November 18: Scaling up video-based services in Higher Education
Now that so many universities have moved much of their learning online, the first day's agenda was all about sharing good practices, exploring the challenges and practicalities of putting effective support services online, and coming up with a vision of what the impact of all this change will be on how we experience higher education in the coming years.
Host for the day: Sally Reynolds, Media & Learning Association
This presentation session features panellists from different universities talking about how their video-based services are coping with the pandemic and highlighting the challenges and opportunities brought about by current conditions.
- Scott Doyle, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia & President AETM Higher Education AV Operations, the view from Australia
- Leen Van Rentergem, KU Leuven, Belgium Flipping to a hybrid university over the summer, a digital storm hits the auditoria
- Jim Bain, Queen Margaret University, Scotland, UK QMU’s Vision for on-line Delivery
- Olga Lucia Forlani & Silvano Pasquali, Verona University, Italy Beyond single applications: an integrated ecosystem for distance learning
Moderator: Sónia Hetzner, Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany
The delivery of learning across European education institutions is rapidly changing. Through the use of the latest AV technology, the quality of education will continue post pandemic and through a mix of offline and online teaching be more flexible and accessible than ever before. As a global leader in AV technology, Panasonic wants to provide an overview of technological possibilities to enhance the blended learning experience of both teachers and students. This session will be moderated by Thomas Vertommen, Panasonic Product Marketing Manager.
Panasonic is a sponsoring member of the Media & Learning Association
Discussion session on the topic of privacy and how university service providers are ensuring privacy requirements are met in these days when so much is happening online. Should students be required to use their cameras for example? what policies are already in place that provide enough clarity on this rather sensitive area?
- Zac Woolfitt, InHolland University, The Netherlands
- Joanna van der Merwe, Leiden University, the Netherlands
Moderator: John Murray, NUI Galway, Ireland
Debra Garretson, Director of Accounts at Panopto is the moderator of this session and will talk through the interesting results of the Panopto annual survey 2020, looking at the top uses of the Panopto video platform in European education institutions, and the main objectives for teaching staff using Panopto.
Panopto is a sponsoring member of the Media & Learning Association
During this presentation and discussion session you will hear from colleagues in the Technical University of Munich, Germany and Hogeschool van Amsterdam, The Netherlands about the challenges and realities of supporting proctoring at scale and the role of video.
- Matthias Baume, ProLehre Medien und Didaktik, Technical University of Munich, Germany
- Nils Siemens, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, The Netherlands (presentation)
Moderator: Predrag Pale, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Join Sony and The University of Lausanne to discuss their adoption of Sony’s Edge Analytics appliance and learn how this technology has been embedded into their lecture capture solution and teaching practices.
Moderator: Kate Moores, Sony
- Philippe Remion, Sony
- Jean Francois van de Poël, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Sony is a sponsoring member of the Media & Learning Association
Service providers need to support academic teaching staff in creating their own video based resources, during this session we will discuss different options for doing this and try to find out what works best.
- Evert Binnard & Stef Stes, LIMEL, KU Leuven, Belgium (presentation)
- Dennis Anneveldt & Karly van Gorp, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands (presentation)
Moderator: Anke Pesch, LIMEL, KU Leuven, Belgium
As more educational institutions go back into lockdown, they need to create professional-quality videos that will facilitate remote and blended learning. However, this can be hard to do at scale while working from home, where it is hard to find both the equipment and video expertise. We will explore how Rapidmooc's all-in-one video studios are helping educators to solve these issues as it offers a platform to record or live stream professional-quality videos from home, or a COVID safe environment on campus.
Session moderated by Chris Weeks, UK Manager at Rapidmooc – Professional Quality Video for Everyone
Rapidmooc is a sponsoring member of the Media & Learning Association
These new circumstances call for staff and facilitators that can work flexibly and across multiple platforms as well as figuring out how to re-purpose different facilities. During this discussion session we will be talking about staff training and support and what kinds of resources are available for university staff responsible for video based services.
- Jim Bain, Queen Margaret University, Scotland, UK [presentation]
- Iain Mac Labhrainn, NUIG, Ireland [presentation]
Moderator: Remco Hekker, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
This is a presentation session which focuses on good learning design that takes real account of students circumstances as well as supporting academics to make the transition to media-supported online learning and fostering student well-being.
- Michael Wesch, Kansas State University, USA How a Reluctant Online Teacher Found Purpose, Connection, & Adventure Teaching Online
- Sian Hamlett, Hamlett Films & Philip Seargeant, The Open University, UK Media producer and academic expert - the unique collaboration
- Steven D. Krause, Eastern Michigan University, USA To Zoom or not to Zoom – that is the question….[article]
- Maha Bali, Center for Learning and Teaching, American University in Cairo, Egypt Equity and Care for Students; Equity and Care for Teachers
Moderator: Zac Woolfitt, Inholland University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
Like anything, the right tool for the job is critical. The most successful fully virtualized campuses establish three pillars of technology to give students the quality hybrid learning experience they deserve, regardless of their location. Join for a quick overview of some high usage success stories of Mediasite users in the field during the last months. Session led by Robert Jan Brouwer, Sonic Foundry International
Mediasite is a sponsoring member of the Media & Learning Association
Fostering student well-being in online learning
During this discussion, the focus will be on supporting students in online learning environments supported by media.
- Maha Bali, Center for Learning and Teaching, American University in Cairo, Egypt
- Lisa-Marie Blaschke, University of Oldenburg, Germany
- Steven Verjans, UCLL, Belgium
Moderator: Deborah Arnold, Aunege, France
Discover how French Universities have set up Hybrid Lectures, this session is moderated by Marie Bellugue, Kalyzée.
In this session Marie will show how directors, technical team members, lecturers and students are moving ahead with digital education using the Kast Revolt camera in their universities.
Kalyzée is a sponsoring member of the Media & Learning Association
In the current crisis, many academic teaching staff members are finding their own production solutions, based on readily available equipment and facilities. Join us to hear about how one professor of Business Analytics and Statistics has set up a studio in his home and to discuss the sustainability and effectiveness of this approach.
- Sean P. Willems, University of Tennessee, USA Designing A Home Video Studio For Online Synchronous Teaching
- Sian Hamlett, Hamlett Films
- Philip Seargeant, The Open University, UK
- Lana Scott, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Moderator: Carlos Turro Ribalta, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Following on from our conference last June we plan to discuss during this session just how well institutions are meeting the requirements of the new EU Directive on accessibility which came into effect in September.
Moderator: Nicolette Karst, Lund University Sweden
Session moderated by Thomas Dieste from Amberscript to present findings of a large scale survey among hundreds of students on the extent to which universities are making their learning resources digital (and digitally accessible)
In the past weeks, Amberscript conducted a survey among hundreds of students across Europe to gain insights in how universities are reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic by making their learning resources more digital and more accessible.
In this session, Thomas will describe the developments which students report on topics such as 'digitalization' and 'accessibility' of learning resources.
Amberscript is a sponsoring member of the Media & Learning Association
During this panel discussion we have invited back some of our presenters from the June conference to share their experiences with us of what it has been like to scale up services now that we are well into the first full academic year in corona times.
- Lana Scott, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
- Sónia Hetzner, Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany
- Dominik Lukes, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK
- Stuart Perrin, XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang), Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) China
Moderator: Wim Van Petegem, KU Leuven, Belgium