How to Overcome the “Vidgital” Divide

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By Alan D. Greenberg

The digital divide is slowly fading away.

For decades, policy makers have worked to mitigate the impact of the digital divide – the idea that access to the Internet and connected devices varies by income, socioeconomics, race, age, and geography.

U.S. federal government grants are getting broadband to more rural schools, and rural electric cooperatives building out Internet networks where traditional telecom providers have neglected users. Combined, the initiatives (along with the simple passage of time) are giving ...

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Leveraging Live Streaming to Boost Adoption of Video at Your Organization

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By: Steve Vonder Haar

If you’re looking to boost the adoption of video by your organization, it wouldn’t hurt to tear a page out of the Lorne Michaels playbook.

More than four decades ago, the legendary executive producer of television’s “Saturday Night Live” launched the comedy franchise essentially by capitalizing on the immediacy – and viewer interest in – watching video beamed to viewers in real-time.

Even today, the “live” aspect of the programming lends ...

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Case Study: Winnov and Warpwire Join Forces to Simplify Lecture Capture at Prestigious University

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Challenge

Winnov and Warpwire have collaborated on a project for a top-ranked university in Connecticut. Offering a range of graduate programs, the university was seeking ways to expand and enhance learning experiences for its students through the use of video. The university needed a robust lecture capture solution and a simple way to manage recorders, organize and deliver recorded videos to their community members, securely. Winnov and Warpwire were selected to tackle the challenge together.

Partnership

Winnov, a leading technology provider of capture ...

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Case Study: Topcon Medical Systems Enhances Internal and External Communications Using Cbox

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Topcon Medical Systems (TMS), based in Oakland, NJ, is a leading developer and supplier of diagnostic equipment for the ophthalmic community. One of Topcon’s goals is striving to be at the forefront of adopting new technologies that can be utilized to enhance its expanding business. Using Winnov’s Cbox P3 “Portable Studio in a Box,” the Company aimed to augment its online media presence for both its internal employees and customers to help achieve this goal.

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How Does Online Learning Impact Class Attendance?

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By Alan D. Greenberg

Am I Skipping Class Today Because it’s Gonna Be Online?

OK, promise me you’ll read this article if I go ahead and remove the suspense?  Now that you have promised, the answer is…

Maybe so, maybe not.  But the reasons underlying whether or not college kids skip class are nuanced – and it may be for good reason if they do!

The fear that learners might quit coming to class if everything were to go digital is longstanding.  Some professors ...

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Case Study: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Enhances Medical Training with Cbox

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Background

The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) is a graduate college whose mission is to prepare globally minded, community-focused physicians for the rural and medically underserved areas of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and the Appalachian Region. As part of their innovating teaching and learning environment, VCOM is using state of the art lecture capture technologies from Winnov and VTLA to record lectures and other procedures to enable students to become better practitioners.

Initial Deployment

What started out as a method for reaching students on rotation has now turned into ...

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Case Study: HB Live Uses Cbox to Capture and Stream Corporate and Higher Education Events

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Background

Founded in 1988, HB Live (formerly HB Group, Inc.) effectively designs and delivers creative technical solutions to improve live events for clients all over the U.S. and enhances audience engagement through the use of video, sound and lighting with the best technical staff in the industry. For over 20 years, the Company has been offering a wide range of AV equipment rentals and technical production solutions for events, corporate meetings, concerts, festivals, campus events, receptions and any gathering that can ...

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The Rise of Video Creation and Consumption in the Classroom

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By Alan D. Greenberg

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – or Will It?

It was 1971 when Gil Scott-Heron performed the electrifying The Revolution Will Not be Televised – an angry anthem addressing social change, black power, and resistance to commercial media.  Most of us were kids or not born yet when Scott-Heron first released the song, but that soulful tune about radical change is still worth a listen today.

But while the song still entertains, we may have to take ...

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Merging Streaming Capabilities with Video Conferencing Platforms

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By: Steve Vonder Haar

As a kid, I was always a big fan of Legos.

I loved using the building blocks to assemble model ships or miniature buildings. When putting together creations piece-by-piece, you’re really only limited by your own creativity.

So, it’s little wonder that I’m starting to grow a tad jealous of technology resellers – particularly those who specialize in assembling video communications solutions for enterprises and education institutions. Increasingly, the principles that make Legos so much fun are paving the ...

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