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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2/22 webinar: NY Law School Hosts Recorded Lectures in the Cloud

Lecture Capture Systems in the Cloud: Why New York Law School Outsourced Hosting for Campus-Wide Capture

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. (convert to your time zone)

Why would one of the nation's oldest independent law schools decide to host all their content - now more than 5,700 class recordings - outside their network? Because it was more cost-efficient, that's why.

But they didn't start out thinking that way. In fall 2009, New York Law School opened a new, state-of-the-art academic building in Manhattan's TriBeCa district. When it came online, the building was fully equipped for webcasting in every single classroom, from every day lectures to conferences to special events.

Originally the school planned to support up to 15,000 hours of captured presentations on an internal server. But after the positive response from students, faculty, executive and academic officers soon realized it could avoid major headaches by hosting with Sonic Foundry. After a thorough analysis, they found placing the Mediasite server back end in the cloud would save them time and money, let them scale faster without losing any features and avoid burdening their own network infrastructure.

Pining for that same kind of peace of mind? Then join us for a live webinar and Q&A with Mike DeMeo, Director of Academic Media Services at New York Law School. He believes it's a no-brainer to handle lecture capture more efficiently through outsourcing, and his presentation will include:
  • How to weigh the pros and cons of building an on-premises lecture capture infrastructure vs. hosting, particularly in terms of time, budget, hardware, staffing and scalability
  • Why it's important to look at not only how the lecture capture system records audio, video and presentation content, but also how it handles indexing and archiving
  • Tips for using reports to set policy and prove the advantages of lecture capture to provosts, deans, CTOs and other academic affairs executives
  • Factors to consider when deciding how long lecture capture content should be hosted
  • Ways to leverage features like automation in a hosted environment, from scheduling to aggregating content within Blackboard or other course management systems
Register now for this free live webinar