Segments Help Professors Be More Effective & Efficient

Dr. Sheree Reese taught speech and language pathology traditionally for her entire career, lecturing with an overhead projector, keenly aware that a picture is worth a thousand words. Now she uses MediaCAST to add the power of visuals - video examples of pathological conditions - to her coursework on stuttering. She intersperses video segments into her lectures "quite intensively.. I am clear on the importance of using the most concrete visual examples for hands-on clinical learning."

Dr. Reese began embedding short video clips into her WebCTTMcoursework, showing real-world samples of different pathologies.  Last year, she began using video segments to augment student testing.  "I save a lot of time using MediaCAST's Snag-A-Segment tool, taking dozens of short clips out of our collection of 60 and 90 minute videos and adding them to my daily lectures."  Dr. Reese is also teaching her students how to use MediaCAST so that they can be effective teachers and clinicians after they graduate.

Protecting Aging Artifacts for Future Generations

Over time there are other important applications for Kean's MediaCAST system.  The school is offering a new Master's degree program in genocidal studies and MediaCAST can serve as a central repository for digitalized collections of photos and encoded audios, videos and memorabilia that are now at risk because of their age.  MediaCAST raises new opportunities for students to take advantage of asynchronous learning - anytime, anywhere access to coursework - and also for new programs to reach out and collaborate on projects.

OVERVIEW  

Problem: Long videos shot in clinical settings are ineffective

Solution: Extract video segments, develop learning objects, provide access to materials online.

Benefit: Support students efforts effectively with asynchronous learning opportunities.

Effort: Self-taught thus far, Dr. Reese relishes the time for formal training for teachers and staff at Kean University.