Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite Enterprise Video Platform, which it will be showing at ISE 2015, is at the heart of a state-of-the-art lecture capture system that has been successfully rolled out at the University of Leeds, UK.
The technology has been produced and overseen by Sonic Foundry. Mediasite Recorders capture and manage the audio and visual content in teaching rooms for students to watch live or on-demand within the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE). In addition, a desktop capture software tool, My Mediasite, gives faculty and students the ability to create and share presentations from desktops or mobile devices.
The system, one of the largest in Europe, gives students access to video and audio recordings of many of their lectures and other teaching activities, providing a flexible learning experience.
Students can now use the system to return to and review previous lectures that may have been on a particularly complex topic or to simply use it for revision purposes.
“The new technology gives students the chance to learn and study at their own pace and will let them revisit course content at any point in the year,” said Professor Neil Morris, director of digital learning at the University of Leeds. “This campus-wide deployment of new digital tools has been rolled out to ensure that students can access and benefit from the new system from the beginning of term.”
The University has invested more than £2 million to set up the new system which will record up to 50,000 hours of teaching activity every academic year. About 250 teaching spaces in the University have been equipped with the technology which was installed by Universal AV and AV2000.
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