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• Complete AV signal distribution
• HD lecture capture for on-demand content
• SNMP support for seamless communication
with existing data management systems
• Wireless and wired AV content distribution
and group projects
• Multi-source and display media environments
• Networked classrooms
• Seamless integration of open source
• Compatibility with Apple® products,
such as iPad® and laptops, for presenting
In-class collaboration using laptops,
tablets and smart devices for huddle groups
and break-out sessions
Combined student-instructor AV sources,
including media, content, presentations,
microphones, tablets, laptops, smartphones
and wireless presentation
Remote learning / Flipped classrooms
Online access to lectures, project descriptions,
syllabuses and grading policies
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us determine priorities as we work on
annual system upgrades."
Baron also uses metrics to track fac-
ulty satisfaction with the training---fac-
ulty evaluations of training workshops
show an overall satisfaction rating in
the 4.5 to 5 (out of 5) range, he says.
Numbers can also highlight what isn't
working. For example, metrics showed
that part-time faculty were using the
school's Sakai learning management
system less than full-time members.
The problem? Training workshops were
offered only during regular hours that
were often inconvenient for part-time
adjuncts. A new schedule now offers
weekend and evening workshops, as
well as online options. "We're see-
ing more and more faculty taking [the
courses], and we've seen an increase
in use of Sakai," reports Baron.
From a faculty-training standpoint, mi-
grating to a new learning management
system is the ultimate challenge. In rec-
ognition of this, when Marist migrated
to Sakai in the 2009-2010 academic
year, it took the time to develop a major
training program to ease the impact on
faculty and, by extension, students. But
you can build it and they still won't come.
So a major part of the effort was reach-
ing out to faculty to make sure they were
prepared for the changeover. "Commu-
nication was crucial," recalls Baron. "It
got them to come to the training."
For at least 18 months prior to the
move, Baron and his staff approached
faculty members, held luncheon series
to show off Sakai, and generally talked
up the move. In addition, they conduct-
ed a gap analysis that compared the
263 capabilities of the school's previ-
ous LMS (Ucompass Educator) with
those of Sakai. "We told faculty mem-
bers, if it's a critical gap, we wouldn't
move until it was closed," Baron says.
And for those faculty who were still
unwilling to attend training sessions,
Marist took the training to them. "Some
faculty members just weren't coming
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