Monday, October 24, 2011

Free Webnar: Five Reasons Faculty Shouldn't Fear Lecture Capture

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5 Reasons Faculty Shouldn't Fear Lecture Capture

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5 Reasons Faculty Shouldn't Fear Lecture Capture
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Central (convert your time zone)

Dr. Jennifer Flatt taught for nine years in a traditional face-to-face way - desks, students, small groups, the occasional PowerPoint. When lecture capture came to the University of Wisconsin-Marinette campus, she was not initially happy about it. The thought of teaching on camera was intimidating, even scary. It was bad enough she'd have the opportunity to watch every second of her instruction, but she also felt like colleagues might judge her and her teaching.

But then she started getting feedback from her students and she realized this was about learning, not judgment. The Mediasite lecture capture technology recorded her and the student questions and conversations, and students were learning from that recorded classroom experience.

Plus, lecture capture shed light on her teaching habits which, in her own opinion, ranged from not-so-great (do I really slouch like that?) to affirming (I actually do look engaged when students ask questions).

In the two years since lecture capture was introduced at UW-Marinette, Dr. Flatt has become one of its most vocal champion among faculty. Join her for a lively conversation as she dispels the biggest objections and faculty fears:

* Classroom technology will make your job harder (it won't)
* Students will mock your on-camera presence (they don't)
* Technology will force you to shift your teaching focus (it doesn't)
* The camera limits classroom creativity (au contraire)
* Students are the only ones who benefit from lecture capture (think again - Dr. Flatt guarantees you'll be surprised at what you can learn)

About the presenter:

flatt_60x80 Dr. Jennifer Flatt is the Associate Campus Dean and an Associate Professor of English and Spanish at UW-Marinette. Dr. Flatt began teaching there in the fall of 2000. Her academic interests include Victorian literature, religious studies and language study. She works with concurrent enrollment programming and is also involved in service learning projects. She received the campus' Teacher of the Year award in 2004, 2006 and 2008 and the UW Colleges Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award for 2010. An avid sports fan, she lives in Marinette with her husband and two sons.


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