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
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.