Last week Michael announced a new project of ours called e-Literate TV. To recap, the idea is that there are new groups involved in decisions that impact ed tech and online education. Deans, provosts, presidents, boards of trustees, state legislators, and even national media are newly interested in topics with different levels of understanding and different perspectives.
This new situation can be frustrating for e-learning professionals who have been involved in ed tech for years, but we cannot and should not wish away this new interest. Instead, there is an opportunity to develop new ways to engage the various groups in discussions about the usage of technology to enable change in education.
This is the goal of e-Literate TV. One way we see e-Literate TV being used is by e-learning professionals sharing easy-to-consume ~10-minute videos with various stake holders as a method to enable more productive conversations. As such, all of the video segments will come with a creative commons license for easy sharing.
At EDUCAUSE 2013, we had a chance to interview several people as part of developing the first series. We also joined In The Telling, our partners in video production and the transmedia platform, in hosting a reception as part of the announcement.
Here is the full trailer that we shared at the reception, and it includes scenes from the interviews at the conference.
And for a few photos from the reception:
We’re very excited about the project and will share more snippets before the expected January 2014 launch.