Eric Coffman is the Manager of Application Development at West Virginia University’s Health Sciences Center. More than 500 faculty and administrators are using Camtasia Relay at the HSC, allowing students the ability to watch their lectures while on the go. TechSmith has actively strived to work with Eric to make their experience with Camtasia Relay the best it could possibly be.
EDUCAUSE 11 Presentation: Real World Camtasia Relay
Eric Coffman discusses how West Virginia University uses Camtasia Relay in the real world by integrating it with their custom learning management system. Learn how the decision to use Camtasia Relay was made, hear candid student reactions about the technology, and see actual usage statistics.
Watch this presentation at EDUCAUSE:
Wednesday: 12:00PM, 3:00PM
Thursday: 10:20AM, 1:20PM
An Interview with Eric
Question: Can you tell me more about your presentation for EDUCAUSE? Do you have any exciting surprises planned?
Answer: I am going to discuss how WVU has tightly integrated Camtasia Relay into our Learning Management System using a unique lecture format. I also will be presenting results of a comprehensive survey given to our first and second year medical school students on their real world usage of Camtasia Relay.
Question: How well did faculty adapt to using Camtasia Relay at WVU? Was there a lot of excitement? Nerves?
Answer: Our implementation was very student driven. We tried Camtasia Studio to record lectures in a few classes and the student response was so overwhelmingly positive that we had to explore a more automated way of processing these recordings. Thankfully this was right as Relay 1.0 was in beta and we were able to get in on it.
Question: What tips do you have for other IT service managers when it comes to helping professors and university faculty adopt lecture capture?
Answer:Consider the cost of implementation including licensing, storage, and ongoing support. Relay compares very favorably with other lecture capture systems because of the licensing model, modest storage requirements, and low support overhead.
Question: What are you most excited about learning and seeing at EDUCAUSE 2011?
Answer: I am very interested in enhancements in the mobile space. We have taken steps to make Relay recordings available for mobile devices but I am always interested in learning how we can improve.
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