Category: Best practices
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.
“There is a general consensus that Mediasite really is an effective way to share the information. They get a more engaged experience that helps them to better take in and retain the information.” ~ Scott MacGougan, Russell Investments
Scott is one of the longest users of our Mediasite webcasting platform, overseeing digital media production at this global firm in Seattle, Wash. He’s responsible for recording, editing and producing audio-video webcasts for both internal and external audiences.
“The Mediasite Desktop Recorder will be easier for us to maintain than other software-based options. The app is just so easy to use, I know even our most tech-challenged staff are going to quickly adopt it. And because it’s a web client, our user-generated content will automatically upload to our Mediasite EX management platform.” ~Brian Smith, IT Specialist, University of Florida
In case you missed it, this week we announced some pretty significant enhancements to our Mediasite EX video content management system with the 6.1 family of features.
How do voters in Wisconsin feel about presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney and U.S. Senate candidates Tammy Baldwin and Tommy Thompson? And how close could Tuesday’s election be?
The Future of Technology in Education (FOTE) conference in London, England always sells out fast to IT directors and managers, learning technologists, practitioners and anyone else interested in educational technology.
If you take away just one thing from the recent study on hybrid events from Sonic Foundry and Meeting Professionals International Foundation, make it this:
While 50% of planners surveyed said cannibalization is a top concern in their organization, 88% of planners who have done hybrid meetings say there’s been NO negative impact on onsite attendance. In fact, many say it even boosts onsite attendance. That’s HUGE!
“Content is what gets people through the door, engagement is what keeps them there and makes them come back for more.”
Those are wise words from Emilie Barta, hybrid event consultant and virtual event host, who was surveyed in a new hybrid research project, released this week by Meeting Professionals International Foundation and sponsored by Mediasite Events by Sonic Foundry.
This just in:
93% of planners who organized a hybrid event say it met or exceeded their objectives, and 70% of planners say hybrid meetings will be an important part of the events industry in the future.