Meet Jane Maurer
Jane Maurer is an Instructional Technologist and Trainer at University of Denver. She is also a Sys Admin for Blackboard, Camtasia Relay, and AdobeConnect servers on campus. She trains and supports faculty in the Daniels College of Business.
Lecture Capture—and more!—For the Masses
Lecture capture solutions are helping campuses increase student learning and satisfaction, while improving instructional effectiveness. Unfortunately, many colleges and universities are being left out due to the cost and complexities involved with integration. Camtasia Relay’s quick-to-deploy and easy-to-use design is changing this. Learn the process that the University of Denver went through when deploying lecture capture throughout their campus and why they chose to implement Camtasia Relay. Plus, discover more uses for Camtasia Relay beyond just lecture capture.
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Thursday: 12:30PM, 3:30PM
An Interview with Jane:
So I understand you’re a Blackboard expert. What are some things you find useful about Blackboard?
Better question is what isn’t helpful about Blackboard? (laughs)
Best way I describe it to people is that that’s how everybody functions. Everyone functions virtually and on the web and we need to provide students with technology that allows them to do that. Not just students, but that’s how the whole world works these days. But of course it needs plug-ins and extra help which is what I’m here to do. And it’s fun!
Can you tell me a little bit about your presentation and what it will cover?
I will give an overview of why we decided we needed lecture capture about four years ago. We trialed three different programs and investigated a few others so I’ll talk about how we did that, why we chose Camtasia Relay, and why other programs didn’t work.
I will also talk about a few fun ways that we use Camtasia Relay on campus. We don’t just use it for lecture capture. One clever thing that it helps us do is prevent cheating! We also have people who create these things I call lecturettes, which are basically 10-15 minute lectures that summarize a long lecture. It’s really useful for our students who don’t have much of an attention span. The longer lecture captures are extremely useful for our international students because they help them keep up with their classes. This way everyone can stay caught up so they can come back to class and share ideas.
What do you hope to gain at EDUCAUSE?
It’s always fascinating to hear what other people do and how they use lecture capturing. I’m really interested to hear about all the many ways of teaching and learning. I’ve realized the best way to learn things [at these conferences] is through the conversations that take place. EDUCAUSE is like a candy store for educators.
If you could meet any one person in the world, who would it be?
I’m really interested in British history and literature. That’s what my bachelor’s is in. So I would have to say I’d love to meet the British Royal Family because of their rich history.
I’m also looking really forward to hanging out with the TechSmith gang again! You guys are a fun group of people.