Lecture Capture

Florida International U College of Business Sees Explosive Growth in Video

Over the past few years, faculty at Florida International University's College of Business have created more than 2,500 videos, amounting to 5,000-plus hours of content, using lecture capture technology from Sonic Foundry.

The college implemented Mediasite to help reach more students with both real-time streaming and on-demand access to lecture content. The deployment includes Mediasite's MultiView Recorders, which record and stream up to four HD content sources simultaneously, and My Mediasite Desktop Recorder, which allows students and faculty to create demos, video training, online office hours, flipped classes, lectures and assignments from a personal computer.

FIU's undergraduate and graduate business programs now offer a synchronous online experience that allows distance students to attend class with their on-campus peers. Online students "participate in discussions, ask questions and answer polls via Mediasite, and all students can access on-demand content for review via Blackboard learning management system," according to a press release.

"Mediasite lecture capture adds warmth to the online environment. You're able to see your professor interact with students and hear your peers in class communicate. You feel like you're there in the classroom," said Henry Dominguez, system administrator at FIU, in a statement. He added that video creation has continued to grow: "This semester alone has seen our weekly live and recorded sessions more than double. With Mediasite, students don't have to worry about taking notes. Everything is captured and available on-demand for review, and Mediasite's search lets students pinpoint exact areas of interest."

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About the author: Rhea Kelly is executive editor for Campus Technology. She can be reached at rkelly@1105media.com.

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