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  • UNITE Purpose
    • Mission
      • Provide Continuing Education Opportunities for Engineering and Science Professionals through Distance Education
    • Offerings
      • Graduate Masters Degree Programs and Courses
        • Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
      • Select undergraduate courses
      • Non-credit Seminars, Colloquia and Specials
  • UNITE Process
    • Courses originate from media-equipped classrooms
    • Lecture format classes taught on campus
    • WebVista interface
    • UNITE students may access lectures three ways
      • Live streaming video webcasts
      • Archived streaming video-on-demand webcasts
      • Downloadable podcasts
    • UNITE students follow University semester schedule
      • Homework/exams in sync with on-campus students
  • UNITE Courses: Streaming Video
    • Streaming Video Webcast
      • QuickTime
      • 640x480 resolution, 15 fps, 750 Kbps
      • 20-to-30 second delay to students for live streams
      • Archives available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
      • Online and telephone support for students
      • Demonstration video available: http://www.unite.umn.edu/streamingVideoPodcasts
  • UNITE Courses: Podcasts
    • Downloadable Podcast
      • MPEG-4
      • 640x480 resolution, 15 fps, 750 Kbps
      • Play on PCs, iPod, Playstation Portable
      • RSS subscription feeds
      • Online and telephone support for students
      • Available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
      • Demonstration podcast and RSS Feed available: http://www.unite.umn.edu/streamingVideoPodcasts/podcasts.html
  • UNITE Services
    • Self-Supporting Unit (fee-based services)
    • Podcast/Streaming Video Hosting on UNITE servers
      • Web page development, online support for guests/students
    • Podcast/Streaming Video Encoding
      • High- and low-bandwidth options (including progressive)
    • Streaming Live Events (single or repeating)
    • ITV Course Capture and Relay
    • Course capture from a non-UNITE classroom
    • Course capture using a UNITE classroom
      • Hands-free for instructors (UNITE supplies a director)
      • Cameras (instructor, students, overhead), microphones, tablet PC, A/V rack (DVD, CD, VHS), gigabit Ethernet connection, 52- and 42-inch plasma screens for in-room students
    • CD and DVD burning, duplication
    • For more information about UNITE:
      • www.unite.umn.edu
    • Inquires about UNITE Services:
      • UNITE Master Control
      • [email_address]
      • 612-624-6008
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