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Looking at the Logs Fine tuning the use of the NYCOM Streaming Video Archives C. Kumar Ph. D.
NYCOM Streaming Video Archives Fourth year of operation Every lecture / lab is automatically captured as streaming video We based password protected Access provided to all students on campus and off campus Off campus access requires a wide band connection – DSL or Cable
NYCOM Streaming Video Archives More than 5,000 hours of video from the last three years Very popular with students Faculty now on board after initial reservations
NYCOM Streaming Video Archives Does it affect attendance? May be not much… Used for Student review what did he say about the T form in the lecture kind of questions Students love speeding up, reruns of lectures at their own pace, at their chosen time, may be in pajamas
NYCOM Streaming Video Archives Used for faculty development Self review Curriculum review Student remediation of courses: watch the movies, attend tutorials and take exams Research and other optional courses
NYCOM Streaming Video Archives Usage should be monitored Is it actually being used? Did this student actually watch these movies? When do the students watch movies? Are they watching movies instead of coming to class during class hours? What movies are being watched?
Monitor the access logs to the Windows Media Server In order to clearly monitor the usage patterns, we monitor the access logs to the windows media server The server logs look painfully huge But there are tools that make analysis easier Microsoft Log Parser Sawmill
Statistics for 31/8/ /10/2005, 46 days – Classes in Session All daysAverage per day Clips 476,014 10, Visitors2,434 Time 306d 02:14:166d 15:42:02
Usage by Day Sep 1 Sep 14 Sep 28 Oct 14 May 8 May 22 Jun 5 Jun 19 Class in session Summer
Usage by Day of the week Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Class in Session Summer
Usage by Hour 0 3 AM PM 6 9 Class in Session Summer 0 3 AM PM 6 9
Logs Analysis Very useful in tracking Collective patterns Individual Compliance Value of the resource