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The untapped potential of academic video in Pakistan and the broader APAC region is extensive. Of the nearly 200 million people in Pakistan alone, 64 million of them are students attending nearly 200 universities and 3,800 affiliated colleges.
Leading the charge is Iqra University, a private school in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan with four additional campuses in other parts of the city and Islamabad. In October 2017, the university began its $3M digital learning project for state-of-the art smart classrooms – automated and integrated learning spaces complete with leading AV systems and Mediasite for lecture capture and video management.
Iqra University is the first in Pakistan to deploy an automated academic video program. All classes are streamed live to students online via Mediasite on any device and available for review on-demand in the university’s learning management system, Moodle. Plus, using Mediasite’s engaging quizzing and polling features, students can complete examinations online in real-time. The university is currently converting 100 classrooms into these smart rooms, quickly differentiating the school as an innovator that other schools want to copy.
Spacious lecture halls with their ascending rows of fixed seats were designed with a specific focal point in mind: the lecturer. But what happens when the focus turns more to the learner? Although the phrase active learning came into vogue in the 1980s, proponents of this educational approach stress that its roots are prehistoric. Young […]
Don’t miss our webinar at 1 p.m. Central on Aug. 23 with Michelle Reed of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C). She’ll share lessons learned in the college’s quest for a solid campus video strategy. Prior to moving to Mediasite, Tri-C faculty and students used five different video solutions to create and watch lectures and assignments, resulting […]
From 5 Competing Campus Video Solutions to One: Lessons Learned in Consolidating A Lecture Capture Program
What do you get when faculty and students use five different video solutions to create and watch lectures and assignments? Videos posted all over the place – YouTube, your LMS, personal websites, etc. – that’s what. Not to mention your wasted time and money trying to effectively manage all that content. Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) […]
Learning management systems have come a long way since their infancy in the late 90s. Today, the LMS of your college or university likely plays a major role in your day-to-day instructional strategies. And for many of you, the same can be said for the massive number of videos you’re creating. That’s why it only […]
In 2016, the media capture and storage system we used at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Fla., had reached maturity. Cooperation between faculty and IT staff had yielded a video system that benefited students and teachers, but it was time to take the next step. We wanted to expand the reach of our […]
This week, hundreds of European higher education leaders, teachers, trainers and digital resource creators will convene in Belgium for Media & Learning 2018: Video in Higher Education. Hosted by the Media & Learning Association and KU Leuven on 14 – 15 June, the conference will highlight the latest pedagogical and technical developments to integrate video […]
A decade ago, students started watching lectures on their smartphones. Fast forward to today and mobile devices are turning them, and everyone else on campus, into content producers. Universities are now leveraging student-owned devices as part of their campus video initiatives. Increasingly at institutions worldwide, labs, classrooms, closets, parks, cafeterias and common spaces are being […]
Video use in higher education shouldn’t be a one-way experience. It should be an interactive learning tool, one that can improve student retention, create powerful faculty-student interaction, and empower students to collaborate in ways that take learning in exciting new directions. At least that’s how we see it here. As a global leader for video […]
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