Courses that use video conference are considered face-to-face. For on-site students physically in classrooms, the university uses Mediasite for automated lecture capture. Students attend the traditional classroom, and the on-demand Mediasite recordings are available as a study tool in the university's Canvas learning management system.Students enrolled in WNMU's online program work on their own time, and faculty either record their lectures via Mediasite in their classrooms or from their desktops. Those lectures are immediately uploaded to Canvas and available for review on-demand. "Ever since professors started using Mediasite for lecture capture, they've reported increased improvement on student grades. The Mediasite analytics are important to faculty members, because they are able to see what students are watching and what portions of the video are most popular. They're able to tailor their teaching accordingly," Hanson said. "Mediasite Join has been very easy to implement and introduce to faculty, and there is a great demand for it. They don't even know they're using Mediasite in classrooms with recorders - they just click a button, and their class is recorded," she continued. "Using video during collaborative classes and meetings is extremely valuable, and students love it. At first, like any new technology, faculty worried they'd be replaced by the recordings. They quickly found that course quality improved with Mediasite, and students asked for the video recordings." "A recent Wainhouse Research report, State of Collaborative Education and eLearning 2017 - in which Sonic Foundry is recognized as a leader-- cites that the convergence of distance and online education, brick-and-mortar education and consumerization of educational technology is resulting in a great demand from both faculty and students for the use of collaborative classroom technology," said Gary Weis, CEO, Sonic Foundry. "Western New Mexico University is ahead of the curve, recognizing the importance of capturing and preserving the collaboration that occurs over video conferencing." Trusted by more than 1,500 colleges and universities, the Mediasite Video Platform quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and search of live and on-demand videos for campus events, lecture capture and flipped learning.
About Western New Mexico UniversityWestern New Mexico University has served the people of the state of New Mexico and its surrounding areas as a comprehensive, regional, rural, public coeducational university since 1893 and serves a student body diverse in age, culture, language and ethnic background.About Sonic Foundry®, Inc. Sonic Foundry is the trusted global leader for video capture, management and streaming solutions. Trusted by educational institutions, corporations and government entities, Mediasite Video Platform quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and search of live and on-demand streaming videos and rich media. Mediasite transforms communications, training, education and events for more than 4,300 customers in over 65 countries. Leading analyst research firms Aragon, Forrester, Wainhouse and Frost & Sullivan recognize Sonic Foundry as a leader in enterprise video, webcasting and lecture capture. © 2017 Sonic Foundry, Inc. Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of Sonic Foundry, Inc. or their respective owners. Attachments: A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8d17a3fc-5ffc-4bef-9789-71ae1fc14040
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