John Steinbeck once said, “I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist … Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.”
Today the information economy has made us all teachers — whether as professors, trainers, subject matter experts, or simply a knowledgeable mind willing to share a little advice. And video is helping extend our podium beyond the here and now, out to an audience as wide as the web, watching on-demand anytime, anywhere.
This week we continued to see a number of educational and entertaining videos 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.
Big Data and the Genome Revolution
Duke University’s Frontiers 2014 conference brings industry partners together with innovators and researchers to provide everyone with an opportunity to learn about the latest research, development, and tech transfer opportunities. In this recorded conference session, Duke’s Alexander Hartemink offers an answer to the question: “Since the sequence of the human genome is now known, what is left to sequence?”, and looks into how DNA sequencing technology can be used not just to tell us which nucleotides make up a genome, but also how that genome is functioning within cells.
A Personal Consideration of Career Trajectories and Facilitating Women’s Progress
Professor Dame Athene Donald DBE FRS, University of Cambridge, Professor of Experimental Physics, Chair of the Royal Society’s Education Committee, shares this talk as part of the 2014 Campbell Lecture at the University of Southampton. A long-time champion of women in science, this recording of her presentation looks at how both the individual as well as institutions can facilitate women’s career progression.
The Big Climate Debate: Why Don’t We Act On Climate Change?
Join the Climate Change Consortium of Wales for this recorded webcast of a public debate on what might be needed to encourage more meaningful action to counter climate change. Included in the discussion are insights from a panel of experts, including Professor Nick Pidgeon addressing “Climate Change and Public Views: Exploring Routes to Change,” Professor Mark Whitehead discussing “Climate Change Ignorers and Stealth Denial,” Researcher Stuart Capstick reviewing “What is Climate Change Scepticism Anyway,” and Research Fellow Rachel Howell offering ideas in “What might encourage action?”
Social Learning — An Example of a Pump Station
In this example of an on-demand social learning video, Vaughn from Solar Energy International provides a complete overview of pump stations commonly used in solar power applications. While technical in nature, this recording is an excellent example of how organizations can effectively capture and share subject matter expertise.
The Role of Libraries in Supporting Digital Scholarship
Finally, enjoy this recording of the keynote address from the annual conference of the European Libraries, as Stella Wisdom of The British Library discusses how the organization works to enable innovative research based on its digital collections. Watson shares how the production, use, and integration of digital content, services, and tools to facilitate scholarship and research allows research areas to be investigated in new ways, leading to new discoveries and analysis to generate new understanding. Watson further explores the role libraries can play in supporting digital research by partnering in the creation of interoperable infrastructures that enable the innovative and creative use of big data humanities research data at scale.
Try It For Yourself!
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