Gear for the HyFlex Teaching and Learning Space
The name of the game for designing a hybrid classroom or meeting space is balancing inclusivity of the remote and on-premise audiences that a colleague sometimes refers to as the "zoomers" and "roomers," respectively. Here's a look at some gear that can help you achieve that balance.
Help Others Stream
Those of us in the industry sometimes lose sight of the fact that billions of people around the world have never used the internet, much less connected on Zoom or watched The Mandalorian in 4K. Here's one way you can help streaming video reach those who don't have good connectivity.
Online Video Learning: Just as Good as In Person?
There's been a lot written about online educational video since the beginning of the pandemic, and the results are surprising, though far from conclusive.
How to Choose A Video Management System for Schools and Universities
So you need a new video management system (VMS) for your organization? Here are some suggestions for making sure your VMS doesn't compromise your school's or your students' data.
We're All Video Distributors Now
One of the unheralded shifts spurred on by the COVID pandemic has been an increase in the number and types of organizations that are creating and distributing their own video content.
Pandemic Mergers and Acquisitions in Educational Video
Three transactions from the last year illustrate how educational video providers are capitalizing on trends in streaming media, both specific to e-learning and more broadly
How to Design a Hybrid Classroom
In-person or virtual? It's no longer one or the other, and schools and universities need to have clear strategies for delivering hybrid education to their students.
Back to School with New Video Teaching Skills
Educators learned a lot about video learning over the last 18 months. With most schools reopening this fall, how do you integrate those new skills and techniques into the physical classroom?
Reaching the Global Classroom
China provides a particularly interesting global classroom case study, due to both its huge population size and the difficulty of operating in its networks.
When to Ditch the Webcam
I produce most of my live training with a webcam because the quality delta between a webcam and other options is negligible when presented in postage-stamp-sized videos. But what setup should you use for a really important conference or a call that will be distributed to many viewers live or on demand? That's where things get interesting.
Educational Video and Protecting Student Rights
Both student privacy and accessibility need to be considered by any school, college, or university that's using video for education.
The Digital Divide and COVID-19
One of the few upsides of the pandemic is that many schools whose students were on the wrong side of the digital divide now have access to high-speed internet
When It Comes to Being on Camera, Don't Be "That Person"
There's no longer any excuse for poor-quality audio or bad video on your Zoom meetings or webinars. By following just a few simple tips and spending less than $200, you can look like a pro.
Are Schools Missing the Podcast Wave?
Podcasts have swelled in popularity. So why aren't more schools and universities riding the rising tide?
Rasing the Bar for Educational Video
It's time to "level up" your video instruction strategies. Here are a few concepts to rally around to help you do so.
School Announcements on Ice(cast)
Some schools are moving to newscast-style video announcements. Icecast offers an effective way to deliver them efficiently and effectively.
Shouldering Our Responsibility to Educate the Streaming Market
As companies and individuals pivot online in the "new normal," it's up to us in the streaming industry to put education ahead of profit
Protect Yourself: Predict Your Production Costs
For your sake and your clients', spend extra time predicting and planning your production process to avoid cost overruns
When it Comes to Bitrates, Less is Always More
What can streaming producers do in the short-term to reduce the load during these COVID-19-related bandwidth usage spikes?
Tips for Teaching with Video for the First Time
As COVID-19 shuts down universities and school districts, streaming video can save instructors and their students. Here are some tips for how to use it right.