Video, Education, and Open Content: Best Practices

University teaching and learning is involving more and more video and audio. Video (the word “video,” as used here, embraces modern moving-image content and technology, and “audio” the same for recorded sound) is being deployed in the physical classroom to enrich the classroom experience. Video and audio are coming to populate online and distance learning experiences. Video and audio recordings are being made to distribute university lectures and university-based events for audiences well beyond the university campus. As the production and distribution of video and audio increases, the implications for open education initiatives grow more profound.

“Video, Education, and Open Content: Best Practices” is a two-day symposium intended to increase the understanding of educators, technologists, video producers, and other stakeholders in how video and open education can work together for the public good. Senior representatives are expected to participate from the BBC, British Universities Film and Video Council, Case Western University, Creative Commons, Columbia University, Digital Library Federation, Ford Foundation, Google/YouTube, Harvard University, Hewlett Foundation, IMLS, Intelligent Television, JISC, Library of Congress, Mellon Foundation, Michigan State University, Microsoft, MIT, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, NYU, One Laptop Per Child, Open Courseware Consortium, Renew Media, Rockefeller Foundation, UC Berkeley, USC, VFinity, WGBH, WNET, and Yale University, among others.

This symposium builds upon the work that the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning and Intelligent Television have been conducting in the area of educational video, open productions, and commercial-noncommercial collaborations, and will help define new approaches—economic, legal, and editorial—to the creation and distribution of important new resources for open education.



Appreciating the new role of video in education

Peter Brantley, Digital Library Federation
Murray Weston, British Universities Film and Video Council
Paul Gerhardt, BBC Creative Archive

Remarks from a recovered archivist and filmmaker

Rick Prelinger, Prelinger Archives and Internet Archive

A review of several among many innovative university productions

John Frankfurt and Mark Phillipson, CCNMTL
Diana E. E. Kleiner, Yale OER VLP, and Paul Lawrence, CMI2
Scott Shunk and Ellen Sebring, Visualizing Cultures, MIT
Mike Kubit, MediaVision, Case Western

Exemplary educational productions from outside the academy

Margaret Drain, WGBH
Thomas Lucas, Thomas Lucas Productions
Curtis Wong, Microsoft

Distribution options and best practices for educational video

Obie Greenberg, Google/YouTube
Stacey Seltzer, Joost
Donna Liu, University Channel/Princeton University
Ben Hubbard, University of California – Berkeley

Accessing educational video archives

Karen Colbron, WGBH
Jane Johnson, Library of Congress
Andrea Kalas, British Film Institute

New approaches to bringing production and archival sensibilities more closely together

Michael Smolens, DotSUB
Jeff Ubois, Intelligent Television
Nan Rubin, Thirteen/WNET

The expanding role of video in the open content movement

John Dehlin, Open CourseWare Consortium

Rights and other legal considerations for producers, distributors, and consumers

Eric Saltzman, Creative Commons
Josh Nathan, Thirteen/WNET
Susan L. Kantrowitz, WGBH

Technology issues at the intersection of video and education

Maurice Matiz, CCNMTL
Shen Tong, VFinity
Abram Stern, UCSC/Metavid

Examples of the purposeful use of video in the university

Frank Moretti, John Frankfurt, Michael Preston, CCNMTL
Dean Rehberger and Michael Fegan, Michigan State University
Judy Stern, University of California – Berkeley

The research agenda for the role of moving images in education

Richard Lucier, Scholarly Communications Institute
Patricia Renfro, Columbia University Libraries
Richard Kahlenberg,

The economics of educational video production and distribution

David Weinstein, National Endowment for the Humanities
Dan Lukash, Institute of Museums and Library Services
Brian Newman, Renew Media

Exploring new potential collaborations in the field

Frank Moretti, CCNMTL
Mara Hancock, University of California – Berkeley
Peter B. Kaufman, Intelligent Television, CCNMTL

Future directions for making educational video openly available

Rick Prelinger, Prelinger Archives
Dean Jansen, Participatory Culture Foundation
Colin Rhinesmith, Berkman Center, Harvard Law School