The Academic Training (AT) video archive in CDS contains a wealth of knowledge that we could promote in youtube as part of CERN's mission around Education.
The plan, agreed with the CERN Academic Training Committee (ATC), CERN Communications experts and the IT/CDA management, is to make our corpus of recorded AT lectures more widely known via a dedicated CERNAcademicTraining YouTube channel. To prepare:
- Check other such sites on the web, e.g. NASA, Fermilab, Argonne, ESA, EPFL, UniGe, google, etc - also some sites of famous art institutions - and write down what we can learn from the best ones. Done, see result HERE.
- The ATC members and lecture series' sponsors to select 'best-of' past series in CDS, to use as pilot entries, classify them per discipline domain and equip them with keywords that will help web searched in the future. Done, as far as pilot entries is concerned. Keywords are still to come in. See result HERE.
- Propose content for a corporate wrapping of each lecture in youtube. Done. ATC and CERN Communications opted for the CERN logo clip as per other CERN youtube channels, instead of tailored AT - see example HERE. Original idea to ask the CERN communications team to make a few seconds' teaser to place at the entry of the future youtube channel is not exactly abandoned, but we shouldn't wait due to the wrapper. If done, it can be inspired by TEDx talks' introduction, where keywords are flying around in music to introduce the topic.
- Use an automated tool to wrap existing CDS video records in the 'corporate' wrapper. IT/CDA-IC recently made a tool for slides' inclusion but not for short video clips, as suggested in the point above.
- Prepare an (ffmpeg-based) script (in IT/CDA-IC) that will merge the channels (mostly show the slides, with periodical intersection of the lecturer's face) in order for the existing CDS records to be optimally displayed in youtube. This is being developed in summer 2018 according to this workflow.
- Make CDS video playlists per domain so they can be fed into youtube as such. This is not there yet, in CDS functionality but planned for the next release, later in 2017. Playlists can be made in youtube already now, of course. Ideas for playlists: All about netrinos, the Higgs, medical applications, statistics, Machine Learning, Supercomputing, Computer Security,... etc.
Project initiator/coordinator: Maria Dimou / Academic Training Committee chairperson and IT e-learning project leader.
Information on the collaborating unit within Geneva University:
Director: Mireille Bétrancourt
Professor: DanieK. Schneider
This activity is related to master programme MALTT http://tecfa.unige.ch/maltt