Well it is not as big as Staples but it is just that Easy. Apparently the flu has decided to roar it’s ugly head again and students are missing class. As we are getting into mid-semester they may miss some crucial information. So make it a little easier for them to catch up and when in one of our general classrooms press sources on the small Crestron panel, select Mediasite and press the round button to start a recording. One caveat please put the microphone on and press the button on the front until it is blinking green. We do have ceiling mics but the microphone gives a much better audio experience.
When class is over, press the square button on the Mediasite source window to stop the recording and let me know what room you recorded in and I will publish and send you the link or place in your course. Or just ask me to press the button before class starts!
So usually I post on Wednesday’s and I am a day late but I am blaming that on Mike Kennedy. For those of you who were unable to attend his farewell reception yesterday that’s where I was instead of writing my weekly blog. Some of you may know him well others not so well but I have worked with Dr. Kennedy since he came to our college and will miss him. As one of the early adopters of many technologies offered here at the university he has been one of my “best” customers. Not only did he try many tools but provided great feedback on their use within his course delivery as well as in the classroom. So today I challenge all to try something new this semester!
OET offers training sessions here and ITCS offers training via Cornerstone on both East Campus and occasionally on West Campus. Don’t see anything you are interested well then let’s talk!
Some new tools to consider Voice Thread and Blackboard Collaborate, Collaborate is a web conferencing program which enables a group of people to interact with one another in a virtual online meeting environment. Collaborate can be accessed “live” anytime from anywhere attendees have access to a computer and an Internet connection. Meetings in Collaborate can be recorded, so those unable to attend the live meeting are able to play back the meeting at a later time.
I subscribed to various blogs, newsletters and one is the “Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies” and there has been a countdown to Christmas with various daily links some interesting and some not so, but a couple of stood out so far which perhaps you may want to try next semester.
The link was to a Diary as an illustration of providing content with daily entries. Providing a daily flow of content this way, is a great way to deliver what I call a continuous knowledge or learning flow. Is there some content you might provide in this format?