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The Ken Burns effect meets the new media format

For a man who speaks so eloquently in off-the-cuff remarks, Ken Burns’ response to a question about social media and web communications initially came off as kind of pithy. Burns’ reply, which I heard in person during last month’s Bryan Series lecture in Greensboro, was the kind of curmudgeon dismissal you’d expect from someone who traffics in […]

Yosimite National Park; from the PBS website: http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks/parks/yosemite/

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3 tips for turning class lectures into educational videos

Seated in class, students are a captive audience. Lectures can last the entire class period, travel down any number of tangents, and go without visual aids. You might put students to sleep, but they aren’t leaving the room. Don’t even try that online. The Internet’s endless possibilities also mean endless distractions, and endless diversions, for […]