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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.
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 […]
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 […]
Interested in MSX 2018, but want to know more? Check out this sneak peek of the engaging program you can expect to see along with numerous customer success stories and unlimited networking times. Join us at MSX in Madison, Wis. Oct. 15-16 for sessions such as: Enhancing Viewer Engagement Optimizing Your Viewer Experience Making Your […]