Video Sharing In The Online ClassroomPresentation Transcript
Video Sharing in the Online Classroom Bernard Bull & Matt Stenson
Introduction E-learning literature is rich with examples of text-based approaches to teaching and learning. Current and emerging technologies afford opportunity to explore multimedia mashups in the e-learning environment. Growing desire among faculty for ways to share and receive video and audio.
Four Key Questions How can one use existing online discussion tools to integrate video prompts and other forms of multimedia interaction? How can one more easily facilitate student-centered multimedia projects in the online classroom? To what extent is it possible to enable all participants in a given e-learning course to communicate via text, audio, video or a combination of the three? Is there E-Learning potential for video sharing environments like YouTube.
What Makes this Possible?
HTML Tags in the LMS
Content Creation Tools Windows Movie Maker Built in webcam recording software iMovie Photostory 3
Media Sharing Services
What Makes this Possible?
YouTube Initial Video Embed Link Other videos from the same user Video Responses Related Videos
The Mediawire (CU-Tube) ProjectWe could have used YouTube, but we wanted control, security, and integration Must have an authentication protocol that integrates with active directory Individual students/faculty can create videos with a tool of their choice and easily upload it to the video sharing service Automatic conversion to Flash with option for MP4 Automatic creation of three ways to share (download link, direct play link, embed tag) Users can create a password for each individual video
Version 2.0 Vodcasting (RSS) Tags Better UI (fewer clicks to complete tasks) Refining security and the backend video conversion process
Three Levels of Implementation
Media embedded into what were primarily text-based interactions
Video prompts at beginning, middle, and end of threaded discussions
Video case studies
Interviews with guest experts
Digital stories as discussion prompts
Sending password-protected media outside of the LMS
Easy submission of student projects for instructor feedback or peer review – no upload download within the LMS
Challenges Digital Divide – danger of isolating students by adding multimedia components Current tool allows for potential misuse of the service Support
Conclusions The evident convergence of new and old media along with the rapid increase in mashup technologies affords us with potentially powerful ways to expand e-learning interactions to include more immediate and flexible uses of text, hypertext, audio, video, and images.
Video Sharing in the Online Classroom Bernard.firstname.lastname@example.org & Matt.email@example.com http://code.google.com/p/mediawire/