Tegrity Records 325,000 Hours of Lectures

Ed tech developer Tegrity reported this week that usage of its Campus 2.0 classroom capture system hit record levels last year, including, among other things, capturing 325,000 hours of faculty lectures on Tegrity servers in a 12-month period.

The company also reported that "students logged 2.5 million student class reviews, accumulating 1 million hours of study time using Tegrity Campus 2.0."

Tegrity Campus 2.0 provides, among other things, the ability to capture, search, and retrieve classroom lectures; online, podcast, and cell phone delivery of content; digital note-taking capabilities; and various reporting functions. The system automatically captures, stores, and indexes classes for replay.

One university using Campus 2.0 is Coppin State University in Baltimore, MD, which deployed the system in 2005.

"We have seen tremendous growth in usage on our campus since first introducing Tegrity in 2005," said Ahmed El-Haggan, vice president of IT and CIO at Coppin. "Our faculty and students quickly realized the benefits of round-the-clock access to classroom lectures, and adoption has been far broader and faster than we ever anticipated among faculty and students, whose word-of-mouth discussions about Tegrity have been instrumental in our campus's adoption."

Tegrity President and CEO Isaac Segal added that in terms of student usage, the typical session involves about "15 highly fragmented minutes" spent reviewing classes, focusing on what they need to know, rather than reviewing an entire session from start to finish.

Further information about Coppin's use of Campus 2.0 can be found here.

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