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Everywhere a Classroom

Recently Lynette Sorenson, Education Technologist at Northwest University, was auditing a class and happened to overhear a conversation between two students.

The first said, “Do you guys know how good our professor is?”

Her friend replied, “Yeah, sure.”

“No, I mean he’s really, really good,” the first continued. “I was watching the recording of our class yesterday and I was just so impressed!”

There was a moment’s pause. Then the friend asked her why she was watching the recording. “You were there,” she said.

“I was there,” the student said. “But the class is at 8 a.m. I was there—but I wasn’t really there.

A few years back, administrators at Northwest University, a private liberal arts college in Washington State’s Puget Sound region, began looking for a way to enhance the learning experience of Northwest students by reducing the stress associated with taking notes or missing class.

They concluded that a lecture capture solution — which would enable professors to record and share videos of their lectures online — would be the perfect fit.

Confident of the benefits of lecture capture, the Northwest University Information Services Oversight Team began searching for a solution that could be deployed easily and cost-effectively across Northwest’s campus.

After a competitive evaluation process, the team chose Panopto. Find out why—and the five new ways Northwest University uses video on campus today—in our newest case study. Download your copy today!

Published: March 05, 2014

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