online video

Seminary experiments with live sessions & video in online course

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This just-concluded spring semester was the first time an online course offered at Eastern Mennonite Seminary made use of synchronous online activities, which we facilitate through WebEx. In ed-tech lingo, “synchronous” describes any activity that takes place in real-time, in online/virtual space. This is a particularly important moment for EMS because they have been doing… Read more »

Reusable online video: A field report

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In a previous post, I showcased the work that Doug Graber Neufeld undertook to record his lectures for an online earth sciences course last summer. I mentioned that fact that Doug planned to reuse the videos to flip the on-campus version of the same course this spring. Well, the spring semester at EMU is starting… Read more »

Case study: Online video for recorded lectures

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For the "streams and floods" unit, Doug stood in a local stream and held forth. (Click for the lecture video on YouTube.)

One of the exciting things about my work at EMU has been to hear periodic stories of adventurous faculty members experimenting with educational technology on their own. As the “ed-tech guy,” one might assume that I should be the one with all the cool ideas that I then take around and show the faculty, so… Read more »