Southern Cross University is a small regional school in Australia with a large distance education program. It needed a way to make its courses accessible to populations in remote areas and to students with disabilities.

Through a major audiovisual expansion project, the university increased the number of Mediasite Recorders on campus from 12 to 36, making it possible to record every single lecture. Regardless of if students are on campus or not, they have access to every lecture and can download them anytime, anywhere.

“Engaging students is incredibly important, particularly in a very competitive tertiary sector in Australia,” said Tim Lane, manager of client services and security, Southern Cross University. “We don’t want to have a loss of students. We want to attract, engage and retain students, and Mediasite has helped us bridge this gap by providing the lectures to them, either as downloadable lectures or streaming.”

Not only has Mediasite solved the university’s distance learning problem, but it’s also changed the way faculty teach.

They’re producing videos to address a range of popular topics and are using Mediasite’s powerful analytics to keep track of student viewing habits.

“Lecturers are now teaching classes in a way designed to edit lectures in Mediasite down to small five to 10 minute segments to maintain students’ attention span. Students simply love this way of teaching,” Lane said.

Southern Cross University is an Enterprise Video Award finalist in the Outcomes category. Watch its nomination video to learn more innovative ways the university is using Mediasite.

This is part of a continuing series about our 2015 Enterprise Video Award finalists. The award program recognizes Mediasite users for revolutionizing video in their organizations. Winners will be announced during Unleash 2015, our Mediasite User Conference April 27-29 in Madison, Wis.