of Health, Education and Human Development uses Sonic Foundry’s personal video capture
tool to encourage user-generated content
among faculty, students
MADISON, Wis. — January 13, 2014 — 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
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.
“I really enjoy flipping my class
because discussions are richer, and it’s more engaging for students. I think
there was a little bit of mixed reaction at first, but students enjoy the class
a lot more because it’s more interactive,” said Robert Brookover, lecturer and coordinator of undergraduate programs and outreach in the
department. “We have a studio set up in the college where we can record
Mediasite presentations. The next goal is to use My Mediasite so that we can
record lectures right at our desks versus going to another building.”
In addition to flipped
instruction, faculty are using Mediasite to:
learning. Students spend a portion of the class online
and another face-to-face. My Mediasite allows faculty to easily create video presentations
for the online portion and embed it in Blackboard, the campus learning
management system, for students to watch.
missed lectures. When faculty know they will be
out of office, they pre-record their lectures for students to watch outside of
class, so they don’t miss out on any lectures and fall behind.
professional portfolios. The college partners with the Student
Affairs masters degree program, allowing students to record philosophy
statements for their required e-Portfolios.
“Mediasite has tremendous
potential. It’s revolutionizing how we can manage and distribute information to
people on campus and at a distance. Mediasite video is enhanci