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December 01
Open and Captured Content: The Twenty-first Century Classroom Experience

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
W.T. Young Auditorium

During this session, national leaders in open content and lecture capture will discuss innovative new technologies that hold the potential to revolutionize teaching and learning.

The University of Kentucky is exploring learning environments to complement the traditional classroom.  One of the alternatives is defined as open content.  UK and other universities are also adopting course capture systems which capture lectures for reuse and allow students to replay lectures to enhance their understanding. While course capture might not fundamentally alter a faculty member’s underlying pedagogy, its adoption can promote student learning and allow faculty greater flexibility both in the classroom and throughout the semester.

Studies of new trends in higher education, such as The Horizon Report, suggest that open content will become more main stream in higher education in the near future. According to The Horizon Report, open content is a growing movement that focuses on sharing and reusability and thrives on the availability of a wide range of educational content. "Offering a potential alternative to traditionally published materials such as textbooks that is highly customizable and cost-effective," the report states, "the open content movement depends on a community of contributors and users who are willing to create and release high-quality educational content in a variety of media at little to no cost."The Horizon Report is available at

Cable Green is the Director of eLearning & Open Education for the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC). He provides leadership for the college system on strategic technology planning, opening and sharing digital content, growing and improving online and hybrid learning, and implementing enterprise learning technologies and support services. Cable joined the SBCTC in 2007. Prior to this, he served as the Director of Technology for the Ohio Learning Network and Director of Educational Technology for the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Returning to the Northwest, he earned his BS in international affairs from Lewis and Clark College. He holds an MPC from Westminster College, a MA in communication from Ohio State University, and a PhD in educational technology from Ohio State. Cable is particularly interested in how digital networked technologies and open educational resources are changing higher education. He has a targeted interest in how educational technologies and connectivist pedagogies can be successfully combined to help learners create, manage, and contribute their work through open knowledge initiatives.

Chris Huff represents leading course capture technology company, Echo 360, and has more than 23 years of successful sales and business development leadership experience in public and venture-backed technology companies. Chris will introduce successful use cases of Echo 360 course capture systems. UK will be installing 50 course capture systems to provide faculty and students another method of improving the classroom experience in 2011. Chris is the Senior Vice President of Worldwide sales at Echo 360.  Huff received a bachelor’s degree in history from Dartmouth College.

Tim MacEldowney is the Mid-South Regional Sales Manager for Echo360. He has over 5 years experience in working with University Faculty and Staff in Kentucky, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia in the planning and deployment of lecture/learning capture solutions.  Tim will provide insight into what other universities are doing at this with course capture in the teaching learning experience. Prior to Echo360, Tim spent 4 years with WebCT, a leading provider of course management solutions.

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