The summer months have a way of allowing our memory to fade.
For schools and universities, it’s well-documented that the traditional summer break allows students to lose about two months of grade level equivalency in reading and mathematical computation skills.
Knowledge loss is a challenge for businesses too. Studies show that just 7 days after they finish a training session, employees recall just 35% of the material presented. In 6 months, they’ll remember just 10% of the training. And summer worsens the effect, as more employees leave for vacations and miss training activities altogether.
Combating these losses is no small challenge. Most academic institutions simply cannot extend their semesters further, and commercial organizations must relent to the competing demands of daily productivity and work-life balance.
Fortunately, not all of our knowledge needs to be accessible by memory. Often, just knowing where to find information is enough.
That’s what makes video such a strong tool for retaining knowledge.
With video recordings of lectures and flipped classrooms, schools and universities can give students quick access to every fact and figure shared in their studies.
And recording events, presentations, meetings, and best practices helps organizations create a library of institutional expertise, searchable and shareable for onboarding, training, communications, development, and more.
What can you share with video? Just about anything!
This week we saw more educational and entertaining recordings among the latest presentations shared online with the Panopto video platform. And in the spirit of passing it on, these are just a few of the ideas shared this week with Panopto’s presentation recording software.
Using Smartphone Audience Response Systems for Public Engagement
In this recorded presentation, learning technologist Steve Wright shares his discovery of a smartphone-based audience response system that can enable presenters to include quizzes and polls in their presentation materials — even if the lecture hall or conference center isn’t set up with traditional audience polling hardware. For anyone looking to offer a more interactive presentation, it’s advice you won’t want to miss.
Realtime Moodle Quizzes — Using Student’s Smart Phones During Lectures
Looking for another alternative to hardware-based audience polling? Learning technologist Mark MacDonald offers another smartphone-based solution, available to organizations using the Moodle learning management system. Moodle’s realtime quizzing option may be a useful tool for teachers preparing to flip their classrooms for interactivity.
Self-Regulated Strategy Development for Writing
Dr. Karen Harris of Arizona State University shares this recorded lecture on the importance of writing, noting just how critical the skill is for students throughout their academic and professional careers. More than a pitch for awareness, Dr. Harris shares strategies for empathizing with and coaching weaker and stronger writers alike.
MOOCs and Student Mentors
Dive into Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in this recorded presentation, and get up to speed on the latest best practices for MOOC course design, content, and social media activities, as well as tips and ideas for student and user engagement in this rapidly evolving pedagogical approach.
Management of Mechanical Ventilation
Share technology-specific best practices with Miami Dade College School of Health, as they dive deep into strategies for adjusting mechanical ventilation systems. This recorded lecture goes into great detail — offering a valuable resource to students to rewind and rewatch after the lecture in order to pick up any points they may have missed.
Flipped Classroom: Trial Advocacy — Cross Examination
In our final video this week, sit in with the Trial Advocacy class at SIU for this review of the fundamentals of cross-examination. Professor Chris Behan’s recording is an excellent example of the flipped classroom in action — sharing a lecture prior to class, so that in class time can be used for discussion, interaction, and more detailed learning.
Try It For Yourself!
Ready to share your ideas so they can be found? Panopto makes it easy to record presentations and share them online, both as live streaming webcasts and recorded on-demand video. To see how Panopto can help you share your ideas, contact our team for a free trial today.