Web casting as an Instructional Technology by Cara Harris
Introduction  <ul><li>Web casting is an educational technology used to deliver audio and video presentations via the Inter...
Agenda <ul><li>Advantages and Disadvantages of Web casting technology </li></ul><ul><li>Adult Learners and Virtual Learner...
Overview <ul><li>Increasing education for the Net Generation </li></ul><ul><li>Technology for teaching non-traditional stu...
Overview Continued <ul><li>85% of four year schools offer online courses (Robin, 2001)   </li></ul><ul><li>Web casting ena...
Web casting Advantages <ul><li>Students can ask for immediate clarification of any concept. </li></ul><ul><li>The instruct...
Advantages Continued <ul><li>Online courses offer geographic flexibility, eliminating the need to commute to and from scho...
Web casting Disadvantages <ul><li>Less personal interaction than traditional classroom settings. </li></ul><ul><li>Costly ...
Disadvantages continued <ul><li>Challenge to maintain organization of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge for students to wo...
Adult Learners <ul><li>Move from dependent learners toward self-directed </li></ul><ul><li>Reservoir of experience </li></...
Needs of Virtual Learners <ul><li>Focus on the learner, not the instructor </li></ul><ul><li>Cost effectiveness </li></ul>...
Engagement <ul><li>Buggey, T. (2007, Summer). Storyboard for Ivan's morning routine. Diagram.  Journal of Positive Behavio...
Producing a Web cast <ul><li>Video is sent to a n encoder for analog to digital conversion   </li></ul><ul><li>Encoder is ...
Web casting <ul><li>To produce a Web cast, the following are needed: a room with a camera, microphone, presenter’s compute...
Web casting continued <ul><li>Archived means that the session is available for viewing “after the fact” or “on demand”  </...
Web casting Technology
Potential  Web casting Problems <ul><li>Internet congestion  </li></ul><ul><li>Noise </li></ul><ul><li>Technical glitches ...
Summary <ul><li>Online education offers students time flexibility because e-classroom access generally is 24 hours a day, ...
References <ul><li>Buggey, T. (2007, Summer). Storyboard for Ivan's morning routine. Diagram.  Journal of Positive Behavio...
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  1. 1. Web casting as an Instructional Technology by Cara Harris
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Web casting is an educational technology used to deliver audio and video presentations via the Internet </li></ul>
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Advantages and Disadvantages of Web casting technology </li></ul><ul><li>Adult Learners and Virtual Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Basic web casting technology explained </li></ul><ul><li>Potential problems with Web casting </li></ul>
  4. 4. Overview <ul><li>Increasing education for the Net Generation </li></ul><ul><li>Technology for teaching non-traditional students </li></ul>Education Entertainment Technology Future Non Traditional Engagement Virtual Learners Web casting Adult Learners
  5. 5. Overview Continued <ul><li>85% of four year schools offer online courses (Robin, 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Web casting enables learners to participate in a live class via personal computers. (DiMaria, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Online education offers students time flexibility because e-classroom access generally is 24 hours a day, seven days a week </li></ul>
  6. 6. Web casting Advantages <ul><li>Students can ask for immediate clarification of any concept. </li></ul><ul><li>The instructor can solicit student feedback and participation. </li></ul><ul><li>Web cast classes can be linked through the Web platform WebCT. </li></ul><ul><li>The instructor can comment on students work live, thus providing immediate feedback. </li></ul><ul><li>The Web casting system automatically archives classes </li></ul>
  7. 7. Advantages Continued <ul><li>Online courses offer geographic flexibility, eliminating the need to commute to and from school, and may provide a wider array of course offerings. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to access sites from Rural areas </li></ul><ul><li>Can be synchronous or asynchronous (archived) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Web casting Disadvantages <ul><li>Less personal interaction than traditional classroom settings. </li></ul><ul><li>Costly </li></ul><ul><li>Need to develop “ease” in front of camera </li></ul><ul><li>Class must be well developed and “timed” in advance of the class presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Must be able to tolerate technical glitches </li></ul>
  9. 9. Disadvantages continued <ul><li>Challenge to maintain organization of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge for students to work independently </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty must be technologically savvy. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Adult Learners <ul><li>Move from dependent learners toward self-directed </li></ul><ul><li>Reservoir of experience </li></ul><ul><li>Readiness to learn is closely related to the developmental tasks of their social roles. </li></ul><ul><li>Change from future application of knowledge to immediacy of application. </li></ul><ul><li>Motivated to learn by internal, rather external, factors </li></ul>Malcolm Knowles
  11. 11. Needs of Virtual Learners <ul><li>Focus on the learner, not the instructor </li></ul><ul><li>Cost effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate levels of information and interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to meet the educational needs of nontraditional students </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement </li></ul>
  12. 12. Engagement <ul><li>Buggey, T. (2007, Summer). Storyboard for Ivan's morning routine. Diagram. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions , 9 (3), 151. Retrieved October 19, 2009 from ISU Health Science Library http://oboler.isu.edu:3228/ehost/imageQuickView?sid=8db837fa-2101-45a0-a414- </li></ul>
  13. 13. Producing a Web cast <ul><li>Video is sent to a n encoder for analog to digital conversion </li></ul><ul><li>Encoder is a hardware device, which converts video to a particular type of digital video file </li></ul><ul><li>The file is compressed to a manageable sized data stream </li></ul><ul><li>File can be accessed by anyone who connects to the streams Web address </li></ul>
  14. 14. Web casting <ul><li>To produce a Web cast, the following are needed: a room with a camera, microphone, presenter’s computer, Internet access; and dedicated video and Web servers . </li></ul><ul><li>Synchronous Web casting works by providing the ability to simulate a live classroom environment, in which students can ask questions at any time, receive feedback, and complete group work. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Web casting continued <ul><li>Archived means that the session is available for viewing “after the fact” or “on demand” </li></ul><ul><li>• Archived (asynchronous) web casts generally do not include opportunities for interaction </li></ul>
  16. 16. Web casting Technology
  17. 17. Potential Web casting Problems <ul><li>Internet congestion </li></ul><ul><li>Noise </li></ul><ul><li>Technical glitches </li></ul><ul><li>Technical knowledge of students </li></ul><ul><li>Technical knowledge of faculty </li></ul>
  18. 18. Summary <ul><li>Online education offers students time flexibility because e-classroom access generally is 24 hours a day, seven days a week </li></ul><ul><li>Adult learners are m otivated to learn by internal, rather external, factors </li></ul><ul><li>Web casting requires some technology savvy </li></ul><ul><li>Technology requires patience </li></ul>
  19. 19. References <ul><li>Buggey, T. (2007, Summer). Storyboard for Ivan's morning routine. Diagram. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions , 9 (3), 151. Retrieved October 19, 2009 from ISU Health Science Library http://oboler.isu.edu:3228/ehost/imageQuickView?sid=8db837fa-2101-45a0-a414-634a82a41b76@sessionmgr11&vid=12&ui=5085799&id=31416243&parentui=2009881384&tag=AN&db=c8h </li></ul><ul><li>DiMaria-Ghalili, R., Ostrow, L., & Rodney, K. (2005). Webcasting: a new instructional technology in distance graduate nursing education. Journal of Nursing Education , 44 (1), 11-18. http://oboler.isu.edu:322 </li></ul><ul><li>Hands on guide to webcasting, retrieved October 19, 2009 from http://www. webcastingzone .com/ webcasting -articles/ webcasting -information. php </li></ul><ul><li>Knowles, M.S. (1980). The modern practice of adult education: From pedagogy to androgogy (2nd ed.). New York: Cambridge Books. </li></ul><ul><li>O'Brien, H., & Toms, E. (2008). What is user engagement? A conceptual framework for defining user engagement with technology. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology , 59 (6), 938-955. </li></ul><ul><li>Ostrow, L., & DiMaria-Ghalili, R. (2005). Distance education for graduate nursing: one state school's experience. Journal of Nursing Education , 44 (1), 5-10. </li></ul><ul><li>Robin, S., Reardon, R., & Strand, B. (2001). A video streaming pilot project: applications in social work training and education. Journal of Technology in Human Services , 18 (3/4), 133-143. </li></ul><ul><li>Smith, M.K. (2002). Malcolm Knowles, informal adult education, self-direction and andragogy, The encyclopedia of informal education , retrieved October 19, 2009, from www. infed .org/thinkers/et- knowl . htm </li></ul><ul><li>Talbert, J. (2009). Distance education: one solution to the nursing shortage?. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 13(3), 269-270. </li></ul>

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