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Panopto Named EducationInvestor Awards Finalist — Again!

We are delighted to announce that Panopto has been named as a finalist for the EducationInvestor Awards 2015 in the category: ‘Suppliers: Uses of Educational Technology’. This is the second year in the row we have made the shortlist as a finalist for this category.

Now entering their sixth year, the EducationInvestor Awards celebrate innovation and excellence in the UK education market and will recognise the achievements of organisations that have made significant contributions to the sector in the 2014/2015 academic year. Awards2015FINALIST-01

The Awards serve as a way to reflect on the best of what has gone on during the academic year, and the past year has certainly seen some important developments at Panopto. In the UK, our video platform is in use at more education institutions than ever before – mostly universities, but also growing numbers of colleges and schools. Although lecture capture is still a major use case at most of the institutions we work with, a recent customer survey showed growth in many other forms of video for teaching and learning. While 93% of those surveyed said that they are using Panopto for lecture capture:

As regular readers of the blog will know, we’ve showcased examples of many of these uses of video in guest blog posts.

In a recent post by Dr Daniel Moore from the University of Birmingham and another provided by Rob Higson at the University of Derby, both discussed how and why they use Panopto to offer students recorded feedback on their work.

Dr Laura Ritchie at the University of Chichester contributed a guest blog post covering her use of Panopto to record student performances and facilitate a more collaborative approach in her classes.

And recent posts from Gemma Witton at the University of Wolverhampton, available here and here, showcased how integrating lecture capture technology in a laboratory setting can add value to the teaching and learning experience for both academics and students working at their new Science Centre.

As well as the growth we’ve seen in both the number of institutions using our system and the range of uses for the solution, the past academic year also saw the evolution and expansion of the product itself. The enhancements we’ve made all serve to better support the increasingly diverse use cases that are starting to emerge.

Whether it was by creating the industry’s first end-to-end HLS media pipeline and the first multi-stream HTML5 video platform or by offering the ability to live stream to iOS Devices, we’re constantly striving to ensure we can continue to offer the education sector a feature-rich video content management system which facilitates anytime-anywhere learning. Our recognition as a finalist in the EducationInvestor Awards 2015 helps spur us on to keep growing, developing and finding new ways to push the boundaries of video learning.

The winners of the EducationInvestor Awards 2015 will be announced on 11 November 2015.

If you want to use video to improve teaching and learning at your institution, you can take our free trial or request a demo from a member of our team.