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Here’s the Rundown on Mediasite at Campus Technology 2017

July 24, 2017

If you attended Campus Technology 2017 last week in Chicago, Ill., we hope you had a chance to stop by our booth to find out what’s new with Mediasite.

If you missed us, this video will catch you up.

Also, check out some of the top tweets from the show in this Storify.

The show had a great lineup of speakers talking about current higher education issues, best practices, trends and thoughts about the future. Here’s a look at some of our favorite sessions.

1.  A New Era of Higher Ed: We Must Rethink How We Prepare Students for the Job Market – During his keynote – 2027: The Decade Ahead for Higher Education – at Campus Technology 2017 last week in Chicago, Ill., Jeffrey Selingo said we’re entering a new era of higher education.  He calls it the “collaboration era.”

“We’re at the beginning of massive change in higher education that’s going to be coming up over the next couple of years,” said Selingo, the author of There is Life After College, a professor of practice at Arizona State University and education columnist for The Washington Post. “You’re going to be facing many of the same pressures that these other industries faced over the last decade.”

Read this Medium post for more.

2. Video’s Effect on Student Learning – Two instructional designers from Colgate University presented five best practices for instructors to consider when creating academic video.

  • Keep it short. The three to five minute chunks are ideal. This really allows students to digest the material and rewind and pause and return to it later if necessary. This is also key for the instructors if they go in and edit. If they only have a five minute video it’s much easier for them to edit than if they have a 25 or a 55 minute video.
  • Plan out ahead of time. This is where partnering with an instructional designer is really important. If they have a clear learning goal in mind beforehand and plan out the lesson with the storyboarding process it makes it much better. We always do this with each faculty member before each recording session.

Check out the rest of her tips in our blog post at

3. Security Is A Tech Leader’s No. 1 Priority – About four years ago the Duke University School of Nursing dealt with a massive phishing attempt to get direct deposit information for faculty.

The attackers understood how the intranet looked and created a fake one, asking faculty to sign in. From there they stole account numbers. Of the roughly 500 faculty members at Duke Medicine, 10 clicked on it, and this was the most serious attack the school has had.

“What that told us as an executive team at the School of Nursing is security had to take a higher priority,” the school’s IT Director Glenn Setliff said during his session.

Read more about Setliff’s thoughts on why security is a tech leader’s primary responsibility at

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