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Happy New Year!

January 10, 2019

2018 was certainly a busy year for eTV with many exciting initiatives serving Red River College, community and industry. We were very fortunate to work with partners who took us from remote indigenous communities to virtual reality worlds that offer incredible teaching and learning experiences. On this journey we worked collaboratively to create materials for the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre, a Disability Awareness Course, 360 videos about early child development, RRC recruitment panoramas, Lynda.com initiatives, as well as hundreds of hours of course and informational content that reached out around the world.

In the spring of 2018 we formally became part of the Centre for Learning and Program Excellence which will most certainly present many new opportunities to contribute to RRC’s Vision and Mission. The new year promises to be busy and exciting as well with technologies, partnerships, and projects that help define RRC as a leader in post-secondary education. Keep checking in on this site for updates, but for now, we’ll leave you with this piece on Hide Tanning and Drum Making which reminds us what education and community is all about.

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MAETL Presentation

September 20, 2018

Today ETV was invited to speak about Virtual Reality and Drones for use in the classroom environment at the September MAETL (Manitoba Association of Education Technology Leaders) meeting. ETV was excited to share our knowledge and give educators and technology leaders a chance to experience these technologies in a hands-on way. The event was held at the Louis Riel School Division board offices.

RRC Interest Area 360° Tour – Stevenson Update

July 16, 2018

The second 360° interactive campus tour is in production! At the beginning of this month, eTV was at the Stevenson Campus, home of the College’s aviation and aerospace sector, capturing still panoramas of the hangar, workshops, classrooms, and even the inside of a plane. The completed interactive tour will be available on Red River’s site in the coming months. Follow the blog for production updates and to see the completed tour.

This is the second phase of the RRC Interest Area 360° tour project. Developed in partnership with John Conklin of Student Recruitment and the Marketing & Web Presence department, these 360° tours will serve as a recruitment tool for prospective students, allowing them the opportunity to fully explore the diverse campuses and classrooms of Red River College.

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RRC Interest Area 360° Tour Has Launched

June 21, 2018

eTV is excited to announce the launch of the first phase of the RRC Interest Area 360° tour project! Developed in partnership with John Conklin of Student Recruitment and the Marketing & Web Presence department, these 360° tours will serve as a recruitment tool for prospective students, allowing them the opportunity to fully explore the diverse campuses and classrooms of Red River College. Hospitality is the first interest area captured, with 360° views of Jane’s and the professional labs and classrooms of the PGI campus.

These tours also showcase eTV’s years of research and development of 360° panoramic photography, with beautiful high-dynamic range (HDR) photos of these locations. In early July, eTV will be capturing the Stevenson Aviation campus, which will be online in the coming months.

Check out the 360° Hospitality tour!

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RED Forum 2018

May 30, 2018

RRC’s college-wide professional development day, RED Forum, on May 25th, was a busy one for eTV. The day started with live streaming of the morning kick-off featuring a keynote by Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, who discussed advancing student achievement and RRC’s evolving Indigenous framework. eTV contributed to the day with a presentation on the “Practical Uses of Immersive Media” and another joint presentation involving our partnership with the Science of Early Child Development project, “The SECD Journey – Around the World and Back Again”. Often our posts speak to the contribution eTV makes towards the college’s strategic initiatives but for this post we’d like to simply, and with appreciation, draw attention to the talented eTV team who always put in the extra effort to contribute and get stuff done. Cheers team eTV!!

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Streaming Media East 2018

May 18, 2018

This month eTV had the exciting opportunity to attend and participate in the Streaming Media East (SME) conference in New York City. SME is a three day long conference/workshop that brings together the world’s leading organizations and experts in live streaming delivery, such as Netflix, Google, and Facebook to present and discuss the latest in streaming technology and innovation.

The insight gained at the conference is extremely relevant to Red River College’s current strategic initiatives in increasing flexible learning options for students and broadening access to course content and materials. eTV has been utilizing streaming technology for over 10 years in course areas like Nursing, Paramedicine, and adult education with tremendous success. Given the increasing demand for agile and blended learning throughout the College, these workshops, demos, and discussions with industry leaders provided an opportunity to further explore and expand on the significant potential of this technology, as eTV continues to be a leader in streaming technology for Red River College.

If you have ideas or questions about live streaming, eTV invites you to come to visit our department to further chat and explore these options!

Directions Conference

February 1, 2018

eTV is excited to have recently completed a promotional video for Red River College’s upcoming Directions Conference, February 8, 2018 at Canad Inns Polo Park.

What is the Directions Conference?

The Directions Conference connects Red River College students in Business and Applied Arts with industry professionals in many areas of business. Keynote speakers, breakout informational sessions and the popular round table networking event combine into a rich and rewarding experience for both students and employers.

Check out the video:

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Drones in Education

November 30, 2017

Always at the forefront of emerging technologies in education, eTV is part of the PIF research team exploring the application of drones in education. This week eTV and research partners Eva Brown and Daryl McRae presented their initial findings, explaining how drones are becoming part of the educational landscape, and provided information, resources, and ideas for instructors and programs to provide opportunities for students to experience drones.

The team members have been researching feasibility, interest, regulations and legalities — while also becoming certified drone pilots themselves — to assist in the development of drone-based curriculum at the College. Brown says the RRC project team based its research on the New Media Consortium Horizon Report (Higher Education Edition), which forecasts the emerging technologies that will be integrated into learning within the three years. According to the 2017 report, drones are a technology that should be on the radar of educators across the world.

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MTSPD Day

October 24, 2017

Last Friday, CTV and City TV dropped by our studio to cover the Manitoba Teachers’ Society’s professional development day. eTV and Teacher Education instructor Eva Brown hosted a lecture on emerging technologies in education, specifically in regards to drones, virtual reality and interactivity and games in education. This professional development day offered teachers the opportunity to experiment with these emerging technologies.

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