Video for Educators

Studio 8

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
The Future of Video Conferencing, Lecture Capture and the Remote Classroom
Rony will explore the latest trends in video and show how automated camera and video production tools can improve the quality of the video conference experience for corporate training, boardroom meetings, remote classrooms and government meetings. She will show examples of new tracking technology that enables a camera to smoothly follow a presenter without the need for a camera operator.  And "smart" systems than can automatically switch the video feed from the camera on the presenter to the student or audience member asking a question in an intelligent way that follows the conversation. She will address the challenges that AV teams face with the latest trend in "multi-use" spaces and how it's possible to design a video solution that can switch from one room configuration to another without custom programming. Anyone who is designing video into a meeting room or lecture hall space will be interested in this session.
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Connecting, Conversing and Collaborating with Video
With so much valuable information that can be gleaned from video, it stands to reason that discussing and collaborating around this medium should be as simple as working with text documents in Google Docs. People need to work together, both to create videos and to collaborate around  its contents. And their efforts need to be specific, detailed and  unambiguous. 
The Video Collaboratory platform grew out of a 3-year collaboration among computer scientists, dancers and designers to create interactive choreographic work with real-time sensing technology. The National Science Foundation has provided four grants for the development of the platform that will  be demonstrated using video material created at the conference as well as video linked from Youtube or Vimeo that has a relation to the conference theme.  
General platform architecture with Work Spaces and Projects with sub-folders, video thumbnails with identifying information and a directory of people involved in the project will be shown along with the ease of navigation. Features such as color-coded markers that correspond to the comments in the thread, automatic looping, segment selection, downloading comments, filtering and analytics will be introduced for participants who may benefit from these features.
Examples will be shown from a variety of use cases with featured benefits for the group members. Perhaps it is the creation of a project between two companies where time and distance make it impossible to work co-located. Maybe it is a group project in a higher education human-computer interaction course. Perhaps it is a salesperson working with an expert coach in another locale to perfect a sales pitch. Or it could be that favorite aunt who wants input from others about videotaped locations and rental homes for the annual reunion. 
Since its "reel-to-reel" inception, video has offered new pathways of creativity and avenues of knowledge distribution.This presentation will  focus on making video "more than just watching"  as it shows ways to connect, converse and collaborate with this  this ubiquitous medium that is an increasingly important force in changing our world.
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
High School Video: The Sky's the Limit for Digital Citizenship
With about 27,000 high schools in America, there is a vast potential audience for students and educators to tap the power and potential of using video, video production, and "student TV" as part of a new "literacy," needed in citizenship and the workforce.
Here at Southold HS on Long Island, in New York, our student broadcast (SOHO TV) reaches a weekly audience of about 1,000 viewers.  We have used video to host "live streamed" Election Night coverage of national elections, created Public Service Announcements, produced award winning video packages that were judged by industry experts, and over the past 5 years told the story of life in and around our school community.
This session reveals the why, what, and how video production at the high school level can and should play a prominent role in educating the youth of the United States in the years ahead.
With vivid examples of how video can be used in schools, and specific steps that can be taken at the local level, this session will provide the audience with a step by step guide as to how to launch a Student Video TV broadcasting program with any budget.
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs: Building the Next Generation of Public Media
PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs (SRL) is a video journalism program in middle and high schools across the country. Join the founder and students to discuss the power of video journalism in education. We’ll go over the award-winning curriculum, research that shows impact on learning and student development, as well as how teens see the future of news. SRL tackles some of the nation’s most pressing topics such as: youth voting, fake news, immigration, disabilities, future of work, gender stereotypes, and the effect of race, poverty and inequality on opportunity in America. This year, the Labs are reporting on Election 2020, climate solvers, adolescent mental health and education. Student stories are distributed through partnerships and aired on local PBS stations and the "PBS NewsHour" nightly broadcasts – reaching a TV audience of more than 2.4 million a night. In this era of misinformation, polarization and distrust, SRL emphasizes collaboration, respect for multiple perspectives, efforts to understand complex forces in society and the search for truth.
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
When 'Plan A' Fails, Try a Virtual Conference
When historic rainfall caused widespread flooding and canceled their largest conference of the year, the Nebraska Department of Education decided to take this traditionally in-person event online. Hear from Multimedia Specialist Drew Worster on how they pulled off a successful online conference with over 1,200 participants and 4,500 session views with only three weeks notice! We will discuss website construction, UI planning, streaming/web conferencing tools, equipment needs, troubleshooting, feedback, branding, and more.
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
The State of Video in Education 2019
Video has become a major force in learning. As video becomes increasingly sophisticated, personalized, and interactive, how is it changing the way we learn, both in the classroom and out in the workforce? How are educators approaching video, and what trends are emerging? Leading video platform Kaltura’s surveys “The State of Video in Education 2019” and the newly-released “Video and Learning at Work: The State of Video in the Enterprise 2019” shed some light on what real-world organizations are using video for today. Join Jeff Rubenstein for the highlights of these reports and find out more about emerging trends that will shape video in the next two years.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
How to Leverage Video to Transform the Future of Higher Education
Join leaders from 2U, Inc.'s Curriculum & Learning department for a panel discussion on how they combine the power of video with empirically-based learning principles to produce content for their university partners’ online degree programs. This discussion will pull back the curtain on the strategy, planning, and deployment of video content and best practices that 2U has fine-tuned for the past 10+ years to bring universities into the digital age and transform the future of higher education.
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Setting Up a Streaming Broadcast for Internal or External Events
Getting your message across the Internet or within your secured environment opens up countless opportunities. In this session you will learn:
- Which streaming and video switching software to use such as vMix, WireCast, OBS and others
- Go pro or keep it simple - gear you will need to get started
- Streaming, recording, and other options
All studios are live with stream programming Dec. 4-5 from 10:15 AM - 5:00 PM featuring expert and exclusive content!