Time to become a movie star! Well, maybe not on the big screen, but in the big screen of your students’ eyes. To receive the Movie Star badge, you must create a short video welcoming your students to your class. This quest will be open from 27 July-2 August. Continue reading
Recently I was invited to attend a technology workshop for language teachers. Now mind you, I am not a language teacher – but seeing as I support faculty who are language teachers; I felt it behooved me to attend. Boy, am I glad I did! The workshop was led by Edwige Simon, PhD of The University of Colorado at Boulder. Not only was she knowledgeable about technology relative to language education, but also provided a wealth of information that applies to diverse curricula.
One of the things that is often neglected while creating videos is making sure they have a transcript or are closed-captioned. Here is a process where you can get a rough transcript while you record an audio track or webcam. Continue reading
Yesterday, I had another one of those cool experiences; I got to talk with some friends about technology using new technology. Yesterday, I participated on my first Blab chat with Cody Connor and Debra Beck. We talked about different technologies we were using on our individual campuses. In this post, I want to let you know a little bit more about Blab.Im. Continue reading
This is the third session I have attended this year focused on videos. The other two were presented at the Association of Talent Development Conference:
- #ATD2015 Session: How to make video for learning that’s Fabulous, Fast, and Affordable
- #ATD2015 Session: Training gets a trim – Microlearning for a new workforce
This one was presented by Andrea Beukema from the University of Albany. She provided a number of valuable tips on how to produce better videos; videos that will be viewed. Continue reading