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Our CEO Gary Weis has been busy discussing all things video in education and the enterprise. Within the last month, he’s been featured on two popular national radio shows, Stocks and Jocks and Money for Lunch.
Listen to what he has to say about education, video and Mediasite’s global expansion.
(Photo: A Tilburg University student watches a lecture via Mediasite by Sonic Foundry. Credit: Tilburg University)
A new method of instruction is heating up classrooms thanks to the availability of creation and capture tools at the fingertips of faculty and students. Many traditional lecturing professors started experimenting with a technology-driven pedagogy that we’ve all heard a lot about by now — flipped classrooms.
This week scientists set the hands of the iconic Doomsday Clock at five minutes to midnight, unchanged from its position last year.
The Clock was introduced in 1947 by the Bulletin of Atomic Sciences at the University of Chicago. Scientists, including several who worked on the Manhattan Project, wanted to provide a visual representation of how close they believed we were to global disaster. Back then it was set at 7 minutes to midnight.
Photo: Ralph Welsh, professor at Clemson University, uses flipped instruction to reach more students and create more personalized learning experiences. See what he has to say below.
Enterprises and classrooms pushed rich video to the forefront of their tech plans last year, and Mediasite was at the center of it all.
First there was lecture capture. A time when professors could record their classrooms without changing the way they taught.
Then came flipped classrooms – the lecture-first, discussion-later response to an increasing demand by students for a more personalized education experience.
Now, for the first time, comes faculty insights into what it takes to deploy this technology-driven pedagogy, which is anything but teaching as usual.
We’re excited to announce that Streaming Media Magazine editors recognize Sonic Foundry as one of the most important companies in online video.
Today the magazine unveiled its ‘Streaming Media 100,’ the third annual list that names the 100 companies that have the greatest impact on the streaming media industry. We are honored to have been included on this list all three years.
"Mediasite has proven to be the best capture system there is, as it increases teaching and communication quality. Students can review any lecture on-demand; watching a live lecture still feels personal because they are able to ask questions, participate in polls, and see and hear the lecturer and supporting teaching materials."
~Thorleif Hallen, senior advisor at UNINETT, as quoted in AV Technology Magazine
By now you may have heard about Bob van den Brand, an adjunct associated professor from Tilburg School of Economics and Management in the Netherlands. He’s using Mediasite in creative ways to get through to his tech-minded students in short 10-minute lectures.
Bob’s been recognized countless times for his fantastic lecture capture program, iSTAR Learning Project, which has dramatically increased the pass rates and satisfaction ratings among the second-year accounting students.