In the Current or Swimming Upstream?: Instructors’ Perceptions of Teaching with Streaming Media in Higher Education

In the Current or Swimming Upstream?: Instructors’ Perceptions of Teaching with Streaming Media in Higher Education

Billy Osteen (University of Canterbury, New Zealand), Arin Basu (University of Canterbury, New Zealand) and Mary Allan (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-800-2.ch008
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In the not too distant future, university students will have trouble recalling a pre-You Tube or pre-podcast world. While streaming media in those formats has become ubiquitous in many areas of their lives through ease of use and dissemination, how does it factor into their learning? Should instructors in higher education utilize students’ engagement with streaming media as teachable opportunities? Or, in lieu of instructors intentionally choosing to use streaming media, what about the potential for it to be imposed on them for logistical or operational reasons and the effects of that on student learning and teaching? Building upon prior work that has been done on the use of streaming media in higher education (Chang, 2007; Phillips et al., 2007; Shepherd, 2003; Foertsch et al., 2002; Brahler et al., 1999), this chapter will examine it from several instructors’ perspectives with a focus on their decision-making processes, implementations, challenges, and opportunities. From their experiences, a set of grounded guidelines for using streaming media in higher education will be developed and offered as starting points for others interested in trying this in their teaching.
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Review Of Relevant Literature About Streaming Media In Higher Education

In many instances, higher education instructors have quickly responded to new paradigms of training and information presentation for their teaching activities. As a result, large volumes of data are now streamed in educational contexts. In streaming, large amounts of textual, auditory, and visual data, often in conjunction and simultaneously, are distributed and sent in the form of packets that are then assembled in the client computer and can be either assembled and downloaded, or allowed to “stream” and reload on demand. The availability of high speed networks, new methods of data transfer that allow small quantities of data packaged in tandem, and the compression of data has opened up a new dimension of higher education. The purpose of this chapter is to first provide a brief description of the defining characteristics of streaming media, illustrate the rationale for its deployment and usage in higher education, outline the key limitations, and lay out a roadmap of its usage. Further, we shall present three case studies to show how these technologies have already been used in higher education.

Many higher education instructors have historically used media in their teaching. The use of computer graphics, animations, texts, and presentation software has been widely deployed throughout the world in higher education. In a limited sense, the streaming of information through television and radio signals to transmit educational content to distance education students has been in use since the early 1920’s.

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Chapter 1
Nipan J. Maniar
The aim of this chapter is to highlight essential criteria required to set up a streaming media server within Higher Education Institutions. It... Sample PDF
Streaming Media Management and Delivery Systems
Chapter 2
Anthony Fee, Amanda E.K. Budde-Sung
Video is generally seen as a passive, primarily didactic teaching method; an approach at odds with contemporary cross-cultural training which tends... Sample PDF
The Link in the Lesson: Using Video to Bridge Theory and Experience in Cross-Cultural Training
Chapter 3
J.C. Winnips, G.J. Verheij, E.M. Gommer
Using streaming video for recording and playing back lectures has become a widespread extra feature for lectures in higher education. There is a... Sample PDF
The Next Step for Use of Streaming Video in Higher Education: Didactic Models for Weblectures
Chapter 4
In the last ten years, the world has witnessed immense advances in media and Internet technologies. Through examination of the use of social media... Sample PDF
Digital Provide: Education Beyond Borders
Chapter 5
Diane Zorn, Kelly Parke
In the latter part of this chapter, we outline the theory behind our practice. We discuss the factors that impelled us to rethink ways of creating... Sample PDF
Using Video Streaming In an Online, Rich-Media Class to Promote Deep Learning While Educating For Social Change
Chapter 6
Andrew Saxon, Sheila Griffiths
In this chapter, we present a small-scale comparative study into the use of streaming media Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs) in skills teaching. We... Sample PDF
The Effectiveness of Streaming Media Clips in Skills Teaching: A Comparative Study
Chapter 7
Sarah Atkinson
This chapter focuses upon a case study of an online higher education intervention – an interactive resource the author has devised as an aid to the... Sample PDF
Teaching Off-Line Digital Video Editing On-Line: An Exploration into Editing and Postproduction Digital Pedagogic Practice
Chapter 8
Billy Osteen, Arin Basu, Mary Allan
In the not too distant future, university students will have trouble recalling a pre-You Tube or pre-podcast world. While streaming media in those... Sample PDF
In the Current or Swimming Upstream?: Instructors’ Perceptions of Teaching with Streaming Media in Higher Education
Chapter 9
Dierdre Burke, Brian Barber, Yvonne Johnson, A. Nore, C. Walker
This chapter reports on a project to explore the potential of a mobile learning device (Apple iTouch iPod) to enhance student field visits to local... Sample PDF
iPod Enhancement for Field Visits in Religious Studies
Chapter 10
Deborah H. Streeter
Teachers in higher education interested in making use of streaming media can access more sources of video than ever before: news sites, popular... Sample PDF
Using Digital Stories Effectively to Engage Students
Chapter 11
Amanda E.K. Budde-Sung, Anthony Fee
The chapter will begin with a discussion of the increasing diversity in today’s classrooms and the current pedagogies in higher education, and then... Sample PDF
Unleashing Dormant Diversity: Insights on Video, Culture, and Teaching Diverse Student Groups
Chapter 12
Scott Warnock
The Information Resources and Technology Department of Drexel University has developed an ambitious, flexible streaming media system to help Drexel... Sample PDF
Streaming Media for Writing Instruction: Drexel’s Streaming Media Server and Novel Approaches to Course Lessons and Assessment
Chapter 13
David L. Sturges
Technologies used to enhance, augment, or replace traditional course content have been widely examined. With few exceptions, study of these... Sample PDF
Effective Online Courses in Business Administration: Expanding course design to activate diverse learning styles
Chapter 14
Peter van Baalen, Jan van Dalen, Ruud Smit, Wouter Veenhof
Today, many universities offer e-learning programs to reach new student markets and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of learning. A key... Sample PDF
Utilitarian and Hedonic Motivations in the Acceptance of Web Casts in Higher Education
Chapter 15
Ana Adi
In an increasingly interconnected world, it is highly important that professors and researchers alike not only find cost-effective solutions to... Sample PDF
Streaming Live: Teaching New Media with New Media
Chapter 16
Christopher Barnatt
This chapter explores the rise of public online video in higher education as both a compliment to and a potential replacement for more traditional... Sample PDF
The New Chalk and Slate?: Public Online Video in Higher Education
Chapter 17
Mark Holtzblatt, Norbert Tschakert
In early 2011, 117 nations mandate or allow the use of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). On November 14, 2008, the SEC issued its... Sample PDF
IFRS Cyber-Guest Lecturers: A Pedagogical Resource for Professors and an Inspiration for Student Online Video Projects
Chapter 18
Alastair Tombs, Doan Nguyen
This chapter presents a reflection of the development of dramatized video cases as a resource for use in teaching marketing. It explains the... Sample PDF
Developing Interactive Dramatised Videos as a Teaching Resource
Chapter 19
Patricia Genoe McLaren, Lori Francis
Following years of discussion surrounding the characteristics, both positive and negative, of generations X and Y, we are seeing the emergence of... Sample PDF
Higher Education in a Virtual World
Chapter 20
Catharine Jenkins, Andrew Walsh
This chapter discusses the challenges for higher education raised by socio-cultural, technological, and pedagogical developments. The authors’... Sample PDF
Use of Blended E-Learning Resources in Higher Education: An Innovation from Healthcare Training
Chapter 21
Rajiv Kumar, Abhishek Goel, Vidyanand Jha
Using three auto-ethnographies, in this chapter we have explored the experiences of teaching organizational behavior in an online environment.... Sample PDF
Medium Matters: Experiences of Teaching Online In India
Chapter 22
Rajiv Kumar, Abhishek Goel, Vidyanand Jha
Several scholars have described the advantages of online education. The Indian market for business management education is also increasingly... Sample PDF
Online Business Education in India: A Case Study
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