11.A Next-Gen Personalized Learning Solution
According to Elsevier, a provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, its new personalized learning solution, “Sherpath,” is the first nursing educational platform to integrate content, assessment and simulations personalized to each program, course and student. Sherpath uses data, analytics and adaptive techniques to track students’ interactions with content, assessments and simulations while providing a learning path for each student. Sherpath allows faculty to customize the learning modules to their specific course outcomes, and programs will now have real-time learning analytics to monitor their program against accrediting body standards and student success towards licensure. “We understand that educators and academic institutions are struggling with incomplete, disparate technologies that address small pieces of the puzzle without offering a complete integrated solution, one that marries trusted educational content with the best that technology and analytics has to offer,” said John Danaher, President, Elsevier Education. “Sherpath accomplishes that. It’s been designed from the ground up to address today’s on-the-go learning environment where students are often overwhelmed and pressed for time and instructors are challenged to teach them effectively wherever and whenever students can learn.” Additionally, healthcare program directors can use Sherpath to monitor each program, course and campus at their organizations to ensure accreditation compliancy. Sherpath is currently piloted in 15 schools throughout the U.S. and will be available commercially in Summer 2016. For more information, visit Sherpath online here.
12.A Brand New Open Lecture Platform
Founded in 2003, the same year that it launched what the company says is the world’s first external USB-based frame grabber, VGA2USB, and the VGA2WEB video conferencing product, Epiphan Video unveiled Pearl—a new open lecture platform. Pearl is a compact appliance that is fee-free and has more than four applications in the higher-ed setting. Multi-source lecture capture, creation of HD quality online courses, multichannel streaming and more is housed within one device. Check it out here.
13.Software-Driven Networking Solutions
Extreme Networks, Inc. touted that its software-driven networking solutions are helping its college and university clients deliver an adaptive, mobile learning environment to their campuses. The company showcased interactive demos that highlighted the company’s network application analytics, campus Wi-Fi, and stadium and arena Wi-Fi technology. One customer example included the University of Mount Union, which needed to adapt to meet the growing mobile demands of their students, faculty and staff. The University partnered with Extreme to upgrade its infrastructure with an integrated solution that allows them to increase network bandwidth by 2x to handle the growing number of users and devices on the network. “Students, faculty, and staff expect fast access to the Internet for a variety of applications and our goal is to make their experience as seamless as possible. With Extreme’s Purview solution, we are able to access reports about traffic, users and applications, which, in turn, empower us with the knowledge we need to secure and optimize the network and troubleshoot more efficiently.” For more information on the case study, click here. For more about Extreme, click here.
14.Reducing Redundancy and Transferring Credits
OnBase by Hyland hosted two sessions at EDUCAUSE, one live at the conference and another for virtual attendees. The live session featured Kirk Kelly, CIO of Portland State University and David Kieffer, senior director of enterprise applications at The Ohio State University. Kirk and David shared how several departmental systems introduced redundant technologies and how they reduced this redundancy through more scalable enterprise solutions. They discussed how an enterprise approach helped them review service-level agreements to better balance the autonomy of end user offices while aligning with institutional objectives. The virtual session featured John McGuthry, CIO of Cal Poly Pomona, who spoke about how he is refocusing the school’s technology to be more student-centric. He shared how overlapping technologies between ERP, CRM, ECM, and niche solutions compound the complexity of serving staff members and most importantly, students. This session will be available online through the EDUCAUSE website. The OnBase transfer credit evaluation solution was also a hot topic at the show, as some institutions are taking a different approach and using it as a competitive differentiator. Several schools have reduced the time required for evaluation by several weeks, providing the option for schools to send transfer credit evaluations along with admissions letters. Participating institutions have said this helps students make more informed decisions about their path to graduation, not to mention increasing student yields.
15.Interactive Video and Display
Teachers and Learners can create interactive video experiences with the Sharp AQUOS BOARD interactive display system through the Kaltura platform. Kaltura, a video technology provider, announced a new partnership with Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), and together Kaltura and Sharp are collaborating to try and make learning a more personalized, immersive experience for users. When paired with the Kaltura video platform, users can access new features, like screen recording through Kaltura CaptureSpace, directly from the AQUOS BOARD display. Big-screen learning experiences can also now be recorded, shared and replayed from within the Kaltura platform anywhere, from any device.