Last week at EDUCAUSE, higher education IT professionals gathered to talk about today’s toughest technology issues facing campuses globally. Recurring themes included lingering budget cuts, accessibility, security, cloud computing, the need for more effective analytic tools and the importance of a shift in campus culture to embrace technology. Things we do vs. things we buy […]
Online learning leads to better student outcomes, active learning is gaining in importance, and textbook prices are too high. These are just a few of the trending topics in the Sonic Foundry-sponsored, Inside Higher Ed annual survey of faculty members and campus leaders. The 2015 Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology, conducted by […]
There was a time when it was embarrassing to admit you stocked up on enough snacks and Diet Coke to carry you through a full day of watching your favorite show. That time is over. Binge watching is the new normal according to research from Netflix, TiVo and even Mediasite customers who stream and archive […]
More than half of all faculty are using video to flip their classrooms, according to Center For Digital Education, and that number is growing. We’re celebrating flipping today, the second annual Flip Your Classroom Day, a global initiative launched by the Flipped Learning Network.
Thanks to technologies like My Mediasite, it’s the hot trend that’s quickly becoming a classic.
(Part of an ongoing series featuring Enterprise Video Award finalists)
Students and faculty at Florida State University don’t have to go far to have their voices heard all over the world. All they need to do is step into the GEOSET Studios where they can record presentations about their research, class projects, grant proposals, hobbies, experiments, music demos, etc. and share that video live or on-demand globally via Mediasite.
Mediasite advocate Gwen Noteborn from Maastricht University in the Netherlands gave a great presentation at FOTE 2013 (Future of Technology in Education) this fall in London. In it, she debunked myths related to using webcasts in education and discussed research and data she collected from real students and teachers.
First there was lecture capture. A time when professors could record their classrooms without changing the way they taught.
Then came flipped classrooms – the lecture-first, discussion-later response to an increasing demand by students for a more personalized education experience.
Now, for the first time, comes faculty insights into what it takes to deploy this technology-driven pedagogy, which is anything but teaching as usual.
CBS News Channel 5 KGWN-TV Cheyenne, Wyoming, did a neat story this week on Mediasite at the University of Wyoming, where lecture capture is known as Wyocast. They highlighted a student survey, the results of which I think our readers and Mediasite users will most enjoy:
77% of students used Wyocast to watch lectures to review for quizzes or exams