It’s easy to picture a traditional classroom – a lecturing professor with rows of students watching, listening and taking notes.
But that age-old model is turning a cartwheel in some of the best classrooms in academia. And chances are someone in your department is already flipping their classroom.
Students at San Antonio College in Texas are happier and more successful now that they’ve got their hands on lecture capture technology.
Four professors tested out Mediasite in their classrooms during a pilot program, and student response was unanimous. Students said:
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.
To us, Mediasite is a tool to actually engage your students, to have them sort their time in the way they want to. It's tailor made for them. Before Mediasite there were a lot of students missing a lot of material and we couldn't offer them the flexibility we can now.
There’s no question that the appetite for academic video is growing. The hours of content recorded, archived and viewed have exploded in the past year and it’s not expected to slow down anytime soon. Universities are placing a bigger emphasis on academic capture and management in their strategic roadmaps to boost student success and classroom efficiency. But how to find the most cost-effective approach that will allow them to scale their programs quickly?
The seed for a math MOOC at UW La Crosse was planted in 2007 long before the term became mainstream, when Professor Robert Hoar and his colleagues created a large collection of online learning modules and webcasts to help students enhance their math skills. They gathered data, tracked viewing habits and assessed student performance. What they found was that students showed marked improvement in their math skills over time.
Mediasite technology has greatly improved the pedagogy of online, hybrid, and even face-to-face classes. High-quality, user-friendly lecture capture means that students can tune in live or later to the actual teaching presence of our best professors. Face-to-face students can ‘attend’ when they’re sick without sharing the latest bug with the whole class, and everyone can review lectures and explanations before a test.
While Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) is the third largest school in the state, it covers more ground than any other university. The entire eastern part of the state, to be exact. In the dean’s quest to make education accessible to the region’s traditional, non-traditional and dual-enrollment students (high school students taking college courses), she had to think outside the traditional classroom experience.
South Africa values education and sees it as the most powerful weapon to change the world.
That’s easier said than done, though.
South Africa is ranked 132 out of 144 countries by the World Economic Forum. A lack of quality teachers and severe home conditions in rural areas has resulted in some South African provinces having 80% of schools classified as failing.