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An evolution of Vscene in action - John Wilson

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The Jisc Vscene videoconferencing service will be evolving over the coming year with help from our new strategic partner, Ajenta. With this new partnership, there will be improved focus on enhancing the teaching and learning experience.

In this workshop you can discover how, through VScene, students learn through virtual classrooms, e-learning and MOOCS as well as enhanced interoperability with desktop applications and mobile devices.

Teaching and learning has been enhanced for a community of 1200 physicists, academics, research staff and postgraduate students, whilst significantly reducing their annual teaching and collaboration overheads. How? By effective use of VScene.

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An evolution of Vscene in action - John Wilson

  1. 1. John Wilson CEO, Ajenta
  2. 2. Snapshot 10,000+ Users 8,000+ Video systems registered 1,900 Organisations 60,000+ Conferences per year 20,000 Hours of recording per year
  3. 3. HD Resolution over 3G/4G Near Zero Latency Document Pinch & Zoom
  4. 4. 2017 Roadmap Launch of WebRTC  Chat Functionality  Mobile apps – iOS and Android Meeting Control for iPad and Android Tablet Skype for Business Interoperability ‘Vscene Room’ - 4K Software Room System Outlook Integration – dial-in scheduling
  5. 5. 2018 Roadmap Launch of Vscene 2.0 ‘Simple, Flexible & Interoperable’ Global whiteboard, polling, attendee management & breakout rooms Upload and storage of learning material & Integration with Moodle Greater broadcasting features (integration with CDNs) Competitive Pricing ‘Focus on the learning experience’
  6. 6. SUPA (Scottish Universities Physics Alliance) use Vscene to enhance teaching and learning and facilitate collaboration for 1,200 physicists from multiple campuses and universities.
  7. 7. Upgrade classrooms with HD video systems Very high resolution and framerate for immersive student experience Designed with focus on simplicity Support various input devices – visualisers and guest laptops Installation had to be completed at all sites out of semester.
  8. 8. Fully automated classroom booking in advance across 8 universities Students can join from any device in any location Full in-call moderation and Lecture Mode Webcasting for larger audience participation Recording of sessions for future use
  9. 9. Christian Killow SUPA (Scottish Universities Physics Alliance)
  10. 10. Created in 2004 to • Pool and enhance Scotland’s strongest physics research to develop international leadership • Provide a magnet for researchers and sponsors worldwide We now benefit from the combined strength of eight physics departments SUPA background
  11. 11. Pooling enables us to increase our individual and collective competitiveness SUPA has evolved to deliver many of its activities through the Graduate School SUPA numbers Total (T&R) Academic Staff 314 Total Research (R) Staff 434 Total Graduate Students 596 Collaborative Grant Income Cumulative £320 M Non Collaborative Grant Income Cumulative £163 M Number of Prestigious Fellows 117 Number of ERC grants 31 + Nobel Prize winner (Peter Higgs) 1 + Chief Scientific Advisor to Scottish Government 1 Data from October 2015
  12. 12. Not an ‘ordinary’ Graduate School: >600 students Training at the highest international level in physics as well as the broader skills needed to establish its graduates in a successful career PhD students undertake a minimum of 40 hours of physics studies and 20 hours of core skills training during the first two years of their studies • Video-conferenced lectures • Labs • Residential sessions The SUPA Graduate School
  13. 13. The SUPA Graduate School Annual PhD Graduations 2008-09 to 2012-13
  14. 14. Using Vscene
  15. 15. GS components SUPA Prize Studentships Advanced physics courses delivered via VC “My.SUPA” web portal Induction, careers and outreach events Research seminars and colloquia Distinguished Visitor programme Exchanges Industry placements SUPA “Annual Gathering” including an exhibition Integration with SUSSP summer schools
  16. 16. GS components SUPA Prize Studentships Advanced physics courses delivered via VC “My.SUPA” web portal Induction, careers and outreach events Research seminars and colloquia Distinguished Visitor programme Exchanges Industry placements SUPA “Annual Gathering” including an exhibition Integration with SUSSP summer schools
  17. 17. GS components SUPA Prize Studentships Advanced physics courses delivered via VC “My.SUPA” web portal Induction, careers and outreach events Research seminars and colloquia Distinguished Visitor programme Exchanges Industry placements SUPA “Annual Gathering” including an exhibition Integration with SUSSP summer schools
  18. 18. GS components SUPA Prize Studentships Advanced physics courses delivered via VC “My.SUPA” web portal Induction, careers and outreach events Research seminars and colloquia Distinguished Visitor programme Exchanges Industry placements SUPA “Annual Gathering” including an exhibition Integration with SUSSP summer schools
  19. 19. >50 courses >800 hours CDT facilitation Title
  20. 20. >50 courses >800 hours CDT facilitation Title
  21. 21. GS components SUPA Prize Studentships Advanced physics courses delivered via VC “My.SUPA” web portal Induction, careers and outreach events Research seminars and colloquia Distinguished Visitor programme Exchanges Industry placements SUPA “Annual Gathering” including an exhibition Integration with SUSSP summer schools
  22. 22. GS components SUPA Prize Studentships Advanced physics courses delivered via VC “My.SUPA” web portal Induction, careers and outreach events Research seminars and colloquia Distinguished Visitor programme Exchanges Industry placements SUPA “Annual Gathering” including an exhibition Integration with SUSSP summer schools Stephen Breslin, CEO of the Glasgow Science Centre, at a SUPA Public Engagement Network meeting
  23. 23. GS components SUPA Prize Studentships Advanced physics courses delivered via VC “My.SUPA” web portal Induction, careers and outreach events Research seminars and colloquia Distinguished Visitor programme Exchanges Industry placements SUPA “Annual Gathering” including an exhibition Integration with SUSSP summer schools
  24. 24. GS components SUPA Prize Studentships Advanced physics courses delivered via VC “My.SUPA” web portal Induction, careers and outreach events Research seminars and colloquia Distinguished Visitor programme Exchanges Industry placements SUPA “Annual Gathering” including an exhibition Integration with SUSSP summer schools
  25. 25. GS components SUPA Prize Studentships Advanced physics courses delivered via VC “My.SUPA” web portal Induction, careers and outreach events Research seminars and colloquia Distinguished Visitor programme Exchanges Industry placements SUPA “Annual Gathering” including an exhibition Integration with SUSSP summer schools
  26. 26. GS components SUPA Prize Studentships Advanced physics courses delivered via VC “My.SUPA” web portal Induction, careers and outreach events Research seminars and colloquia Distinguished Visitor programme Exchanges Industry placements SUPA “Annual Gathering” including an exhibition Integration with SUSSP summer schools
  27. 27. GS components SUPA Prize Studentships Advanced physics courses delivered via VC “My.SUPA” web portal Induction, careers and outreach events Research seminars and colloquia Distinguished Visitor programme Exchanges Industry placements SUPA “Annual Gathering” including an exhibition Integration with SUSSP summer schools
  28. 28. Challenges
  29. 29. Text Distributed locations 3 2 1 1 1
  30. 30. Scheduling
  31. 31. Room variations
  32. 32. Modernising standards - Display choices
  33. 33. Pedagogical preferences
  34. 34. Including purchases from eight separate institutions with their own procedures Time pressure
  35. 35. Result of upgrade
  36. 36. Provide as close to ‘gold standard’ of face-to-face RTC as possible Lecturer only has to: • Plug in laptop (optional) • Share content • Use physical buttons to select content input and audience/lecturer camera -- everything else is automatic All rooms have local PC, laptop or visualiser content options Fixed room systems have the advantage of set-and-forget implementation – reducing user interaction Upgraded VC rooms
  37. 37. Outreach Teacher engagement Research meetings Industry interactions Parallel course provision (outwith rooms) Summer School recording Webinars Plans to increase Vscene use
  38. 38. Ajenta has upgraded the hardware in eight SUPA VC rooms, optimised for Vscene • HD video • Fast content channel transfer • Complex scheduling • HD recording • Remote attendance • Parallel course delivery The SUPA Graduate School uses Vscene heavily … and has plans to increase usage Summary Vscene is central to almost everything that SUPA does

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