Some faculty at Aberystwyth University are using a new lecture capture tool to restructure how they use classroom time. The Welsh institution has deployed Panopto's CourseCast, which some lecturers on campus are using to pre-record lectures, which they then post to the Blackboard Learn course management system.
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TechSmith has released Camtasia Studio 7 and Camtasia for Mac 1.1, two software tools designed to let instructors create and edit presentations using screen capture technology.
What do you do when 500 applicants are competing for 60 seats in your nursing program? If you're Riverside Community College, you don't just turn those students away. You scramble your technology leaders and launch a distance learning program to help meet the demand.
When the University of Nevada, Reno built its new 295,000-square-foot Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center (MIKC), it wasn't just to replace an old library that was bursting at the seams with books. Rather, it was a conscious effort to make a break from the past and build a multi-purpose, multi-media facility incorporating technology from the ground up.
Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, WA has expanded its use of streaming media and lecture capture. With about 4,000 students, the college is one of the smallest in the state but covers one of the largest geographic areas, 4,500 square miles. Faced with budget restrictions in 2008, the staff reconsidered how it was doing videoconferencing for its distance learning program.
IN A 2008 SURVEY OF STUDENTS at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 82 percent of undergraduate respondents said they preferred courses with online lecture content, and 60 percent said they would even be willing to pay for lecture capture services.
North Carolina State University is deploying technology from HaiVision Network Video to stream its video.
For an institution with "limited resources," Michigan Technological University is making a significant investment in lecture capture for both online and classroom use. And faculty members have embraced the technology, which is supported through training, demonstrations, and an overall approach to implementation that's designed to make the experience seamless for them.
Brigham Young University in Utah is expected shortly to begin testing a new event capture system that bundles all necessary video, audio, and media server components into a single box.