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Meeting Archives

Friday, March 17, 2006
Presenters: Ed Madonna, Bill Johnson
Topic: Advantages of Video Streaming

Video streaming is a way to make relevant video material available to students for viewing in the classroom, computer labs and libraries, and from home. Students do not have to make a special trip to the library or wait their turn to view a single copy of a video tape or DVD. A fast Internet connection and a computer is all that is needed to view a video that is streamed. Students can view the video as often as needed or replay individual segments.

This will be a discussion and demonstration of video streaming by Ed Madonna and Dr. William Johnson. Both will discuss their reasons for streaming video to supplement class work. We will discuss the technical process of using existing video or producing new content for streaming. Digitizing and editing the video as well as the process of transferring them to the CCRI streaming server for student access will also be covered.

The video demonstrations will include math tutorials that have been available at our Math labs and have recently been made available to CCRI students online. We will also view dissection video clips produced by Dr. Johnson for his classes and other Biology students that wish to view them.

View Math videos

Monday, November 7, 2005 from 3-4 p.m.
Presenter: Denise Yordy - website
Presenter: Bill Johnson - website and WebCT courses

Friday, January 28, 2005 at noon
Presenter:  Tony Basilico
Creating an Excel Grade Book

Tony did CCRI's first web conferenced workshop on the process of creating an Excel Grade Book from the MyCCRI class list. He also prepared a follow-up video demonstration on the process for faculty that is available for review.

Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at 12:30 p.m.
Presenter: Michael Vieira, Assistant Dean, Bristol Community College

Michael J. Vieira is the assistant dean for the Division of Business and Information Management at Bristol Community College in Fall River, MA.
An early adopter of distance learning, he teaches all of his classes with an on-line option using WebCT. He talked to participants about his adventures on-line both as a teacher and learner and shared some of the unique distance learning opportunities at BCC including student option and umbrella courses.

Tuesday, November 25 at 3 p.m
Presenter:  Kristin Bell, WebCT

Kristin conducted a 1-hour virtual workshop to inform faculty about WebCT course content that is available as a free resource for all instructors. Did you know that the textbook you are currently using likely has course content already developed on the WebCT platform? Participants learned about e-Packs and saw some demos of various e-Packs in an array of disciplines. Also were exposed to strategies in how to use this content to teach a web enhanced, hybrid or online classes. This  workshop was virtual, which meant that participants could attend remotely from their  home or office.

Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 3:00 p.m.
Using SAM/TOM for Online Training and Testing (PowerPoint file) - Paul Bartolomeo

Tuesday, September 28, 2003 at 11:30 a.m.
Exploring Cooperative Learning in an Online Course (PowerPoint file) - JoAnn Warren

2002-2003 Academic Year

Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 1:00 p.m.
Creating digital video clips from a videotape - Norm Grant

Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 2:30 p.m.
Demonstration of TechSmith's SnagIt - a program that allows you to outline any area of a computer screen and save it as an image file. Also, demonstration of Blue Squirrel's WebWhacker - a program that allows a user to download an intact website in order to run it offline (great as a backup for conferences). - Linda Beith

March - no meeting

Friday, February 14, 2003 at 1 p.m.
Exploring International Initiatives for Faculty and Students - Bill Pellicio

Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 1 p.m.
Copyright Issues for Faculty - Dan Donovan

Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 1 p.m.
Using Games to Enhance Student Learning - Gene Grande and Bill Pellicio for Bunny Vanable

Monday, October 21, 2002 at noon
Using Digital Images in PowerPoint - Natalie Coletta

Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 1 p.m.
Creating a Grade Book with Microsoft Excel - Debbie Grande
(Requires Excel to open)

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