CARPINTERIA, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2012) -

Laurie Burruss, education consultant for, the award-winning online learning company

Will deliver a session titled, "Online Video: Learning Better, Learning Differently," during the Sloan Consortium's 5th Annual International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning.

The conference will take place from Wednesday, July 25 through Friday, July 27, 2012.

Burruss will present "Online Video: Learning Better, Learning Differently" on Thursday, July 26 at 3:30 p.m.

The Sloan Consortium's 5th Annual International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning
The Venetian Casino, Hotel & Resort
3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nev.

In the last three decades, teachers have moved beyond the four walls of the classroom to the infinite possibilities of the Internet. With more than ten years' worth of online videos, training resources using rich media can be found everywhere: YouTube, Vimeo, Open Education Resources, lecture-capture inside an LMS and third party rich media libraries. Such resources have become fully integrated into the learning space and are now a matter of choice for the student.

During the "Online Video: Learning Better, Learning Differently" session, Laurie Burruss, education consultant for, will discuss the rapid adoption of this technology and how online video changes and enhances the way we learn. She will also describe the components that make an effective online video, such as structuring learning around meaning, presenting the big picture of the subject matter and supporting it with granular details and steps.

Attendees will return to their organizations with a greater understanding of the factors that affect our learning, including:

  • Audio and video best practices
  • Transcripts and closed captioning
  • Repetition and failure in privacy
  • Player and playback controls
  • Simplicity, choice, accessibility and usability
  • User-centered experience design
  • The rewards of anywhere, anytime video learning
  • Personalization and customization

Laurie is currently a professor at Pasadena City College and a consultant in Education at where she serves and supports academic initiatives, academic support and solutions, and evangelizes all things education in higher ed. Prior to starting at, in July 2009, she served for 16 years as both a professor in Interaction Design as well as the director of the Pasadena City College Digital Media -- serving the state of California as a regional resource for collaboration between education, industry, and the community. Her passion is digital storytelling.

The Sloan Consortium's 5th Annual International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning is designed to provide the latest information on emerging technology applications for online learning professionals of all experience levels and work sectors. Attendees who wish to learn how to use online video as a tool for extending teaching methodologies and engaging the learner are encouraged to attend this session. Registration and additional details can be accessed at:

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