When I was in school at Northridge, I remember that we had classes in the
Library building which were in audio visual rooms so that video taped
lectures could be presented or Live lectures could be broadcast to different
While we try and create Powerpoint presentations (and I think your
expectation is unrealistic for all but a few small seminars) we should be
trying to create audio seminars that follow a seminar notes manual (since few
actually create calculations on screen and most manuals have the same slide
presentations as the video portion).
This might seem like a step backward, but it would bring the seminar into our
cars or offices or homes at a much more affordable price, much sooner in time
and can be implimented now.
We might also discuss this with college administrators to see if the resouces
on campus for creating video lectures can be offered to us.
Just a few thoughts.
In a message dated 6/9/99 10:19:01 AM Pacific Daylight Time, billw4(--nospam--at)sesol.com
As you know, we have discussed this a couple of times, SEAOSC or (SEAInt)
is working towards providing atleast SEAOSC seminars, both mini and macro
on the website. The mini seminars are the Practical Design and Detailing
series of 35 min presentations and the macro are the half or whole day
The purchase of the digital projector and the encouragement of the
presentors to use Powerpoint are the major step in this direction. I would
guess that within in a year or 18 months we could be providing seminar
presentation on the website. they would not be a tape of the presentor,
but the video of what was projected and the audio, and the inclusion of any
Williston "Bill" L. Warren, IV - S.E.
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