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Hurricane Harvey Stories: Strengthening a Community

By Rubén Durán On August 27, 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck Houston. The storm brought destruction, loss, tragedy, and turmoil to many in the Houston community.  At Houston Community College, many of us were affected on a personal level. We’ve long made it our mission to engage not only our student body, but our community at

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Podcasts…for Your Company!

Yesterday, I was talking to a client (who shall remain nameless; let’s just say they’re a major international corporation you’ve definitely heard of). With so many employees spread across so many business units in so many different countries, keeping everyone on the same page is a major concern. They’ve taken a page from the millennial

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Adventures in CaptureSpace: Creating Self-Service Video Spaces for Pennies

By Russ Lichterman Russ Lichterman at Wilmington University joins us today to share his experience creating a simple self-service video studio. These studios could be used by students or faculty. At Wilmington University we’ve had amazing success with adoption of the Kaltura platform by our students and faculty.  The KAF integration with our LMS allows for simple video

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Enhancing the Learning Experience with Video

Why use video in education? It’s worth taking a look at how some universities are using video, in their own words. Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is an urban, public research university committed to the academic success of its students.  As an educational innovator which has long embraced emerging educational technology, VCU has many departments –

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Building the Classroom of Tomorrow

Indiana University is embracing innovative technologies and techniques to help move their classrooms into the future. Take a field trip to the Indiana University campus and see how a new approach to lecture capture is making it easier than ever to support learning on demand. See how their Mosaic program is using video cameras not

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Introducing Kaltura Tools to Faculty

Recently, George Mason University published a nice introduction to Kaltura’s tools for their faculty. They start off by explaining what the tools do, and give a very high level explanation of what they can be used for. Then they walk through a couple key reasons why using the tools should be appealing to their staff,

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Personal Capture: Putting Video Creation in the Users’ Hands

Experts increasingly agree that video provides a powerful tool for education. But not all faculty and staff feel comfortable with sophisticated recording devices and editing platforms. Campus IT and AV teams lack the time to get involved every time a professor wants to record a video. How can schools make it easy for their staff and students to

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Scaling Video Production… with the Help of Students

When the demand for professional-quality video production outstripped the capacity of the University of Portland’s Academic Technology Services, Samuel Williams had a brilliant idea. He began a student-run production studio. After hiring his team, he turned over the project to them – everything from picking a name to deciding on goals for the year. Will

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Helping Students Develop a Personal Brand

The University of Portland Pamplin School of Business features a co-curricular personal and professional development program. While students learn the technical aspects of business, they are also expected to learn about themselves. Students work to develop their own personal and professional goals. Director of Professional Development Program Gwynn Klobes wanted to help her students answer

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Increasing Sales with… Interactive Video Quizzes?

There are plenty of ways for a business to increase sales. Developing competitive advantages, better marketing, greater incentives for sales staff, amazing promotions and deals, and making sure current customers stay happy and make big impacts. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. But most of these strategies have a single failure point in common: