Mediasite is an instructional capture solution that can be used in several different ways. One version is via a classroom device that would receive a video signal and audio signal from built in video cameras, the projector, and microphones within the classroom. Mediasite can then automatically (or via a simple push button) record the instructional session. The content is then processed online and the instructor then places a link or embed code wherever he/she wants the video displayed.
Another option with Mediasite is the use of desktop recorder software. This allows instructors to capture their computer's screen, webcam and microphone in their own office, at home, or anywhere with their laptop.
A powerful feature of Mediasite is that it offers instructors detailed analytics about students and their viewing habits. Instructors can see when their students watched the videos and how long they were watched for. This offers excellent information to see students use of the videos as well as issues or problems with content if students are observed re-watching certain portions or videos.
Uses of Mediasite include:
- Flipping the classroom
- Video delivery to online learners
- Student review of past lectures before an exam
- Use by exchange students who have English as a second language
- Use by students with learning challenges
- Use by instructors with various ideas on manipulating their pedagogical approaches
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