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Innovative Uses of Education Technology – Where Video Fits In

Today we’re excited to announce that Panopto has recently been named a finalist for the Education Investor Awards 2014 in the category ‘Suppliers: Uses of Educational Technology’. Now in their fourth year, the Awards aim to promote excellence and recognise innovation in the UK education sector. Each category is designed to celebrate organisations and individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to the sector during the 2013-14 academic year. As such, we’re delighted to reach the final shortlist.

The process of entering the awards certainly gave the team in our London offices a great chance to reflect on the work we’ve been doing with our client universities, colleges, and schools, to help them integrate video into their approaches to teaching and learning.

We are constantly finding that once institutions start using our video platform – often for lecture recording in the first instance – they quickly find ever more inventive ways to use our solution. While lecture capture will always be a large part of what we do, our video platform is now being used at an increasing number of institutions to flip the classroom, enable students to submit their own video assignments and live webcast seminars or university events. As a company that prides itself on its ability to continually innovate and push boundaries, it’s great to see this reflected in our customers’ uses of the solution too.

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know that many of these innovative user stories have found their way onto the site in the form of guest blog posts or case studies. For instance, the giant leaps made in scaling lecture capture across an entire campus were explored by staff from Newcastle University in this post about the process of making all their lectures available on-demand for students. The University of Northampton discussed the rise of mobile video in this post, which details their use of the Panopto iPad app at their School of Health to film paramedic students in simulated emergency scenarios. And at the University of Birmingham, one biologist’s ongoing experiments with the flipped classroom have been explored in this case study and on the blog.

These emergent forms of video usage to enhance student learning inspire us as we too develop and augment our solution so that we can continue to offer leading-edge technology to the education sector.

The winners of the Education Investor Awards 2014 will be announced on 13 November.

If you want to use video to enhance the student experience in a range of innovative ways you can start experimenting by requesting a free trial