In this space, we like to open each week with an idea from history — one that, after it was presented, changed the way the world worked in ways big and small.
Ideas need champions, after all. And how history’s most influential ideas were brought to the world has shaped the way we think about, support, and leverage everything from household electricity to professional sports. Powerful presentations have won the support needed to feed the hungry, save the whales, and disrupt entire markets.
Today too we want to share another bold idea from history — one that shaped how we think about ideas by changing the way we presented them.
This week, 118 years ago, the world was introduced to Thomas Edison’s Kinetograph — the movie camera that would supply video recordings for Edison’s Kinetoscope, and in turn, would mark perhaps the first great leap for video as a medium.
The Kinetograph would go on to inspire the Lumiere Cinematographe, the first movie camera to allow a large audience to view a film. From there, the format’s influence on cinema, television, and now internet video would be undeniable. From the very beginning, video was able to share a story, impart a message, demonstrate know-how, and engage an audience better than any format before or since.
This week we saw more and more people taking advantage of the power of video to share ideas, present information, and show how the world works. And in the spirit of passing it on, these are just a few of the ideas shared this week with Panopto’s video presentation software.
Divided Baltimore: How Did We Get Here, Where Do We Go? — Class #1
This semester, the University of Baltimore has designed a course that looks at how the citizens of Baltimore can fix what is broken in the city. With sections designed for undergraduate and graduate experiences, the semester-long course—taught by veteran UB faculty members and guest lecturers in both physical and online environments—focuses on a broad-based, multi-disciplinary approach to address the city’s long-standing issues regarding segregation, economic and racial inequalities, and untapped potential. The overarching goal of the course is to explore the city’s problems and prospects from a variety of perspectives, and begin the process of positive change. Don’t miss the first session of this significant class, and Dr. Elizabeth Nix’s riveting presentation.
A Conversation About Student Engagement Strategies with Gary Gagnon
As many schools and universities begin new quarters or semesters, identifying useful strategies for engaging students and encouraging their learning is top of mind for instructors just about everywhere. Take a few minutes to hear from Central Michigan University marketing professor Gary Gagnon about his philosophies for creating a learning environment that helps students get excited and take ownership of their educations.
Preventing Sexual Harassment: Understanding the Law
It is perhaps tempting to think of sexual harassment as a workplace problem from decades past, but unfortunately, sexual harassment is still a significant issue in employment discrimination claims to this day. Join Phoebe Liu, senior staff counsel of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing as she presents to the Pepperdine University School of Law the realities of sexual harassment today, and discusses potential remedies or mediation strategies for legal consideration.
Economic and Market Commentary
Welcome to Finance 101, with Jeremy Siegel, Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Siegel looks into the current volatility in the US and global stock markets, discusses some of the underlying factors contributing to market instability, and raises some of the core questions about how economic indicators are valued.
Pediatric Health Promotion
Finally this week, sit in with the students at Joliet Junior College for this look into the modern state of pediatric health promotion. As most physicians assert, early childhood health care is essential for lifelong well-being, but today’s controversies around vaccinations and other practices created open questions in the field. In this recorded lecture, you’ll learn the latest about immunity and vaccinations, as well as about common childhood communicable and noncommunicable diseases and the nurse’s role in treating each.
Panopto makes it easy for anyone, anywhere 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.