Clearing the Static: Overcoming Misconceptions, Reluctance, and Objections to Capturing Lectures

When: October 4, 2010 11:00 am PDT
Presenters: Robin Smith & Keith Freeman, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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The technical challenges of integrating a new technology can sometimes be the easiest hurdle to clear. Selling the idea of change is often the first challenge to implementation. At times you may feel as if you are working in the university’s marketing department instead of in educational technology. Being prepared to address faculty reluctance will enable you to succeed.

Classroom attendance, copyright concerns, and faculty anxiety are all common issues that arise when institutions begin to record lectures. In this presentation we’ll offer ways to overcome these common objections and address them head-on.

During this presentation Robin Smith and Keith Freeman will share their experiences and lessons learned throughout two years of integrating Wimba Classroom, and more recently the MP4 capability, into the curriculum of 5 colleges at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The ability to archive, download and distribute course lectures has elicited a variety of responses by users. The presenters will contribute ways they were able to foster acceptance when faced with a broad array of viewpoints.

At the end of this session, participants will:
Be aware of common misconceptions, reluctance, and objections to recording lectures.
Obtain an inventory of recommended responses.
Take home ways to focus support resources toward the big picture.

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