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1 Enabling Location Independent Learning Elaine Mello, CTS Distance Education & Streaming Operations Manager Specialized Content & Services

2 Academic Media Production Services Support for academic programs & Institute sponsored collaborative initiatives. Services offered on a cost recovery basis. Distance education classroom support Video conferencing Publishing lectures to web and webcasting of live events Consulting services.

3 Video at MIT AMPS Video Currently have over 36,000 video tapes of lectures, symposia and events 65 Terabytes of streaming video storage going back to 1998 OCW / OpenCourseware AMPS created content which faculty have opened to the world along with the course content Physics lectures with Professor Walter Lewin are the most popular lecture content shown on OCW and iTunesU. MITWorld Over 700 hours of video content covering significant public events at MIT. MIT TechTV MIT’s video sharing site for the MIT community with over 14,000 videos.

4 Distance Education Services Video support for programs such as System Design & Management (SDM) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), the Singapore-MIT Alliance/SMART as well as the Sloan School of Management and the Executive MBA Program. In addition to live video conferenced classes, courses can be recorded in a variety of formats for on demand viewing. Video conferencing Back end infrastructure support for recording of sessions Technical support of video conferencing and desktop video conferencing. Recording and streaming of conferences. Consulting, design and project management of room installations. Webcasting and streaming 65TB of streaming video storage in support of teaching & learning initiatives. Webcasting of Institute symposia and special events. Live interactive Chatcast sessions for the MIT community.

5 Evolution of distance education at MIT System Design & Management Program (SDM) Created in 1996, this program was the first degree program from a distance from MIT, awarding a Master of Science in Engineering and Management.

6 Students participate from remote locations, either at their company or home, connecting to the MIT classroom remotely through video conferencing. System Design & Management SDM’s distance experience is important for all SDM fellows, whether they are enrolled in SDM’s on-campus, distance or commuter options, because all class assignments are designed to replicate today’s reality of geographically disparate teams in the workplace. -

7 Evolution of distance education at MIT Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) The SMA program was launched in 1998 with the first set of classes occurring in the summer of SMA I the first program, ran for 5 years and was extended to SMA II which ended in June of 2010.

8 Evolution of distance education at MIT Singapore-MIT Alliance Asynchronous Delivery Need for referral of materials for students Video of class content for note taking Lecture notes and reference materials Lecture capture development Lectures were captured as Real Media video and synchronized with the PowerPoint presentation for referral. Lecture notes and reference materials Creation of streaming media servers at MIT and Singapore to host content for students. This called for mirrored video servers for local viewing by students.

9 Evolution of distance education at MIT Sequential switching between lecturer and graphics

10 Evolution of distance education at MIT Synchronized video scan converted PC image with PPT

11 Evolution of distance education at MIT

12 Location Independent Learning Sloan Infinite Campus A vision by Sloan to create a global environment that supports the various initiatives of the community over 5 continents. Sloan School of Management July of 2010, E62 construction finished, providing students and faculty with a 210,000 square foot building designed for collaborative education 6 Classrooms with video conferencing and lecture capture capability 2 Executive Education classrooms with similar technology 25 Collaborative study rooms with video conferencing. 4 E51 3 rd floor classrooms with added technology to match E62 rooms. Photo Credit-

13 AMPS support for location independent learning Video conferencing hardware purchased by Sloan integrated with AMPS equipment in Building 9 to provide redundantly supported back end infrastructure. AMPS staff provides technical support for Sloan systems as well as providing remote troubleshooting and expertise. Consultation services for ongoing upgrades and project planning. Systems & account integration Video conferencing support Recording, hosting and streaming of video content.

14 Location Independent Learning Infinite Campus Plan Use Cases: Remote guests for Sloan lectures Lecture capture Action Learning Lab/ G-Lab Virtual office hours Student interviews Executive Education support

15 Location Independent Learning Sloan Lecture Capture Fall regular Sloan courses recorded – 86 hours 4 Executive MBA courses recorded – 100 hours. Spring Sloan courses and 7 Executive MBA courses for projected 630 of capture Academic calendar year 792 hours of lecture capture

16 AMPS support for location independent learning Lecture Capture

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18 Challenge As demand increases for video services support of MIT’s global collaborations, the challenge is to make this affordable for all groups on campus. Other types of capture needed to support: MITx / edX Collorative recordings - Google Hangout - Bluejeans network - Webex/ Goto Meetings, etc.

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