Demand for academic video from the “YouTube generation” of students is growing at an astronomical rate, and universities large and small are evaluating how best to harness the power of video to meet this new level of student expectations and broaden the reach of their institutions. Video is foundational to the cutting edge trends in higher education today, including personalized education, flipped instruction and MOOCs.
Do you have an academic video strategy?
We live in an era where video, live-streamed and recorded, is rapidly becoming our primary source for learning something new. Today, leading corporations and education institutions like yours have amazing opportunities to harness the power of video to advance their message, improve collaboration, expand business opportunities and educate the masses.
But technology advocates at your institutions face tons of challenges as they try to improve productivity and capture institutional knowledge in this video-enabled era.
On our campus we have a lot of different schools using Mediasite. And yet you realize, when you see this broad array of people using Mediasite at universities and businesses around the world, how many different applications there are for it, and just problems and solutions that I wouldn't have thought of. It's good to be able to learn from other people's experiences.
~Adam Williams, Instructional Operations Coordinator, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
The call for nominations for the 2013 RMIA is open once again. Members of the Mediasite user community are invited to nominate organizations that achieved measurable improvements in information accessibility, cost savings, efficiency and productivity through Mediasite. And winners will join the more than 140 people who have been recognized for the past nine years.
Need a good reason to apply? Here are 5:
The countdown is on to the seventh annual Mediasite User Conference, taking place April 28 – May 1 in Madison, Wisconsin. What separates this gathering from the rest is its aversion to cookie-cutter conferencing. Whether you’re an UNLEASH veteran or this is your first year, here are a few things you should know about what’s coming in 2013.
Thinking of using Mediasite to live stream your next event? Or are you a Mediasite rookie and just need a little 101 before you get started?
Our Event Services Program Director John Pollard has come to the rescue. He recorded this short four-minute video as an overview of the possibilities you have with the Mediasite Player.
Campus IT priorities are changing — or are they? Clearly campus IT leaders confront significant budget challenges and as well as the growing demand for additional IT resources and services: going mobile, maintaining IT security, supporting online instruction, migrating to cloud computing, enabling lecture capture, and also updating the institutional IT infrastructure.
You may have seen the Games+Learning+Society (GLS) group in the news recently for receiving over $1 million from the Gates Foundation to design games that focus on kindness instead of violence. Well, if that interested you, here’s your chance to learn more about GLS. You can hear from the group and many prominent speakers from around the country directly, because Sonic Foundry is the webcast provider for the GLS Conference 8.0 held next week June 13 to 15 in Madison.