Live Blogging from CALI Conference- Day 1

Keynote – John Palfrey – Harvard Law Library

  • digitize, digitize, digitize
  • open acess to all content -DASH
  • collaborate and share
  • organize content – collaborate & share
  • team up law librarians with faculty
  • re-introduce contemplative space for students
  • stop competing in library collections – c0mpete in services provided
  • post library collections on the web = share & collaborate!!!
  • post unique materials & share, post public domain materials
  • avoid redundancies – use consortiums – work together
  • unite repositories – Google??- other search engines?

Alan Kaye -” the best way to predict the future is to invent the future.”

More live blogging – http://lsi.typepad.com/lsi/2009/06/liveblogging-calicon09-john-palfrey-keynote.html#more

Session 1 – Creating in-house video tutorials – Lindsay Matts -William Mitchell School of Law (MN)

  • Best Practices in E-Learning
    • no longer text-based
    • many types of instructional media
    • media elements are important – text, graphics, audio
    • 6 principles
      • multimedia  – adding graphics to words can improve learning – pictures, org charts, graphs, transformational (change), interpretive (explain)
      • contiguity – placing text near graphics can improve learning
      • modality – explaining graphics with audio can improve learning
      • redundancy -explaining graphics with audio AND redundant text can hurt learning (read off the screen)
      • coherence – gratuitous visuals, text, audio can hurt learning
      • personalization – conversational tone & pedagogical agents can increase learning
    • questions to ask before creating the screencast – goal, audience, time frame?
      • goals – inform, peform procedure or perform principles
  • Products
    • Jing – by techsmith – free – www.jingproject.com – 5 min only- very easy – hosted in screencast.com or export not both – swf only – cannot edit – $15/yr – record from webcam & can export
    • UTipu www.utipu.com – free – hosted – 20 min – add notes & text – pulbic or private – can edit voice, can’t edit video,  swf
    • Adobe captivate – expensive – her fav – no time limit  $700 per license – 30 day free trial – canadd text boxes or audio and annotations, can edit , many file types-
    • Camtasia – similar to Captivate – less expensive
    • Animoto – fun slideshow with music 30 secs
  • Existing tutorials
  • Mics
    • headset
    • mic off webcam
  • Host solutions
    • TWEN – needs to be small
    • LexisNexis Blackboard – 3 mb
    • YouTube
    • on school’s server

Social Networking session recording –

Session 2 – Cool gadgets, software & utilities every faculty member should haveSydney Beckman -Dean at Duncan School of Law (opens Aug 15)

Webcast – http://meetings.cali.org/mediasite/calicon20402 ppt- http://w.cali.org/conference/sites/default/files/Cool%20Gadgets.pdf

  • If you don’t use tech, you don’t get hired – tech is integrated into everything
  • slydial – goes right to voice mail – free
  • netbook – acer, msi – cheap, easy, light!
  • www.woot.com – new gadget each day – $149 for netbook
  • window live messenger- download current version – free – collaborate on docs – webcams – free
  • sugarsync – auto backup of files – free version available
  • smartphone – iphone – old ones $99 -$36 for unlimited exchange media
  • 7-zip – free – robust – compatible to all – portable
  • polycam cma desktop – $125 license per computer – tie into videoconferencing rooms
  • mousecaster – play radio thru mouse
  • autohotkey – free – automating tasks
  • pandora – internet radio – free
  • tourist reover – take a photo – removes people from picture
  • pdftoword – free – creates editable doc/rft file – keeps formats the same – sometimes takes awhile if the file is large
  • projector mobile phone –
  • twitter and yammer – 50 ways to use twitter in the college classroom
  • recovery advantage client module for outlook – free –
  • voltaic – charging products in the sun
  • flip minohd – 60 min hd $200 – 8 gigs – loan to students to practice client interviews
  • powermat – wireless recharging – buy module for each device
  • kindle – version 2 is out – read books – can enlarge font – sd card – books are cheaper
  • jott.com – leave a message to email
  • idictate – pocket secretary – dictate on phone & get a transcript
  • hulu – videos, tv shows – owned by nbc
  • bluetooth laser virtual keyboard – turns any surface into a keyboard
  • scene systems – digital animation of events
  • g-drive – free storage – google – 10gb $20/yr
  • broadband travel router – $40 or so
  • 3g watch phone – by LG
  • microprojector <$300 over 1000 lumens – by Optoma
  • personal vehicle – The Cube
  • folderlock – file security & encrytion software – there are free ones
  • novatel mifi – your own wifi network – verizon & sprint
  • portable hard drive – files & software- small an cheap
  • snagit – screen capture software – by camtasia – turns screen into a graphic
  • jing screen capture, record video and share
  • smartdraw – mind mapping, flowcharts, timelines – legal edition  easy to use
  • turningtechneologies – clickers – STUDENT ENGAGEMENT – is also web-based – reporting tool – app for iphone & blackberries available – great customer support – use for attendance at his school
  • wireless pointer – get one with an on/off switch
  • webcam – communicate with students
  • digitizing pen – digitize your handwritten notes
  • powerpoint 2003 for professors – excellent book – tips -around $20 – SteveJobs – one image, one word
  • slideshare – upload ppt presentations – share publicly or privately – free
  • slide rocket – web-based presentation creator
  • swish max 2 – flash for dummies – easy to use – create great animations
  • flash add-in – swiff point power player (free) or snag-it
  • ovation – bought by adobe – ppt for dummies cool presentations- does not work with turningpt
  • callpod – chargepod – one plug to plug everything into
  • usb coffee warmer
  • cordless air mouse – logitech – $160
  • desktop search – windows (dowload not built-in one), google desktop search, copernic (not free)
  • keepass password safe – free
  • digsby – combines social networking tool (free)
  • audacity – free – sound editor – change speed without changing pitch
  • secunia – trqack apps to notify you of updates
  • gimp – free photo editor
  • bing – new search engine – by microsoft

Session 3 – Using MediaNotes to Teach Skills – Larry Farmer – Brigham Young Law School

  • to retain knowledge – need to practice, recognize problems in learning the skill, practice long enough
  • legal skills need to be taught like sports, playing a musical instrument
  • deliberate practice – identify a skill set, practice, reflective analysis of the experience, modify task and repeat the process
  • medianotes focuses on the reflective analysis of the experience
  • medianotes – program that allows you to take a video file (media player/quicktime) and run it in the software, control it on a timeline so that the performance can be analyzed (add tags or comments at different points)
  • can be uploaded to a sharepoint site so that adjuncts can access the students’ critiques
  • can use any video format that opens in Media Player or Quicktime
  • free to cali members – staff, faculty, students – even computer labs

Session 4 – Videoconferencing without busting your budget – Duke U School of Law

  • Duke has a polycom connects to all classrooms, but often have scheduling problems
  • alternatives – there web-based and home-based solutions
  • one solutionis pvx software $150 – desktop solution, with a webcam & mic
  • another is skype which is free
  • there is cheap equipment – webcams, mics
  • why use videoconferencing?- time/convenience, environmntal impact, budget, resource management, distance learning opportunities, document sharing, team building, legal proceedings, special speakers
  • why free options? budget, ease of use, highly portable, lack of tech support, no other options
    • www.skype.com – most commonly used – but it is one on one – must download the app
    • www.sightspeed.com – same as skype –  it is one on one – must download the app
    • www.oovoo.com – must download – up to 3 people in the conference – (6 if you pay)
    • www.palbee.com – web-based – one hour time limit – up to 5 people in ther conference
    • www.wengo.fr  – wengomeeting n- flash-based, browser-based – up to 5 people
    • www.apple.com/support/ichat – ichat – for macs
    • www.dimdim.com – web-based – used by cali for these webcasts – up to 20 people – Upgrade $10/mo- share desktop, whiteboard
    • xmeeting – for macs – can call tandberg or polycom units
    • www.paltalk.com  – web-based
    • polycom pvx – not free but only $150
  • Courtrooms of the future – remote testimony, evidence showing, courtroom21 project
  • Webcams
    • usb or firewire
    • automatic or manual
    • different resolutions
    • built-in mic
    • cost $20-130
    • brands – logitech, labtec, sony, acer, panasonic, phillips
  • Mics
    • usb based
    • omi directional – everyone can be heard (uni-directional – headset)
    • desktop-
    • $10-150
    • brands – plantronics, logitech, altec lansing, labtec

How to change skeptics to supporters session recording –

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