Articles for Liam Moran
The Complete Guide to Closed Captions
Closed captioning is legally required for some video, but it's the right thing to do for all video. Beyond the ethical and accessibility considerations, it engages more viewers and makes smart business sense. Here's all you need to know about captioning today.
The State of Education Video 2022
Now that students have returned to the classroom, schools and universities face an existential dilemma about the role video will play going forward.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Are Schools Missing the Podcast Wave?
Podcasts have swelled in popularity. So why aren't more schools and universities riding the rising tide?
Distance Learning and the Digital Divide
University of Illiinois' Liam Moran and Ohio State's Justin Troyer discuss how their schools have made distance learning available to students without laptops and internet access in this clip from Streaming Media East Connect 2020.
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.
The State of Video in Higher Education
2020 is shaping up to be another year in which educational video will undergo a deliberate, well-considered transition rather than any sort of revolutionary transformation. Here's what to keep an eye on.
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.
Video Helps Keep Schools Secure
The use of security cameras in schools is growing. Look for educational institutions and vendors to creatively squeeze value from fixed camera systems in schools by expanding the audience for the video footage while avoiding critical safety or privacy problems.
Educators Need Resources That Simulate the Digital Divide
With more learning materials going online, educators need to be sure all their students have access. Learn about programs that show the limits of poor-quality networks.
5 Best Practices for Using a Lightboard in Instructional Videos
Lightboards are great resources for online video learning, and they can be built for under $200. Here are five tips for getting impressive results every time.
Instructional Video in the Academy: In the Can or On-the-Fly?
The use of both asynchronous and synchronous video by colleges and universities has skyrocketed. But which approach is better for learning?
YouTube's Do-it-Yourself Videos Show the Best Teachers Are Online
There are plusses and minuses to having instant access to a world of knowledge, but YouTube's do-it-yourself repair videos are a godsend for technical education.
What Teachers Need to Know When Upgrading an Instructional Camera
For teachers, the most important feature is versatility—a sneaky way of saying the most important feature is having as many features as can be packed into the camera before rendering it uncontrollable.
The Caliper Framework Fills a Need for Classroom Video Analytics
Video learning systems are taking off in schools, but teachers have so far lacked a way to bring that data into their learning management systems. Enter Caliper.
Online Educators Enjoy Generous Copyright Exemptions for Video
Schools are covered by different copyright measures than the mass public, making it easy for streaming classrooms to get around access controls.
Today's Teachers Need to Learn to Perform in Front of a Camera
Teaching is a performance, but when teachers have to perform to a camera rather than a roomful of students, that performance can go awry.
Interactive Tools Make Classroom Video More Active Than Passive
New offerings from both young and established companies let educators create elaborate personalized videos, and students learn in a more natural way.
Looking to Improve Educational Video? First Improve the Audio
When schools go shopping for video production hardware, they should make audio quality a priority. Here's what to look for when buying new mics.
Educators, Prepare With This Supply List for Teaching With Video
Bringing video into the classroom doesn't have to be expensive. Read this helpful list to discover the seven basic items every classroom should have.
Writing Text for Video: Did Someone Say 'Autumn Aided Cap Shins'?
Maybe, but they probably said "automated captions." Creating reliable captions is a challenge, but educational video has a desperate need for it.
Find a Place for Live Video and Audio Streaming in the Classroom
Today's students grow up in a conflict-free echo chamber created by on-demand entertainment. Live streaming is a place for diverse opinions to come through.
Educators Need Better Video Analytics to Measure Learning
Measuring quality of service is big business in the streaming video world, but educational video metrics lag far behind. Part of the reason is that educators need completely different metrics.
3 Tips for Educators Getting Started With Video Lectures
Recording classroom lectures offers a host of benefits over delivering them live. Here's how instructors can ensure they get the best results.
Educators in a Hurry to Find a Video Solution for Blind Students
Starting in January, educational and training videos will need to be accessible to the blind, but audio descriptions are difficult to create. Is there a better option?
What Educational Video Producers Can Learn From Moneyball
Breaking out of conventional ways of thinking could pay big dividends for educational video production. Where is the art in today's classroom video?
More Than Enough Is Too Much: Educational Video Is Overused
Creating educational videos is easy—too easy—and that's a problem. To best reach students, educators need to diversify their presentation tools.
Colleges Need to Safeguard Video in a Standards-Based World
As more colleges and universities invest in video lessons, they're challenged to keep that content secure. Here's the strategy that makes the grade right now.
Shooting 4K Video in the Classroom: What's the Big Hurry?
For educational video, some choose to shoot in 4k so they can zoom and enhance in post, but stream in mobile-friendly 720p. However, there's no reason to rush to 4K just yet.
The State of Education Video 2017
Smaller companies are moving out, and big companies are muscling into their old space. Look for monolithic learning management systems to give way to more agile solutions.