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Award for 'rich media' use in education

The University has won the Excellence in Education Award for outstanding achievement in enhancing learning and outreach through rich media at the Mediasite user conference in the United States.

Massey uses Mediasite as a tool for webcasting, recording and delivering rich – or interactive multi-media – classroom and conference presentations. These presentations can be viewed as a live stream (webcast) or as an archive (on demand) via the Internet. It can be used to supplement traditional classes and distance learning applications.

Information Technology Services multimedia developer Matt Alexander attended the Unleash 2010 Mediasite user conference in Madison, Wisconsin, on April 14 and gave a presentation on how the University uses Mediasite in a bi-cultural multi-campus environment.

Mr Alexander, who received the award on Massey's behalf, produced a video featuring Massey staff discussing how they use Mediasite and the benefits to staff and students.

Mediasite technology has been used by Massey for high profile initiatives across the University and collaborative projects with other universities, such as Manu Ao, the Massey-led inter-university Maori academy for academic and professional advancement, and for a range of other valuable projects, such as forming links with other organisations in agriculture, education and across industry sectors.

A link to the awards website is here: http://www.sonicfoundry.com/resources/impact-awards/past-winners/

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