What happens when you launch a technology initiative, including online learning, flipped classrooms and web content, at a long standing organization that’s been offering in-person training programs for 40 years? It could be a recipe for disaster but if done right, it can also open the doors to a world of opportunities.
We live in an era where video is being live-streamed, recorded and is rapidly becoming our primary source for learning something new. Leading corporations and education institutions have amazing opportunities to harness the power of video to advance their message, improve collaboration, expand business opportunities and educate the masses.
Before Mediasite we did all our education by traveling to certain venues around the state of Wisconsin, possibly the Midwest, anywhere from 20 to 50 people at a time. After Mediasite, we are able to reach thousands of people all over the world. It's so easy to use. I have no background in AV, video and I was the one who took it on in our organization, and it's been a breeze.
Sandia National Laboratories employs nearly 9,000 scientists, engineers, biologists and support staff, who work on projects related to the nation’s most challenging security issues. Over the years, they’ve amassed thousands of hours of video-based technical documentation, training and research. The content – much of which was created on outdated devices and exists in all sorts of formats – needs to be preserved for up to 75 years and meet the National Archives and Records Administration standards.
Sandia needs to keep content for up to 75 years and meet National Archives and Records Administration standards. Using Mediasite as a video content management platform is a big deal for us. We need to know where the information is and how to get it back. The user generated content capabilities in My Mediasite will give us the ability to be more flexible with video creation. My Mediasite will allow us to take in more content and make more content available.
Do you fear planning a hybrid event because you’re not sure how it fits into your event strategy, you don’t know if your venue has the infrastructure to support it, or your AV budget may not support it? Does the long list of considerations – technologies, session formats, building a hybrid strategy – have you suffering from decision fatigue? Do you wonder whether your attendees will even understand or want to participate in an event that incorporates technology? Don’t worry. It’s easier than you think to create a hybrid meeting with the right plan in place.
Just when you’ve got your AV plan nailed down for the boardrooms, meeting rooms and training rooms, there’s a new trend taking hold to supplement the work your employees do – a dramatic shift toward BYOD (bring your own device) and consumerization. While employees have been using personal devices in the office since the first calculator, they’ve never been as functional, collaborative, personal or ubiquitous as they are now. And workers have never been more tech-savvy.
With its user friendly interface and easy-to-use web functionality, Mediasite will continue to be our primary system for internal training, educating and spreading important health and safety innovations throughout our province-wide network.
We used Mediasite as a key communication tool during our H1N1 pandemic. Not only did we get a better communication tool and an archived communication tool that people could watch on demand, it saved us a whole lot of money and it got us better reaching audiences for this type of response.
The TBA already had a thriving webcasting program. During the Nashville floods we used Mediasite to produce three webcasts explaining rules and regulations that attorneys might need to pass on to their pro-bono clients. Our speakers covered timely info about filing for federal government aid and the home buyout program instituted by our local government. Our goal was to get the information out quickly and to as many people as possible, so these webcasts were offered free of charge.