As a technology company born out of a top research university, we at MediaAMP love following influential people, institutions, and organizations that are experts in the field of Ed Tech. Here are just a few articles and blog posts and we’re reading and sharing this month:
Closed captioning has become an important part of online video distribution—it’s a best practice that makes your video content accessible to a wider audience. In fact, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) recently received an Emmy award for its standards work on accessible video captioning and subtitles.
MediaAMP makes it easy to add closed captions to your online videos. Simply upload a caption file (DFXP, SAMI, SMPTE-TT, or SRT) into your media object and update the file properties in the metadata panel for the new media file.
It’s possible to transcribe your videos and create the necessary caption files on your own, but that can be a time-consuming process. Many people find it easier and more efficient to use a web-based service that handles the transcription and creates the caption files for you. We’re excited to announce that we’ve developed an integration with one of the leaders in this area—AST CaptionSync—to make the process of captioning your videos even simpler.
MediaAMP, a cloud based subscription service providing educational institutions with robust digital media management capabilities, has spun out of the University of Washington’s IT organization as a newly independent company.
Over the past decade, higher education has encountered a fundamental shift towards media-intensive and web-based learning environments, and MediaAMP was invented to address the University’s own internal needs to store, manage, and distribute digital content. MediaAMP secured such strong external customer and partner validation that a move out into the market was the next logical step.
“The time is right to bring MediaAMP services to educational institutions around the globe,” said Laurens Banker, President and CEO. “Interest in our service from other Colleges and Universities, all facing a common set of challenges managing digital content, has been phenomenal.”
MediaAMP is currently in use in more than 35 departments at the University of Washington, Central Washington University, and Arizona State University. The company recently partnered with thePlatform to jointly pursue the Higher Education market.
We’re a month into the new year—a time when getting organized is still at the top of the to-do list for many folks. What better time than now to begin addressing the challenges you are facing managing digital media across your institution?
While over 70% of colleges and universities surveyed in a recent survey by the Babson Survey Research Group indicate that online learning is a strategic priority, almost 80% of respondents believe that a lot of extra effort is needed to make this digital priority happen. Not so with MediaAMP’s Media Management Cloud, education’s most powerful digital media management platform.
Use MediaAMP to automate complex workflows, consolidate content, manage permissions, and increase collaboration across departments.
Here are just a few ways MediaAMP helps higher education institutions achieve their goals: