MOOC and Classroom Capture – Acoustical, AV, and Data Challenges and Solutions
Universities, corporations, and healthcare institutions are increasingly providing live or recorded lecture videos to not only students and colleagues but also a wide range of on and off campus audiences. This content may be produced in a purpose-built video studio, or it may be captured during a conventional in-person classroom lecture. It may be distributed live to participatory audiences around the world (Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOC) or recorded for on-demand use (classroom capture). This seminar covers the acoustical, audiovisual, and information technology requirements for studios and lecture rooms used to produce video content. For instance, careful room acoustics design and quiet background noise are required to ensure speech intelligibility for both in-room and remote audiences. Cameras and microphones must be selected and placed with care, and a dedicated control room is often required. Content capture and distribution requires specialized information technology design. The Seminar will include a live demonstration.