OneButton Video Studio Opened at HSE
HSE has opened its own video studio named ‘OneButton’, launched as part of university’s active development of additional education and blended learning. The new studio helps lecturers to record content for local online courses on their own, without the help of cameramen and editors.
Evgenia Kulik, Director of eLearning Office, says, ‘This technology expands the possibilities for creating online inter-university courses and additional education programmes. The existing studios enable us to create MOOCs for Coursera and Open Education projects, but we’ve also had numerouss request from teachers to create courses for the inter-university study process. This is exactly what OneButton Studio is designed for.’
The studio will make video recording easier and more accessible. As soon as the Head of the relevant department or faculty has signed off on the creation of an online course, the lecturer can book the studio at the Office for Online Learning and get all the necessary instructions to record the videos, which can then be saved and used for an online course. For more instructions on how to access the studio, please visit the webpage (in Russian).
Several HSE lecturers have already used the studio to shoot their videos. Anna Novikova, Professor at the School of Media at the Faculty of Communication, Media and Design, shared her impressions of working at OneButton.
‘I like this technology because, first of all, it allows us to experiment easily, without bothering others – cameramen, managers, designers – and you can try out many different options. You can shoot a small piece, then view it, delete it, and shoot it again. Thus, at their leisure, teachers can choose the most suitable way of presenting the material. In the future it will also enable us to supplment the courses, without starting a time-consuming and expensive process involving the whole team.
First of all, I would recommend this technology to those who already have experience in video recording and don’t need to consult the cameraman on every problem. Having said that, it could also be a good choice for beginners who don’t have a lot of confidence when doing something for the first time. For me, it’s much easier to be one-on-one with the camera and the computer and to acquire new skills, than to do it in public with people giving you advice and encouragement. This, of course, depends not on the technology, but on the individual’s personality’, says Anna Novikova.
The regulations for using the studio can be found on the HSE website.
The studio is located at HSE on 21/4 Basmannaya Ulitsa, Building 1.