Present: Jill Lenz, Jamie Bethel, Erin Napier, Sallie Varner, Charlie Kerlee, Merry Wright. Guest observer, Lisa McCann and guest presenter, Ash Hakhamian.
Jill Lenz, Chair, started the meeting at 9:06 am
Presentation from Ash and Brad, part-time student workers from the Instructional Technology Lab
on their skills and what support they offer.
Ash distributed a list of subjects about which he and Brad are knowledgeable and the services they’re able to provide. He is a vet student as well as former DJ and understands the student perspective. People come to the lab with a variety of questions, so he is familiar with a lot of the issues and needs that plague students and faculty. He is available in the lab from 12:00 - 1:00 pm and from 3:00 - 6:30 pm most days.
1) Video camera set-up & recording
2) Beginners or advanced video editing
3) Video/Audio modification/mixing/enhancement
4) Multi-TV/projection set-up (presentations, parties, etc)
• Lectures/Presentations (Vista comes with some audio recognition software that can be trained for verbal recognition)
• Web-site navigation / promotional videos
6) Flash integration into video presentations
• Testing students, getting feedback, built-in quizzes
• Results sent back to you via e-mail.
7) Teaching people about basic computer programs
• Microsoft Word/Powerpoint/Excel/Etc
• Camtasia Screen Recording Software (available in the InTech lab)
• Adobe Acrobat (PDF modification/production/conversion)
• Adobe Photoshop/Soundbooth/Etc
8) ‘How To’ – Basic computer skills
• How to install/use digital scanners
• How to burn data discs (backing up files)
• How to make DVD menu’s, backing up files on DVD’s
• Installation, troubleshooting, and fixing of computers
• Installing Anti-virus/spyware/etc
• Modification of Windows XP/Vista settings for optimal performance
• Multiformat compression & conversion of digital files for the web 4Advanced file transfer techniques (online sites & tricks)
• How to use RAMCT (troubleshooting, etc)
• Modification of browsers (IE 7, Firefox, etc)
• Codec installation for proper audio-video playback.
Ash mentioned there are numerous third party web sites that offer storage space for large files. These
files can be accessed from any networked computer, allowing portability. Jamie Bethel cautioned the group
about posting teaching materials on off-campus sites without first seeking permission. Charlie Kerlee
verified that storage space on the S drive is 250 MB, which would accommodate most files. The compression
limits on standard PC’s and Mac’s are sufficient to compress a video so it meets that limit
The group discussed ideas for using videoconferencing to accommodate absent graduate student committee members. This could be done on the CSU side with a laptop configured with a built in web cam and high end video card. Other components can be standard, so the cost of the system doesn't have to be expensive.
The meeting concluded at 10:00 am.
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 11th, 9:00-10:00 am, Environmental Health Building Conference Room 120.
Minutes submitted by Merry Wright.
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