Developing streaming solutions
Working with project partners, including student TV and radio stations, to explore an effective solution for streaming and capturing content in UK education
Started 1 Apr 2012
By engaging with the UK education community, we're exploring the potential for a framework agreement, which the sector could use to purchase a streaming and lecture capture solution.
Background: increased demand for streaming and lecture capture
In 2014, the Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association (UCISA) surveyed its members to understand the technology used for teaching and learning. They found 63% of institutions are using or trialling lecture capture tools. With an increase of 12% uptake since their previous survey, there appears to be an ever-increasing demand for streaming and lecture capture within the education sector.
How we're helping the sector
We provide the National Student Television Association (NaSTA), the Student Radio Association (SRA) with a streaming platform to ensure speed, quality and reliability. This small-scale platform is open to all student television and radio stations, and has already been used for a variety of broadcasts, from daily shows and student body elections to one off events such as FreshersTV.
We have also investigated the use of encoder software for the purpose of streaming content for NaSTA and SRA.
Our case study video shows how the project engages students at Nottingham University.
Developing a framework agreement
As demand across the wider community grows, we have expanded our investigations into offering a streaming and lecture capture framework. The framework would be available to UK education and research institutions, wishing to purchase a streaming and lecture capture solution, without the need to undertake lengthy procurement exercises. The framework could save institutions both time and money.
If you're interested in helping us scope out the key features and standards of a framework agreement please get in touch.
For more information contact project manager Emma Smith.