Learning TV – 2018 Debrief
By Cary Harlow
The concept for Learning TV is simple: provide a daily update to Learning 2018 attendees as they get ready in the morning or spend time in their rooms. It’s also a way to connect outside the halls of the convention center.
Walt Disney World gave Learning 2018 a wonderful functionality: the ability to have a short video available each morning on the guest room TV’s at the conference hotel.
Learning TV was produced with a web cam and consumer handheld camera, recorded through QuickTime on a Mac, and edited using iMovie on that same Mac. Each daily segment took less than 30 minutes to shoot and an hour or two to edit together. With some basic skills, anyone can do the same thing in their own environment. As video (especially self-made video) becomes a more common tool in the learning space, it’s important to know that today’s technologies make it very easy to create and edit video on your own.
The purpose and structure of Learning TV was to be a short “morning wake-up” show for conference participants to watch before heading to the event. It contained a blend of segments each day, including:
- Introduction from Elliott Masie and Richard Culatta (our co-hosts)
- Quick overview of the key and exciting learning experiences and activities that day
- Interviews with thought leaders
- “On the floor” interviews with participants about their learning ideas and activities
- Updates about upcoming activities