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Striking a Nerve April 10, 2006

Posted by Michael McVey in Online Tools.
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noive   Sometimes, after weeks of work on dozens of projects simultaneously, several come to fruition at the same time and provide a little bounce to the step. One of these came over the weekend when I announced we had started to podcast in the college.

Today I received word from several colleagues that they were more than a little excited about the prospects and their enthusiasm has added greatly to my original vision. What follows is just a sample:

▫       One professor, a giant in reading and literacy, has several treasured tapes from lectures that she wants to make available

▫       A recently retired professor, a former Vice President of the university, has a touching graduation speech from a decade ago which we had recorded and saved on VHS tape

▫       One professor insists that we videotape the speeches made at our convocation in May

▫       One professor, a world renowned expert on vision, has recommended that we podcast the lectures for students spread throughout the most remote parts of the state

▫       The Dean is keen to hear speakers whose talks he cannot attend in person

▫       The Director of Field Services has suggested that we make a podcast explaining the directions for applying to the College of
Education

▫       The Student Recruitment Specialist will soon be approached to made a video podcast for prospective students

▫       One student brought me video tapes from a series of lectures recently held in her course on Indigenous Peoples

There are scores of opportunities just awaiting the germ of insight and inspiration.

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