What is an Echo? Displays anything presented from: Laptop and PC (Windows, Mac, Linux) Sympodium and Electronic Whiteboard Document Camera, DVD player On all the platforms: Full rich media on Windows, Mac, Linux Podcast and Vodcast Motion visuals along with video
Uses and Benefits of Capture and Playback Technologies 1.Capture and record actual classroom sessions “Tivo for the Classroom” model. For review where it has been seen live. Reduces need to focus on note taking. "Aspiring stenographers tend to miss any opportunity for interaction." – Tim Groehling, UCLA 2.“Learning objects” - supplemental course material typically recorded for use before, during or after a class. Focus on difficult concepts. Impacts Office Hours. 3.Pre-Record Lectures- Assign- Then discuss in Class. 4.Distance Learning Programs. Adding faculty video enriches the experience. Increase reach and enrollment. 5. Campus events- guest speakers, student and faculty productions, commencement. Family and alumni outreach. 6. Develop training modules for faculty and staff. Provides consistency, reduces repetition, promotes Best Practices. 7. Student generated content—proof of learning, role playing, digital portfolio content.
7 Fully Automated Workflow – “Walk in. Teach. Walk out.” Ease of use is key to adoption Automation/integration is key to scaling lecture capture throughout campus. With Scheduled Capture simply “Walk in. Teach. Walk out.”
Instructor Student Technologist Institution EchoSystem’s student-centric engagement focused on the key needs of four distinct educational constituents Multiteach INSTRUCTOR Live & Learn STUDENT Who Has Your Back TECHNOLOGIST Do More with Less INSTITUTION Student: Engage the way you learn—anywhere, anytime Learn more. Review. Remediation Graduate on time Student: Engage the way you learn—anywhere, anytime Learn more. Review. Remediation Graduate on time Instructor: Leverage your time by virtualizing your lecture Engage students more productively Instructor: Leverage your time by virtualizing your lecture Engage students more productively Institution: Grow revenue— International Expansion Distance Education Cross Enrollment Improve graduation rates Provide continuity solution Institution: Grow revenue— International Expansion Distance Education Cross Enrollment Improve graduation rates Provide continuity solution Technologist: Deploy campus-wide with ease Customize solution Operate with existing staff Ensure highest uptime Technologist: Deploy campus-wide with ease Customize solution Operate with existing staff Ensure highest uptime
Capture Everywhere with the EchoSystem 9 Venue-Based Capture WHERE: Auditoriums, Smart Classrooms, Lecture Theaters, Studios HOW: Capture Appliance or Capture Software on PC Personal Capture WHERE: Home, Office, Dorm Rooms, Off-Campus Locations HOW: Personal Capture Software on Laptops and Desktops
Scheduled Capture with the Echo360 Appliance 10 Already installed in the classroom Scheduled a term in advance Automatically starts and stops recording and sends digital masters to the EchoSystem Server Space, time and cost saving solution Secure solution built on Linux OS Captures AAC audio and H.264 video and VGA sources
Platform that Grows with You From one classroom to 1,000. The EchoSystem is designed to scale with demand.
To Request Echo 360 for Your Class http://reservations.usfca.edu/
Lecture Capture Best Practices Course Visuals Guidelines Rule of 5 - use no more than five words across on a line and five rows of text down - less is more. Create Chapter Introduction Slides- automatic indexing Text Size - use minimum 24 point font, so text can be read easily by audience. Pictures are worth a thousand words - use images, graphs, and charts to display ideas. Don't Read Slides - use slides to emphasize or highlight what you are saying. Use all computer resources- no need for screen shots- everything is automatically captured in motion
Lecture Capture Best Practices Online Presentations and Recordings “Walk in. Teach. Walk out.” Act naturally. Avoid wearing stripes or busy patterns Remember Your Online Audience! Point to slides using mouse if possible Repeat questions from students Create chapter slides for easier thumbnail search Know your camera angles
Beyond the Classroom with Personal Capture 26 Personal Capture Create learning modules and tutorials from an office, home and off-campus locations Complements recordings created in classroom settings Capture voice, screen and optional video Works on Windows & Mac PCs with a webcam or microphone Fully integrated into the EchoSystem platform Convenient faculty-driven model (no scheduling required)
Common Uses of Personal Capture 27 Pre-recording lectures (distance ed, absences, etc.), assign in CMS, review in class Use in Labs Learning Modules to supplement complex subjects/concepts Grading student assignments Academic Continuity (H1N1, Weather related closures, disasters, etc.) Non-smart room capture Student led presentations/discussions Seminars and conferences
Downloading Personal Capture (PCAP) Goto http:// Login with your USF username and password Click the “Software & Support” tab Click the Echo360 subtab Download and Install the Correct Installer For more information:
Getting Started with Personal Capture Faculty can access EchoSystemServer (ESS) as a presenter Must enter UserID and Password (user account is required) Training is required. http://www.usfca.edu/its/learning/lecturecapture/ http://www.usfca.edu/its/learning/lecturecapture/
Student Outputs Review Access Modes: Links in Course folder within Blackboard Email RSS Feeds Student Output Formats: Streamed Flash - Full Rich Media (w/Video), played back from Browser, non-downloadable, search, navigation VODCast (.m4v) – Audio + Motion VGA (5 FPS), downloadable, not streamed. Plays on Computer, iPhone, iPod and other portable devices PODCast (.mp3) - Audio-only, downloadable
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