Arizona State University, Tempe Arizona, USA
Arizona State University (ASU) is perhaps one of the earliest adopters of distance learning — in 1959 it offered classes on TV. Now, with more than 165 online engineering courses, university experts searched for video capture and management that would best meet their needs.
As veterans in the distance learning space, ASU knew its requirements:
- No costly, time-consuming post-production efforts
- Easily integrated into existing broadcast facilities
- High-quality video streams and graphics
- Easy for faculty to use
Implemented in 2003 within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Mediasite was initially used for graduate level engineering classes to support a growing portfolio of distance learning programs. Today, Mediasite is used to support online programs, professional development initiatives and internal communication needs. Faculty and staff quickly found it intuitive and easy.
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering has seen enormous growth in the adoption of online learning and distance learning, much of which can be attributed to Mediasite’s ease of use.
“We’ve been producing a lot of content since day one, and the scalability and reliability of Mediasite has been critical for that,” said Octavio Heredia, associate director for extended education at the Schools of Engineering. “The fact that Mediasite requires very little effort for our team to be able to capture, produce, package and deliver a lecture gives a small organization like ours a strategic advantage. But to me, Mediasite is more than a technology, it is a relationship, a partnership with Sonic Foundry to optimize this platform that creates exposure for ASU students all across the world.”