Radford University Exercise, Sport and Health Education professors Drs. Angela Mickle and Michael Moore have been using iTunes U podcasts to distribute video to students learning to perform athletic training tests and exercises. Students in the program must learn to perform hundreds of tests, and podcasting provides a way to distribute instructor-produced videos to them in a way not possible before.
Short videos are created from still images and video (taken with student actors), text and voiceover using Apple's Final Cut Pro, and are then made available to the students in iTunes U. They can then be downloaded and viewed as often as needed until the student learns how to perform the tests. Further, the iPod makes it possible for students to take these materials with them anywhere, so that they can watch a given procedure being done while they attempt it themselves.
|Conference||2009 NMC Summer Conference|
|Conference Track||Tools and Techniques|
|Session Mode||Breakout Session|
This session will present, using real world examples, how to provide video production services to faculty that go beyond a talking head. A workflow strategy for selecting, shooting and editing videos will be discussed including staffing needs, time management, and equipment needed. Topics will also include: HD recording issues, professional lighting needs and workarounds, microphone types, choosing and working in various locations, and how to set up an actual recording studio.
Just back from New Orleans, Larry, Rachel, and Alan share their reflections on the 2007 New Orleans Regional NMC Conference at Tulane including reviews of the keynote sessions, their highlights from the program sessions, and memories of the special events, especially the Second Line parade. Mostly, this conference wove together cohesive themes of the power of digital storytelling, music, creativity, community, the capacity of human potential especially in face of events such as the post Katrina flooding of the city.
In a conference devoted to the wide and dazzling array of new media in relationship to intimate community life in New Orleans and elsewhere, much of what may be extended in the classroom, broadcast or global networks comes from original human forms of expression. The implications of which are: pre-modern forms of artistic communication still speak to us, old modern forms like radio offer time-tested models of extending oral tradition and traditional aesthetics, and new media at their best often aim to recreate and create anew community experiences that we may feel are lost when the market-drivenrush to new technology values form and efficiency over content.
Closing Plenary Keynote 2007 NMC Pachyderm Conference
Synergy is building in the Pachyderm user and development communities with Pachyderm’s entrance into the open-source realm. Linkages to other systems, new features, and innovative uses for the authoring tool are springing up from the community of developers. Looking ahead, key projects and initiatives are poised to pave an exciting future for Pachyderm. Nothing is set in stone, and you and the rest of the community can contribute, share, and change the future as Pachyderm moves ahead.
Thursday Luncheon Plenary Keynote for the 2007 NMC Pachyderm Conference
A brief lunchtime journey down a road less traveled by in order to illuminate “the way we do the things to do.” What do James Burke, Douglas Adams, and John Cowper Powys have to do with Pachyderm? More importantly, why are hard-boiled eggs often more useful than sledgehammers in the educational process?
Wednesday Luncheon Plenary Keynote for the 2007 NMC Pachyderm Conference
This presentation will demonstrate and discuss the second phase of a three-year, large-scale Pachyderm project called Integrating the Arts: Mummies, Manuscripts and Madonnas . This project, being produced for the Walters Art Museum by Sandbox Studios, is based on an interdisciplinary approach for K-12 teachers and students to a select number of ancient, medieval and Renaissance works of art in the Walter’s collection.
Opening Plenary for the 2007 NMC Pachyderm Conference
Continuing from Conversation #4, we again cover the Horizon Project theme by talking with Bryan Alexander on the 2007 Horizon Report horizon of New Scholarship. As Director of Research for NITLE (National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education), Bryan researches and develops programs on the advanced uses of information technology in liberal arts contexts. While we started with some talk about the relationship of blogging and scholarship, we arched more broadly to areas of academic practices, publishing, innovation theory, and affordances of powerful tools such as visualization.
We are ramping up production and a schedule for more episodes of our NMC Conversations, a podcast series started a few months ago to highlight NMC projects and bringing in guests from our membership and community. We were really inspired by the ETS Podcasts published by Cole Camplese and colleagues at Penn State University. Their style is lively and informative, and we can only hope to emulate it.