As of June 2012, the university would move to a different lecture capture system. The students requested the ability to download. They wanted to be able to view the stream at double speed, have flexibility in viewing screens and they wanted a catalog of all their videos. Faculty wanted a system that was searchable, sharable and easy to learn. The only lecture capture system that fit the bill was of course Mediasite.
Before Mediasite we were struggling, and now we are soaring. We're very excited and very impressed by how easy it's been to transform the way we provide those services. It wasn't hard. I learned Mediasite very quickly and now I'm able as the CEO to capture, store and distribute communications.
It looks like a scene from ER. Nurses are steadfastly servicing seven hospital rooms, four exam rooms, three debriefing rooms and a home healthcare lab, equipped with 30 beds and medical charting stations. Patients are going through a range of health crises from convulsions to heart attacks, and machines beep and buzz as they monitor vital signs.
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.
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 The content – much of which was created on outdated devices and exists in all sorts of formats – needs to be preserved for up to 75 years and meet the National Archives and Records Administration standards.
We sought a way to digitally expand the classroom by allowing students to learn in their homes. We also wanted to reach out to ‘would be’ students who are work-at-home moms or individuals in the workforce who needed to learn at their leisure. It is an extremely useful product and Sonic Foundry’s tech support is among the best in terms of responsiveness and product knowledge.
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.
It’s been a year of change for Duke University’s School of Medicine. A new health facility with five floors of classrooms, learning labs, simulations and much more became the first new home for medical education on campus since Duke opened in 1930. A new curriculum allows students more time on wards, and the school implemented a new lecture capture system – Mediasite.
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.