College Planning & Management

JAN 2013

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NEWS + TRENDS TechWatch + BEST PRACTICES RESOURCE Webinar Series for Video in Higher Ed M ore than 180 leaders in higher education and the enterprise have contributed to an online video library of industry and technical expertise via a free educational webinar series from Sonic Foundry, Inc. Among those featured are NASA, Clemson University, Northwestern University, Penn State, Cal State Fullerton, EDUCAUSE, Energy Center of Wisconsin, Russell Investments, and Hunter Douglas. As part of the company's video best practices and thought-leadership series, Sonic Foundry streamed more than 20 live webinars in 2012 alone with its Mediasite platform, garnering more than 16,100 live + W H AT W E ' R E WAT C H I N G Sonic Foundry's most-watched webinars from 2012 in higher education were: 1. A Practical Response to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) 2. And We're Live: What you Need to Know About Live Webcasting and Lecture Capture 3. The Future of Video in Education: A Vision of Your Campus in 2013 and Beyond and on-demand views. Since the series began in 2007, more than 180 webinars have been streamed live. To watch any of the webinars ondemand from your computer or mobile device, visit www.sonicfoundry. com/knowledge-center/ webcasts. Webinars can be fi ltered by industry, webcasting solution, and keyword. "When we established our best practice webinar series, the intent was to share case studies and practical tips on how to best use webcasting in classrooms, boardrooms, training rooms, and conferences. What has emerged is more than a guide for integrating video into the enterprise and academics. It's a dynamic library of ideas and real-world applications that push the boundaries of where video can take us as we, along with our customers, continually identify new ways to use the power of video to bridge time and distance to achieve greater success," says Robb Lipps, executive vice president of Sonic Foundry, in a press release. On Jan. 15, 2013, the next live webinars to take place are "Embracing the Opportunities in Higher Education Classroom AV Design" and "Embracing the Opportunities of BYOD in Enterprise AV Design." Bill Nattress, a certified technology specialist in design and installation with Shen Milson & Wilke, will discuss challenges and opportunities for AV and IT leaders in higher education and enterprise who are rethinking their strategies in order to meet the collaborative needs of anytime, anywhere access that consumer-based, technologyenhanced learning provides. + T E C H N O L O GY, P E DA G O GY, L E A R N I N G 2012 Blended Learning Grants Recipients Echo360 recently announced the first five winners of its 2012 Blended Learning Grant. According to its website, the challenge was to further the understanding of how blended learning technology impacts pedagogy and student learning. The successful projects' results will help develop new ways blended learning can engage students, improve outcomes, and enhance teaching efficiency. The five recipients were chosen from submissions among 27 institutions across the globe. The following will receive 64 COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / JANUARY 2013 $10,000 research grants: • The University of Texas at Austin (USA) • Georgetown University (USA) • Curtin University (AUS) • University of Nevada (USA) • University of Canterbury (NZ) To find out more information and view PDFs of the grant proposals, visit WWW.PLANNING 4EDUCATION.COM

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