Thursday, July 30, 2009

Campus Technology 2009 Presentations (captured by Mediasite)

Campus Technology 2009 was recently held in Boston. It was touted as the best place to experience emerging Web 2.0 applications and "explore the latest technologies for navigating a world of social software and immersive platforms that will impact the ways in which we think about—and deliver—education for years to come."

Unfortunately, I was not able to attend but I was still able to experience some great keynote presentations thanks to lecture capture technology provided by Mediasite -- the same system we are about to install here at the University.

Here is a list of some of the presentations -- click on the links to bring up the full lecture including, audio, video and high resolution screens:

2009 07 campustech dede Update: First Wave of Campus Technology Presentations are Now Online

Emerging Interactive Media: Implications for Teaching and Research - abstract
Chris Dede, Harvard Graduate School of Education

21st Century Students: How Today’s Students Are Reshaping Technology - abstract
Jeff Keltner, Google, Inc.

Assessment in an Online Environment: Challenges and Opportunities - abstract
John Ittelson, The California State University, Monterey Bay; Helen Chen, Stanford University; Gary Brown, Washington State University; Michael Cottam, Rio Salado College

Bringing Student Web 2.0 “Stuff” to Campus Enterprise Systems and Why - abstract
Trent Baston, Campus Technology; Stuart Sim,

Five Elements of Exceptional Technology Enhanced Learning - abstract
Stephen Laster, Harvard Business School

Immersive Education: An Open Source, Collaborative Environment - abstract
Keith Rajecki, Solutions Architect, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

7 Things You Should Know About Lecture Capture

As we prepare to roll out lecture capture at the University using Mediasite, I'd like to bring your attention to a concise review of lecture capture from the Educause Learning Initiative:
Lecture capture is an umbrella term describing any technology that allows instructors to record what happens in their classrooms and make it available digitally. In its simplest form, lecture capture might be an audio recording made with an iPod; alternatively, the term might refer to a software capture program that records cursor movement, typing, or other on-screen activity. Lecture capture systems offer three important benefits: an alternative when students miss class; an opportunity for content review; and content for online course development. Lecture capture enhances and extends existing instructional activities, whether in face-to-face, fully online, or blended learning environments.
Read the complete article on 7 Things You Should Know about Lecture Capture (2 page PDF).