see a return on that kind of investment? And why bother with professional-grade, purpose-built hardware, when software is cheaper and easier, right?
Here's an interesting fact about NASA: while the Space Shuttle has been its highest profile mission, it is only one of 93 active missions NASA is working on. At least 1,000 workers plus 2,000 contractors across the entire country provide important services every day to get to the point of liftoff. The NASA Safety Center (NSC) is responsible for training these individuals, as well as providing safety assurance for NASA's most critical missions and some of the nation's most significant investments.
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.
Creating a successful hybrid event doesn't happen overnight and it doesn't happen in a vacuum. Victoria Fanning, a face-to-face meeting planner for over a decade, and now the Director of Hybrid and Online Meetings at EDUCAUSE, should know. She plans five major blended conferences, two multi-day online events, and numerous online seminars and webinars every year, with just about every possible combination of synchronous and asynchronous options offered.