86% more likely to consider adopting a cloud-based educational technology service due to the ability to scale affordably; 95% of higher education institutions surveyed indicate scalability is important to consider in choosing a lecture capture solution, but ease of use remains critical in growing faculty adoption

SANTA CLARA, October 18, 2011 — In a recent survey of institutions using lecture capture from Tegrity, a division of McGraw-Hill Higher Education, an overwhelming majority of respondents indicated “ability to scale” was a top priority in ultimately choosing the cloud-based service. A testament to Tegrity’s virtually unlimited ability to affordably scale as institutional use grows, ninety-five percent of universities surveyed indicated this flexibility was an important factor for adopting a particular course capture solution. Due to its simplicity and affordability in scaling up across an institution in the cloud, 72% expect adoption to grow 25% to 200% overall in the next 12 months.

Scalability Supported by Cloud and Integration Technology

Institutions are increasingly taking advantage of cloud-based technologies to ease the burden on their IT resources. In fact, 86% of Tegrity’s survey respondents said they are more likely to consider adopting a cloud-based educational technology service due to the ability to scale affordably. Furthermore, simple LMS integration scored high for those surveyed. More than 70% said Tegrity’s patented AAIRSTM integration technology, with its simple drag-and-drop interface and real-time connection to the LMS played a role in providing easy access to the technology on their campus with minimal effort from IT.

“Tegrity just had a record quarter, and our usage statistics show accelerated adoption taking place across our customer base. The fact that Tegrity has virtually unlimited scalability and is incredibly easy to use gives our customers confidence that they’ve selected the right solution for the growing number of students and instructors using Tegrity on their campuses,” said Isaac Segal, president, Tegrity.

Tegrity unveiled its scalability survey results at the 2011 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Philadelphia. For more information, visit the Tegrity at booth # 1819.

About Tegrity, Inc.
Tegrity, a division of McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 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.

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