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WHERE ONLINE LEARNING IS AN INTERACTIVE CONVERSATIONDocument Transcript
TMIndiana University/Purdue University– Fort WayneWHERE ONLINE LEARNING IS ANINTERACTIVE CONVERSATIONIndiana University/Purdue University (IPFW) offers more than 200academic programs from its campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Traditionalface-to-face classes make up a majority of the courses, but onlineclasses are growing fast due to demand from more than 12,000 students.Currently, online courses make up 17 percent of the total courses duringthe regular school year and the number grows to 30 percent during thesummer semester.In an effort to stimulate learning in online classes, the university’sCenter for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) beganproviding streaming media technology to faculty. Although therewas strong demand from the staff, the technology proved hard to useand only supported one file format. “Students were having problemsaccessing the media from different devices and the professors wereasking for more in-depth capabilities,” said Samantha Birk, associate The integration was flawless.director for Instructional Technologies at CELT. Kaltura created a ‘right-sized’With faculty demand growing quickly, the university began an official solution to help faculty usesearch for a new, user-friendly solution that would support a wide the system within the school’svariety of file formats, integrate well with the Blackboard Learn™ current IT infrastructure.platform, and be easy to implement. Michael PhillipsAfter carefully reviewing several options, the university selected Media Services Technologist for InformationTechnology ServicesKaltura. Kaltura, a market-leading open source online video platform, CELT.allows faculty to easily create, edit and upload videos with a click ofa button. Once the videos are uploaded to the cloud-based platform, blackboard.com