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Using the Library’s Video Databases in Your OAKS Courses

Everyone wants at add online video to their classes but it’s not always easy to use them without infringing on copyright law.  Well, the Library is offering more options by subscribing to two video streaming databases:  Films on Demand and Academic Video Online.  You can read more about these databases on the Library’s Media Collections […]

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YouTube in the Classroom

Many professors on campus are already using YouTube in the classroom because of the ease of use and the sheer number of videos available. So I thought I would highlight some tips and share supplemental activites for faculty using YouTube in their courses. 1. Encourage your students to dig deeper.  After showing a video in […]

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A new way to interact online — Google+ Hangout…with extras

Google+ offers two new ways to interact with your friend, colleagues, or anyone in your circles:  Google+ Hangout which is a video chat application and Google+ Hangout with Extras which allows for the video and text-based chat as well as document and screen sharing and a shared online whiteboard.  At it’s most basic the Hangout […]

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Streaming and Recording Guest Speakers

A method that is often used in teaching, that helps enhance material covered in lectures, is bringing a guest speaker into the classroom. Guest speakers are typically experts in their field and can convey current and realistic information and knowledge about a subject that is not typically found in a textbook. It also allows students to see how the theories learned in the classroom transition into the workplace and gives them the opportunity to ask questions to someone in the industry.

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The VoiceThread iPad/iPhone App is Finally Here!

VoiceThread is one of my favorite free, online applications.  If you’re not familiar with VoiceThread it is a “collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways – using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, […]

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The VoiceThread iPad/iPhone App is Finally Here!

VoiceThread is one of my favorite free, online applications.  If you’re not familiar with VoiceThread it is a “collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides…

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Screencasting made SUPER easy!

I am always doing quick little screencast videos for people to demonstrate how to do one thing or another on the computer and in the past I’ve used Jing (free) if the video was under 5 minutes and Camtasia ($99) if I wanted to do longer videos or a lot of post production.  Each software […]

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