Teaching A Class from 1,700 Miles Away: How Texas Tech Leverages Mediasite for Live Remote Instruction
Students in Dr. Farris’s Wind Energy class show up three times a week for his lecture at Texas Tech University. They see him and his digital white board, he sees them and can tell whether they’re engaged or yawning. Questions are asked and answered. Discussion is sparked. Nothing unusual about any of it, until you discover that while the students are on campus in Lubbock, the professor is 1,700 miles away in his home office in Oregon.
The IT department at the university was challenged to leverage existing classroom-capture technology to create an interactive, synchronous experience for this class – one that has become so successful that it’s soon to be duplicated and used in other applications. The secret? A Mediasite integration with Microsoft Lync, allowing the virtual classroom experience to seamlessly come to life.
Join Ian Wilkinson from Texas Tech as he gives you a step-by-step, reproducible guide for how it works in this live webinar. He’ll lay it out against the backdrop of the University’s complete video strategy, including how:
- Using Mediasite Enterprise Video Platform increases student engagement, reduces the pressure on other systems and keeps all video assets securely managed, regardless of where they were created
- Integration doesn’t stop with Lync. His department works closely with the administrators of BlackBoard on campus, as well as Ad Astra for room scheduling
- The university is using Mediasite for distance education, flipped instruction, dual enrollment, community outreach and staff training