UNITE Purpose <ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide Continuing Education Opportunities for Engineering and Science...
UNITE Process <ul><li>Courses originate from media-equipped classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture format classes taught on ...
UNITE Courses: Streaming Video <ul><li>Streaming Video Webcast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>QuickTime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
UNITE Courses: Podcasts <ul><li>Downloadable Podcast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MPEG-4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>640x480 resol...
UNITE Services <ul><li>Self-Supporting Unit (fee-based services) </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast/Streaming Video Hosting on UNIT...
<ul><li>For more information about UNITE: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.unite.umn.edu </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inquires about UN...
 
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  • Distance Learning Center for the Institute of Technology at University of Minnesota
  • UNITE Purpose Mission Provide Continuing Education ...

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

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