Adoption of cloud-based class content recording solution gains traction; Student usage of Tegrity increases 47% as users log over one million recording views year-to-date
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (July 19, 2011 ) — As higher education institutions recognize the powerful impact of lecture and course content recording technology, Tegrity, a division of McGraw-Hill Higher Education, today announced a record number of new customers in Q2, an increase of 157% over the same period the year prior.
A small sampling of new customers added in Q2 include Eastern Washington University, University of Washington, and Washington State University (purchasing together as part of the Washington Institutions of Public Higher Education); Saint Louis University; University of New Hampshire; University of South Alabama, College of Medicine; and University of Wisconsin-Stout.
“More and more institutions are finding that the convenience of anytime, anywhere access to class recordings improves learning outcomes and increases their competitiveness, which is evident by the interest we are seeing from schools across the country,” said Isaac Segal, president, Tegrity. “Tegrity Campus wraps a rich set of learning features in a delivery model that makes it easy for schools to scale. This way, they can bring the benefit to all students in an affordable manner,” he added.
Tegrity Usage Surges as Lecture Capture Improves Learning
Year-to-date, usage of Tegrity’s lecture capture technology surged 47% over last year with students viewing over 1,155,007 hours of instructor videos. The number of unique students using Tegrity increased 35% during the same period, and total student views increased by 38%, from 1,447,410 to 2,322,985, further exhibiting a rapidly growing adoption rate for the cloud-based lecture capture service. Throughout the school year, Tegrity logs millions of views by college students across the nation who take advantage of its highly personalized and interactive learning environment to make study time incredibly efficient.
“As an early adopter of lecture capture technology, we’ve been studying its impact on our students’ success over the years and know that it significantly increases depth of learning and results in greater satisfaction with our courses,” said Sandra L. Miller, Director of Instruction & Research Technology at William Paterson University, a Tegrity customer since 2003. “Our most recent study revealed that 63% of our students felt that Tegrity had positively impacted their success in their courses, and over 90% of students would recommend it to their friends,” she added.
In a nationwide survey of over 9,000 student users, 95% of all respondents indicated Tegrity contributed to their learning process, with significant increases in motivation to study, depth of learning and amount of course material learned during a college course using Tegrity’s lecture capture capabilities. Easily integrated with any Learning Management System (LMS), Tegrity offers live or on-demand access to class lectures or supplementary course content, and requires minimal support from IT departments, with no servers or classroom-based appliances to manage or maintain.
For more information about Tegrity, please visit www.tegrity.com.
About Tegrity, Inc.
Tegrity Campus is the only cloud-based lecture capture solution proven to improve student achievement, satisfaction, retention and recruitment across an institution. It makes class time available all the time by automatically recording, storing and indexing every class on campus – without the need to install any special hardware or software in classrooms. The company’s patent-pending Search Anything™ and Smart Bookmarks™ features then let students instantly review key class moments online using a PC, Mac, iPod, iPad or other mobile device. For more information, visit http://www.tegrity.com.
About McGraw-Hill Higher Education
McGraw-Hill Higher Education, a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, is a leading global innovator in the development of 21st century teaching and learning digital solutions for postsecondary and higher education markets worldwide. Through a comprehensive range of traditional and digital education content and tools focused on improving student learning outcomes, McGraw-Hill Higher Education empowers and prepares professionals and students to connect, learn and succeed in the global economy. McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), has offices in 33 countries and publishes in more than 65 languages. Additional information is available at http://www.mheducation.com.