Case Academy for Students and Coaches

Case Academy is a curated group of tools and resources to help students learn how to analyze case studies and train for business case competitions.

I began by consulting a number of my former case competition students to find out what types of training content they found most beneficial. We brainstormed different categories for content. I also ran a keyword analysis on Google Adwords around related phrases to see what was being searched the most. Continue reading “Case Academy for Students and Coaches”

Recording about records

OERs about records using  (archival) records

The purpose of this podcast is to teach records creators in SFU departments how to read the retention schedules of the university, which are multi-part policy documents called “RRSDAs“.


The podcast is offered in a long version for new employees who have never seen an RRSDA. The podcast is structured into the 6 parts of the policy document, which is displayed alongside the audio so that listeners can visually follow along.

There is also a shorter version for frequent users who just need to a refresher. People tend to only use RRSDAs once or twice a year, and sometimes they just need a reminder of the basics.

Throughout the podcast, I give examples of how to apply RRSDAs to digital records, as well as analog ones.

The podcast uses SFU’s own archival records to provide the music and sound snippets, including the convocation music from 1969 and early radio marketing messages encouraging students to come to SFU. Early audio like this is permanently preserved in the archives, thanks to the departments who created it and used RRSDAs to transfer it to the archives.


Copyrighting it RIGHT on Video!

TLC Centre – Burnaby, BC. Recently the TLC’s Ed Media Media Designer Shantala Sing and Visual Designer Adam O. Thomas were contacted by SFU Copyright Specialist, Jennifer Zerkee and asked if they could support her in the creation of a series of tutorial videos on copyright policy at Simon Fraser University. After some initial discussions, Jennifer jumped into the project and prepared storyboards that helped organize her thoughts and the flow of the first video. The Ed Media team then made some technical recommendations and suggested Jennifer use Camtasia ( a screen-capture program ) as a means of building the video. To be fair, there was a fairly steep learning curve involved here as Jennifer created the video by incorporating slides from a static Power Point presentation and a voice recording she made in her office, but the result is pretty great.

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