Tag: virtual events
The first day of the UNLEASH Mediasite User Conference has been a busy one.
Today we met with the Mediasite User Group Steering Committee in the morning, completed the Mediasite Pre-Conference Training Workshops, gave tours of Sonic Foundry's offices and in just a few minutes we'll host an opening reception at Francesca's.
Incredible! It was only 12 short months ago that I wrote a similar post for UNLEASH 2011. And here we are, fresh off the new year and kicking off our sixth annual Mediasite User Conference to be held May 7-9 in Madison, Wisconsin. This year we’re Unleashing the Edge at the best networking and learning venue for Mediasite enthusiasts around the globe.
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.
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.
I'm guessing that headline got your attention. You either love it or hate it, and just for the record: we welcome both perspectives.
If you stop for a moment and think about the last presentation you watched (or presented), did the speaker read the slides to you? Did you hear the phrase, "Now this next one might be a little hard to read"? Were there flashy animations? Or over-enthusiastic use of clip art?
You aren't alone.