Brief Notes from Educause 2007 presentation by Diane Zorn – York University
“Using Video Streaming and Podcasting to Design Rich-Media Online Course”
Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 10:30am-11:20am session
- Digital Natives–students under 30 years old–enjoy YouTube style videos as opposed to polished and edited content.
- Digital Immigrants–students over 40 years old–expect content to be edited.
- Prof. Zorn encourages Contacts Between Students and Faculty
- York U uses MediaSite® technology by sonicfoundry, Inc.
- Professor Zorn includes welcome videos and sample assignments for students to view on their own time.
- In the Welcome Message, Prof. Zorn explains how this course will be different from any other course that they have experienced in the past.
- Prof. Zorn tries to combat faculty isolation, and sink-or-swim agressiveness
- She tries to encourage faculty mentoring
- Interactivity–Lecture worksheets and handouts to go along with podcasts and vodcasts
- Student must download a document that is timestamped with sections within the lecture
- Students will hear–”Pause this podcast and reflect on the following question.”
- The student then must post their answer to learning team rooms for group discussion
- Prof. Zorn develops Reciprocity and Cooperation Among Students
- V-Streaming and Podcasting:
- Coaching messages
- Instructional Video Messages
- Modelling Assignments & Tasks
- “Student-Only” Public Discussion Rooms
- Learning Team Private Tutorial Rooms
- Student Ombuds-Buddies
- Online Letters from Previous Students
- Tips for upcoming semester from previous semester