Report: Faculty Buy-In for Technology, Retaining Qualified IT Staff Among Top Priorities for Campus CIOs in 2016
Campus CIOs and senior IT officers believe that digital technologies do (or will) have a significant impact on student learning and outcomes, according to the 2015 Campus Computing Survey, sponsored in part by Sonic Foundry. The Campus Computing Project is the largest continuing study of the role of computing, e-learning and IT in American higher […]
We’re honored to wrap up 2015 with the accolades of several notable industry analysts. This year, we’ve been named a leader in webcasting, video content management and lecture capture. Sonic Foundry is: A Leader in the Aragon Research Globe™ for Video Content Management, 2015: Aragon attributes our leadership position to strong customer support; robust video […]
What do you wish you had known as you grew your lecture-capture program from a single building to an entire department, campus or even system? Five years ago, as the University of Colorado at Boulder was planning a lecture capture pilot, Duncan McBogg took a deep-dive and documented everything they would need to consider. Later, […]
It was 15 years ago that I learned to look at video differently. Coming from the must-see TV generation, video was entertaining, sometimes informational, and ever-present. But it wasn’t until, as part of the streaming video group at Oracle, I met with ISLIP Media at Carnegie Mellon University that I realized video could also be […]
Sonic Foundry reports a substantial growth in its Mediasite Cloud video hosting and management service, with a nearly 600 percent rise in content viewing consumption and a more than 400 percent increase in the amount of storage its customers are using since 2013. Mediasite Cloud gives enterprise and higher education professionals the secure and private […]
What’s the No. 1 myth about hybrid meetings? Cannibalization of your face-to-face event. Back in 2012, the MPI’s hybrid meeting research found it was a top concern for 50 percent of event planners. Two years later, it’s still a common fear, but in fact, it couldn’t be further from the truth. Take Teradata’s recent 2014 […]
When UW-La Crosse saw the analog writing on the wall, it embarked on a multiyear project to transform tens of thousands of hours of video footage into searchable digital files.
In the process they’ve opened hundreds of boxes of film and VCR tapes, and one huge Pandora’s Box of tough questions about video, including: What is fair use? Do different rules apply if it’s for an online course vs. face-to-face? Where will we store it? How will we search it? Will it be secure? Can I still show the video I’ve been using for years? What about copyright?
(Photo: Beloit Mindset List authors Tom McBride and Ron Nief visited Sonic Foundry's studio to give a sneak peek at this year's Mindset List last week. They'll be back Sept. 3 for a live webinar.)
When the college class of 2018, born in 1996, arrives on campus in the coming days, their world view will be quite distinct from their professors. For example:
The data is in and the answer is yes. Yes, campus video consumption is growing unabated; yes, desktop and mobile video creation combined with room capture shows the most accelerated growth; and YES, universities are now seeking the best way to move the mountains of unmanaged campus video into secure environments.