Wowza Media Systems said 500 universities and colleges have adopted its Wowza Media Server to deliver live, on demand, and interactive content to students and faculty, much of it driven by greater demand for lecture capture.
There aren't too many corners of higher education that technology hasn't infiltrated. From admissions to financial aid to the classroom and everything in between, nearly all aspects of college are being handled in some way by the applications, hardware, and gadgets that help institutions work more efficiently.
It's an AV manager's dream: to design and install a system for an entirely new campus, without having to work around legacy equipment and with no constraints from antiquated technology infrastructures. Such was the case for Wally Hedman, operations manager at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, FL.
After a three-semester trial, Ivy Tech Community College - Northeast in Fort Wayne has officially adopted CourseCast from Panopto to record courses, including video, audio, and screen images such as PowerPoint slides.
Two Washington state universities--Washington State University (WSU) in Spokane and Northwest University in Kirkland--have gone public with deployments of lecture capture technology in preparation for a potential H1N1 flu pandemic. WSU Spokane has expanded use of Mediasite from Sonic Foundry, and Northwest has chosen CourseCast from Panopto.
Panopto this week released an update to CourseCast, the lecture capture system that's made available to academic institutions at no cost through a special program offered by the company.
Ed tech developer Tegrity has debuted a new system to allow colleges and universities to continue instruction online in the event of a campus closure.
Four universities--the University of Texas-Pan American, Columbus State University, and two University of Missouri campuses, Columbia and Kansas City--have gone public with their adoption of lecture capture software from Tegrity.
TechSmith has released Camtasia for Mac OS X, a screen capture and audio and video editing tool (not to be confused with the Camtasia Relay lecture capture system, which already works on Mac).
The Health Sciences Center at West Virginia University is deploying lecture capture technologies to serve students in its medical, nursing, pharmacy, and dentistry programs.