Clemson University faculty use Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted leader for video content management and webcasting solutions, to flip their classrooms and expand their reach.
The university recently deployed My Mediasite in the College of Health, Education and Human Development — which includes the School of Nursing, School of Education, Department of Public Health Sciences and Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management — making it easier for faculty to pre-record lectures from their desktops. Students watch recorded lectures prior to class, leaving class time to be dedicated to more dynamic discussions and interactions. Because the tool is backed by Mediasite Enterprise Video Platform, the content is searchable, secure and managed in one place.
Using Mediasite has allowed for the expansion of key courses to meet student needs. For example, the Department of Public Health Sciences has received about 600-700 student applications every fall and only 50-70 are accepted due to limits in the number of seats available in introductory courses. Using video to flip the courses helps accommodate more students by offering added consistency and flexibility in course-content delivery while creating more time for learner-focused education.
“Mediasite has helped expand our education across campus. I’ve seen a 25-50 percent increase in the number of courses I can offer with this new methodology. Student satisfaction remains high as video lecture capture with Mediasite promotes an engaged learning experience and is meeting the interests of a new generation of learner,” said Ralph Welsh, a lecturer in the Department of Public Health Sciences. “I’ve tried multiple forms of video capture and Mediasite has been my favorite. It’s easy to use, interactive and it integrates well with the course management system we already have in place.”Since 2010, six faculty members from The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management have been flipping a required introductory course.