Class of 1.1 Graduation Requirements
Hello Fellow Interns,
This is still a first draft and none of this is etched in concrete. Thought I'd go ahead and publish it though to start getting everyone's feedback.
Thoughts? Questions? Suggestions?
In order to complete the 'Basic Program' at The Webcast Academy, interns will need to
- produce 3 live interactive webcasts and publish them to their Webcast Academy blog
- successfully participate in a Finals Week Webcast Relay
- complete a 'Webcaster's Report' detailing the methods used, obstacles faced, and solutions found.
Webcast Production includes
a) successfully streaming the audio (without any coaching or assistance),
b) hosting or co-hosting at least a 30 minute show, and
c) recording all of the show's audio and editing it to a 'listenable' quality
a) posting show notes that include links to sites mentioned, an overview of topics discussed, and chat logs (graphics are not required, but encouraged in moderation)
b) including a download link and flash player listening option for the audio
The Finals Week Relays take place during the final week of the academy term (July 24~31). At least 3 interns must participate and take turns 'grabbing the stream' at least 3 times from each other. This is intended to measure the interns ability to handle high pressure, last minute, and/or unexpected webcasting situations.
The 'Webcaster's Report' is designed to help the the Academy build a database of information about the hardware, software, and troubleshooting involved in webcasting. Each intern will provide detailed information of their 'rig', methods, and obstacles encountered.
The deadline for all requirements is July 31, 2006. Upon review and approval by the 'Mentor Council', interns will receive a Webcast Academy Certificate of Webcasting Proficiency. As long their webcasting focus and approach are compatible with Worldbridges Values & Goals and they have completed a Worldbridges Webcasting Application, graduating interns will also receive a 'Worldbridges Webcasting License'. This license is a pre-requisite for becoming a webcast producer on any of Worldbridges channels or sites.
Upon completion of the Basic Program, interns are asked to server on the 'Council of Mentors' for at least one future Academy session (not necessarily the one immediately following theirs). They are also eligible to receive advanced certification from The Webcast Academy (details of which will be ironed out during future Academy meetings).
Applications for The Webcast Academy Class of 1.2 are due by July 16, 2006. The Opening Ceremony will be held July 23, 2006 in conjunction with The Class of 1.1.'s Finals Week Assembly.