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Video: Education on Demand

by Rhea Kelly

Campus Technology

Article excerpt

Florida International U College of Business Sees Explosive Growth in Video

FIU’s undergraduate and graduate business programs now offer a synchronous online experience that allows distance students to attend class with their on-campus peers. Online students “participate in discussions, ask questions and answer polls via Mediasite, and all students can access on-demand content for review via Blackboard learning management system,” according to a press release.

Our take

Video: It’s Not New, But It May Offer New Opportunities

Video is not a new technology, but it can be used in new ways to engage with students in synchronous and asynchronous settings as this article illustrates. The use of video to capture lecture material and make it available to students to access anywhere, at any time, can help to boost opportunities in distance learning as well as to allow on-demand review of material. How might your school incorporate video to achieve efficiencies, broader reach and better outcomes?

In just a few years Florida International University’s College of Business has captured more than 5000 hours of content to add a personal touch to online learning, and to augment in-class instruction. Chances are your classrooms are already video-enabled. With a minimal amount of investment in terms of both time and money your instructors may be able to engage with a broader range of students, and provide access to instructional materials for those who may need refreshers.

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