The University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the U.S. Its Perelman School of Medicine consistently ranks among the top five in US News and World Report’s rankings of research-oriented medical schools.
The state-of-the-art Henry Jordan Medical Education Center within the School of Medicine opened in 2014 and is among the first medical education spaces in the nation to be integrated into an active clinical and research facility. With this prestigious standing, the center needed to record lectures, clinical grand rounds, research symposiums and faculty and staff trainings easily and reliably.
The School of Medicine has used Mediasite for nearly a decade and expanded its use of Mediasite to the new facility. The center can record multiple Mediasite presentations simultaneously using Mediasite from one of three control centers on the medical school’s campus.
The school captures all lectures for medical students live via Mediasite and posts them in its Canvas learning management system for students to review on-demand.
“Mediasite’s reliability and ease of use allows us to run extensive recordings in several classrooms at once with minimal staff,” said Eric Capozzoli, project manager at the Perelman School of Medicine.
As of April 2016, the school has recorded more than 9,200 presentations – nearly 9,000 hours of content – that have been viewed over 1.1 million times.
“The main reason we chose Mediasite was its ability to record back-to-back lectures. We can’t wait 2 to 4 minutes for a video to finish processing before we start another recording,” said Ray Rollins, classroom technology manager at the Perelman School of Medicine. “We chose Mediasite because we can stop a recording and start another within 60 seconds. Mediasite is easy, fast and convenient. We get comprehensive capture and video management all in one platform.”
The Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics within the School of Medicine also added Mediasite to its conference room spaces to capture lectures and broadcast its annual international symposium.