Two of the best kept secrets in the Faculty Multiuse Room are the righteously tricked out podcast studios: two fully equipped dual-monitor workstations (with headsets and HD webcams) ensconced in their very own cubbies.
The studios feature the latest version of Adobe Creative Suite (CS6), which includes a number of industry-standard tools for media creation. The studios also feature the open-source and free tools supported by the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC).
Faculty members interested in flipped classroom pedagogy often look to podcasts and/or screencasts to deliver lectures outside the classroom, so in-class time can be used for other types of learning, such as structured discussions or group work.
In his recent article for The Chronicle (“Making Screencasts: The Pedagogical Framework“), Grand Valley State professor Robert Talbert describes how he has approached flipped-classroom pedagogy and includes a video he developed on the topic.
Like the Faculty Multiuse Room, the podcast studios are available to faculty and Academic Affairs staff during LLC hours of operation. If you need assistance with the podcast studios and/or the combination for the Faculty Multiuse Room, contact Susan Hines (firstname.lastname@example.org or 308.432.6494) or any of the LLC or TLC staffers.
Podcast Studio Applications
Audio & Sound Design
Publication Design & eBook Development
Screencapture & Screencast
Open Broadcaster (open-source)
Video, Animation & Motion Graphics
After Effects (CS6)