McGraw-Hill Education has just acquired Tegrity, a privately held company that provides a product for lecture capture. Tegrity's Campus technology has been a part of Connect, the larger company's Web-based online learning assignment and assessment platform for colleges and universities, which was launched in fall 2009.
Nearly a third of college students reported that their parents or guardians would be "very upset" to know how little they actually attend classes in person. The reason: They're watching the courses through streaming video instead.
Following a multi-month evaluation of lecture capture applications, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges has licensed the use of Tegrity Campus for three years.
Years before most institutions of higher education would start paying attention to the "open content" concept, the University of South Florida's mechanical engineering department was already in the throes of setting up its own "come one, come all" approach to online information sharing.
At the InfoComm 2010 convention this week in Las Vegas, Sonic Foundry debuted updates to its Media site lecture capture system, including new recorder hardware and updated Mediasite software.
A major university in the small country of Qatar in the Middle East has begun recording course lectures using Echo360.
Two companies--one with clicker technology and the other with lecture capture software--are teaming up for the development of classroom technologies.
When a new building was planned for 102-year-old Montclair State University, it presented an opportunity to incorporate advanced audiovisual technologies to enrich and support student learning.
TechSmith has released Camtasia Relay 2, an update to the company's flagship lecture capture suite. The latest version adds speech to text capabilities for capturing and indexing audio in presentations.