BERKELEY — As a growing number of worldwide learners log on, free of charge, to video and podcast lectures and events at the University of California, Berkeley, the campus is leading an international effort to build a communal Webcasting platform to more easily record and distribute its popular educational content.
The Idiap Research Institute and Klewel will be soon in respectively the managing and technical boards of the OpenCast Matterhorn project (conference call next week). Many universities are involved in this project including ETH Zurich with Olaf A. Schulte and IJS Slovenia with the PASCAL videolectures.net platform.
This week, Klewel is installing a full system at the Open University in the United Kingdom.
Thanks to a collaboration with Prof Jeffrey Johnson, the Open University bought a Klewel product. The objective is to capture courses in the department of Design, Development, Environment and Materials and more exactly on Complex Systems project.
One of the keynote speakers were Dr. Linda Yueh, Fellow in Economics, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, Visiting Professor, London Business School, Associate, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE giving a talk on “Global Economic Status and Outlook: The World Today and Tomorrow”.
Convention Centres are directly impacted by the state of the overall economy, which makes today’s global financial crisis of particular interest to centre managers. Dr. Yueh will address the underlying issues and recovery prospects for the economy, with particular reference to how recovery will likely unfold and which sectors will be impacted in ways that determine their meetings potential.
Below are some quick notes I took during the conference:
Klewel was invited to attend the AIPC 2009 conference as a business partner (co-sponsor) and an innovation award finalist in conjunction with the Montreux Convention Center (Switzerland). Below is a set of videos quickly captured during the conference.
Klewel’s poster in collaboration with the Montreux Convention Center:
The two winners were the Adelaide Convention center for their program on “Gold service, green attitude” and Darwin Convention center for its workforce development strategy: Read more…