The beginning of 2019 has certainly presented some new and exciting opportunities for eTV/CLPE. We completed our first Ojibway Language course, streamed out to Pine Creek First Nation with the School of Indigenous Education (SIE), that included some fun experiences with bingo and bannock. Our streaming program continues to grow and accommodate new users with accessibility features including closed captioning and interpreters. Our winter convocation stream reached over 20 countries and over 1000 viewers. The purchase and installation of symmetrical streaming technologies (for real-time two-way video/audio communication between users) promises some great opportunities for teaching, learning, and communications at RRC.
On the production front, eTV traveled to Opaskwayak Cree Nation for a production that focuses on developmentally appropriate practices for nursery and kindergarten classrooms. While there we also captured some awesome 360° video footage of the Trappers Festival in The Pas – stay tuned for that. Our Indigenous education video series is well under way with videos promoting Social Enterprise, Community Economic Development, and Languages courses within SIE.
Over the past few months, we presented a VR tour of selected RRC locations at the 2019 Rotary Career Symposium and flew drones in the south gym with grade 12 students from Garden City Collegiate, in conjunction with RRC Teacher Education. In addition, two eTV staff members just returned from the National Association of Broadcasters Convention, which is the largest show for media and technology in North America. Lots of fantastic technology there that has tremendous potential for teaching and learning innovation at RRC.
So a lot of things continue to happen here in eTV – as always feel free to contact us if you’re interested in hearing more or stay tuned to this site and our Facebook page for further updates.
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