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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Upcoming Free Webinars

Check out these FREE online webinars below!


Adding video to your website...just got easier.

Date: October 5, 2010
Time: 2:00 pm EDT / 11:00 am PST
Duration: One hour

More than a powerful video streaming platform, EduVision developed by JDL Horizons is a full-featured communications package that provides any school, district or association with its own Internet television broadcast station. It's built around Flash-format video streaming, the simplest and most trouble-free technology available for users of all popular computer operating systems and works with a full range of Web browsers.

What you will learn...

1. How placing your video into your website can be easy & affordable
2. How student created video engages them in their learning
3. How to easily stream live events anywhere
4. How to publish video using your own rules, safely & securely
5. The power of syndication and sharing video content with trusted partners
6. Sign up for a thirty day free trial

Guest speakers:

  • Learn from Sally Lindgren how the Great Prairie Area Education Agency shares video content with her 32 school districts and the state of Iowa.
  • Paul Saxton, Media Teacher at Eagan High School supports students uploading video homework, publishes a weekly student news program and supports live events.
  • Alan November & Brian Mull share how and why student created products culminating in video productions engages students in their learning and leverages technology at the core of a school's mission.
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Can Lecture Capture Make You A Better Professor?


Tuesday, September 21, 2010
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. (
convert to your time zone)

Does the idea of lecture capture make you uncomfortable? Do you fear it will force you to change the way you teach? Or that attendance will drop as students stop coming to class?
Dr. Anne-Marie Lerner thinks you have nothing to fear.

Lerner is a professor at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville and during the spring 2009 semester, she began teaching engineering in a Mediasite-enabled classroom. Three semesters later, she believes lecture capture has made her a better instructor. And today, she’s still teaching synchronously to traditional students in the on-site classroom and asynchronously to non-traditional, distance education students who never come on-campus.

One of the most energetic and compelling instructors in this medium, Lerner recently presented her findings at conferences like Campus Technology and the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning. Now she’s carving out time for an online chat with you to present what she’s learned and to answer your most pressing questions about getting faculty comfortable with lecture capture.

During this lively discussion, she’ll cover:
  • Tips to overcome barriers to faculty adoption and evangelism
  • Ways to address the comfort level of faculty in adopting lecture capture for both blended and online courses
  • What mainstream media – like late night talk shows and even Sesame Street – can teach instructors about teaching through webcasts
  • How to embrace tablet PCs and in-room videocameras for course instruction, including real-time notation of formulas and calculations
  • Why it is still easy to use student engagement levels, either in class, during office hours or online, to gauge how they will perform

And if you have a question you’d like to make sure she covers, email us before the webinar at engage@sonicfoundry.com.

About the presenter:

Anne-Marie Lerner, Ph.D. is at the forefront of using advanced internet technologies in her teaching, including webcasting and video conferencing. She is a third-year faculty member at the University of Wisconsin - Platteville collaborative program located at the University of Wisconsin - Rock County. In her capacity as assistant professor, she has delivered the first streaming courses from a remote campus to two other remote two-year campuses across the state of Wisconsin. Her professional interests include investigating effective teaching pedagogy for remote delivery as well as to nontraditional students, and education assessment. She received her PhD in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2008.

Moderator: Sean Brown, VP Education, Sonic Foundry

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