February 12, 2009, [MD]
Last week, I attended the Connexions/OpenCourseWare Consortium conference at Rice University, and I gave a presentation on OpenCourseWare in China (see abstract). The presentation roughly touches on three different aspects: The translation and use of MIT OpenCourseWare in China, the Chinese Ministry of Education led OpenCourseWare project, and the research on OpenCourseWare in Chinese. This is my MA research topic, so expect to hear a lot more about the issue, but this was my first attempt at synthesizing some of my thoughts and findings, and present them publicly. I also showcase some of the Chinese OCW sites, and discuss a number of issues and questions.
I recorded this with Audacity on my laptop during my presentation, and was able to sync the slides with the audio on Slideshare. Note that there is a minimum delay between each slide, which leads to problems when I show a number of slides in rapid succession, there is a bit of a lag. That is corrected as soon as I start speaking longer, however, and shouldn't be a big problem.
When people asked me questions from the audience, it was not audible on my built-in microphone, so I dubbed over that with my own voice repeating the question - which also saves some time for the listener.
Any feedback or questions are very welcome! You can also download only the mp3 file.
StianStian Håklev February 12, 2009 Toronto, Canada comments powered by Disqus