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Garden City Collegiate visits eTV

October 18, 2016

On Oct. 12, students from Garden City Collegiate visited eTV for some hands on experience with Oculus Rift and VR technologies. There was a lot of buzz and excitement in the room about these new technologies that offer highly immersive learning experiences for students. Paul Vogt, RRC President and CEO, was on hand to welcome the students to RRC and to witness their enthusiasm for these innovations that will soon become standard practice in many classrooms. The event hosted by Teacher Education was also an opportunity for pre-service teachers at the college to experience authentic, inquiry based teaching.

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SECD

September 26, 2016

“A baby on a mother’s back does not know the way is long.” – African proverb

In Mozambique many mothers wrap and carry their babies with them while they go about their day. Apart from being safe and comfortable, the closeness of a wrapped baby to its mother supports attachment and stimulates learning. Below is a clip of how babies are wrapped in Mozambique, the piece was shot and edited by eTV/Learning Technologies on a recent trip to Africa in support of the Science of ECD multimedia resource

RRC Program Area Promotional Videos

September 9, 2016

Over the last year eTV has been working with Marketing to produce a series of RRC Program Area promotional videos. Each video individually highlights and introduces one of the twelve program areas in the college, and is featured on that area’s microsite. Five areas have been completed so far: Indigenous Education, Skilled Trades, Hospitality, Teacher Education, and Transportation Technology.

Check out the five completed videos below and stay tuned for the next production for Health Sciences.

WHMIS

August 26, 2016

Red River College is required by law to educate and train employees and students on the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), Canada’s hazard communication standard. As a result, a new WHMIS course has been developed and can be accessed by logging into LEARN. The course was created by RRC’s Environmental Health & Safety dept. and The Teaching Learning Technology Centre with some interactive activities courtesy of the British Columbia Institute of Technology – Learning and Teaching Centre, and a pictogram chart from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety /Government of Canada.

eTV is pleased to have contributed to this important initiative with highly engaging, panoramic materials that enhance the learning experience for students taking this course.

Click on the image below to see the WHMIS panoramas.

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You’ll find the complete WHMIS course on LEARN.

eTV Westman Lab Production

August 26, 2016

Recently eTV traveled out to Brandon, Manitoba with instructor Michele Sykes to capture and showcase the “behind the scenes” environment of Westman Lab. With video interviews, photos and 360 degree panoramas current and potential students of the Medical Laboratory Technologist program will have an opportunity to explore this professional environment from their desktops. Once complete this dynamic presentation will be hosted on RRC’s MLS page as a recruitment and information tool.

For more information about eTV, check out our About page.

eTV at LABCON 2016

June 21, 2016

eTV and Medical Laboratory Sciences were extremely proud to present the Microbiology Panorama to an audience of national delegates at LABCON 2016 in Charlottetown, PEI. LABCON is the annual national conference for medical laboratory professionals hosted by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science. Recognized in the closing ceremonies as a highlight of the conference, audience members were taken through the process of creating the interactive Panorama and the many components, its purpose in teaching and learning, and were given a chance to view it with Oculus and Google Cardboard technology.

“It was apparent to the national delegation that the eTV department has many talented individuals with skills and abilities related to new teaching technologies that can be used in the classroom. Dylan and I were able to showcase the project and gain national recognition for the forward thinking and pioneering efforts being created and implemented at RRC.”
   – Michele Sykes, MLS instructor, Panorama content creator, and co-presenter

Keep an eye on the blog for future eTV developments in collaboration with MLS.

Check out the Prezi presentation shown at the conference for a visual journey in creating the Microbiology Panorama.

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RRC Spring Convocation 2016

June 15, 2016

Congratulations to all Red River College spring 2016 graduates! eTV streamed this significant occasion live from the Centennial Concert Hall, making it available to hundreds of family and friends in Winnipeg and across the globe who could not attend in person. For those who were unable to attend the Convocation ceremonies on the 7th and 8th of June you may find them on our eTV YouTube channel in full 1080p HD.

Grad 2016

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Supporting SECD – Update

May 20, 2016

eTV has recently returned from Kenya and Mozambique with more spectacular footage of Early Child Development activities. Working with the School of Health Sciences and Community Services Research Department, the AKF (Aga Khan Foundation), and PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) eTV gathered video material that will be used to support the Science of ECD multimedia resource. The footage, which focuses on maternal and child health programs that integrate early child development messages, will also be used by PATH and AKF in their educational resources. This successful filming project is yet another example of how eTV, in partnership, has established a reputation of excellence in video and media production both locally and internationally. Below are some pictures of the trip with video to come soon.

Turbulent Sky

February 3, 2016

Manitoba Health’s Office of Disaster Management, in conjunction with the Public Health Agency of Canada (Regional) and the Regional Health Authorities of Manitoba, hosted a full-scale health exercise on September 18th, 2015. This year’s health exercise, entitled Turbulent Sky, focused on the on-site medical triage as well as the provision of psychosocial support to passengers involved in an air crash. Over 50 RRC nursing students also participated in this event. To experience the event please click on the graphic below to for an immersive, self- guided, 360° video experience created by eTV/Learning Technologies.

Note: this 360° video experience works best using the Chrome browser.

Turbulent Sky

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Paramedicine Scenario Simulator Panorama

January 5, 2016

In response to the growing need for engaging interaction and simulation, eTV has been developing media rich, ubiquitous mobile solutions for education. The Paramedicine Scenario Simulator Panorama (PSSPano) is a mobile, web accessible tool that will be beta tested by paramedicine students and instructors in 2016. The PSSPano will allow a student to refresh and practice their paramedics skills using a 360 panorama, gamified video, interactive graphic tools, access to resources and challenging quizzes.

Check out a preview of the PSSPano:

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