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Video is information and just like any other form of information, its ultimate usefulness depends on how well it can be accessed, searched and organized. That’s becoming especially apparent in higher education. As more and more colleges and universities around the world offer streaming and on-demand video options, the need for better ways to access […]
Twitter lit up this week with thoughts about the EDUCAUSE 2018 conference in Denver, Colo. The show tackled current higher education issues, best practices and trends and looked to what the future holds. Check out the hot topics people were talking about. Also, check out what we announced at the show here.
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.
Did you miss the UBTech conference earlier this summer in Las Vegas? Not to fear! We captured every keynote and breakout session for attendees via Mediasite, and now, all those videos are available to you. Keep checking back here on our blog in the coming days and weeks as we highlight some of our favorites. […]
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 […]
Let’s first state the obvious: a lot, and I mean a lot, goes into planning and executing an event. No one knows this better than you. But what about when the event is over? If you’ve put money and effort into capturing your event (or at least major portions of it), you now have a virtual […]
Students in the International Relations program at Duquesne University go on to work in places like government agencies, law firms and multinational corporations. Their instructors understand that they need to experience a variety of real-world situations to practice their problem-resolution skills and crisis management. What better way than through a Model UN simulation? Duquesne takes […]
Ten years ago might not seem like that long ago to some people. But think of it this way: In 2008 you were still going to video stores to rent movies. You weren’t watching TV online much. YouTube was only two years old. It was still two years before we met Siri. The first-generation iPhone […]