While I acknowledge the value (and usually am responsible for) being able to publish archived recordings of webinars, I must admit the grand total of recorded webinars that I have gone back to watch is…
(drum roll, counters flipping)
Partly its laziness, but I never seem to carve the time to go back and watch webinar re-runs. I fully expect people to reply in comment form, and let me know they do, so I am not discounting the value.
I was more wondering what the viewings are on re-runs.
I took a peek at the stats on some of our recent Connect Webinars, and saw later view counts of between 2 and 12, roughly about 10% of the original audience sizes.
Actually that’s not bad; the archives extend your audience to 110% of those show who participated (or at least logged in) to the “live” show.
So maybe I am more curious as to how people use the re-runs? Going back to find the funny lines (“DY-N0-MITE!” for you Good Times fans) or to savor the whole play through (like me watching every M*A*S*H episode like 5 times).
Or maybe the TV metaphor falls short, since one can re-watch anything at anytime, and access (usually) any portion of the show?
I personally get a little more out of viewing keynotes recorded as video (like TED talks or I have the recent Lessig EDUCAUSE keynote cued up) since I can load them on my iPhone to watch on long plane rides.
The value of TED Talks is clearly the quality of content packaged into something less than an hour of my time spent viewing- it is much more condensed to the key elements.
To Re-run or Not is the question….