From prospective, current, and alumni students to all levels of faculty and administration, Mediafly’s applications help bridge the gap between traditional education and today’s ever-changing technology landscape.
Teens and young adults have become accustomed to experiencing the world through their smartphones and tablets. When attracting these tech savvy students, it is important to reach out to them in their natural habitat - the digital world. Mediafly for Education helps you stay relevant and push the boundaries of traditional recruitment by allowing students to find and learn about your school directly from their favorite mobile devices. Students can now discover what differentiates your program in an interactive and engaging manner. Don’t tell them. Show them!
- Post campus video tours
- Share student experiences with testimonials, portfolios, and faculty interviews
- Connect them to your university’s Twitter and Facebook accounts
Students and faculty are connected wherever they go, and the learning experience no longer requires confinement to the classroom or home PC. Mobile phones, tablets, and Internet-connected televisions are all changing the way we interact with the world. By embracing this diversity of devices and their unique capabilities, the classroom is extended beyond the traditional bricks and mortar. Mediafly for Education allows faculty to archive lectures or make them available on demand so students can study from their phones during their commutes or attend class remotely when they are ill. While there is no substitute for in-person class interaction, some students absorb lessons better upon repetition. Mediafly enables access to all class materials to make student learning more effective.
- Broadcast live classroom lectures
- Record lectures for on-demand review
- Make class notes and presentations available
- Archive special events and guest speakers for access on demand
And Beyond: Alumni
Keeping alumni engaged is important as they enhance the value proposition of the university by providing current students with insights and opportunities, not to mention always-welcome fiscal support for their alma mater. With Mediafly for Education, you can broadcast school sports events and post the latest news and upcoming events to keep geographically dispersed alumni up to date. Keep alumni engaged by giving them tools to uncover the work of talented students, share their own unique experiences by uploading testimonials, and post exciting opportunities for current students and alumni.
- Broadcast sporting events, school news, and event info
- Help alumni discover new talent through student portfolios
- Allow alumni to post opportunities for students & alumni
Students have grown up with the internet; to be effective in higher education or recruitment, colleges must adapt to the ways in which their students are accustomed to learning and operating. Even today, “accessing the Internet” no longer refers to the PC by default -- but more and more to mobile technology. With the seemingly limitless access to information, endless peer communication and the rapid evolution of technology, faculty and administrators have struggled to keep pace.
Faculty want to provide students the resources necessary for success. Giving students access to the course syllabus, teaching notes, and handouts allows them to conveniently keep up to date no matter where they may be. Using Mediafly, archive class lectures so students who are ill can still stay current from home or review for further understanding. Encourage collaboration by providing forums, empowering students to share their work and ideas. Using Mediafly for Education, keep an eye on performance by tracking student usage and know when to provide supplemental materials for those who choose to go above and beyond!
- Provide digital access to class materials and supplemental resources
- Broadcast your classroom live, and/or archive lectures for access on demand
- Track student usage and, in some cases, non-usage
With the overall expenses of running a school constantly rising, finding ways to save money is crucial. Mediafly for Education drastically reduces print spend and mailing costs by digitally distributing course materials, calendar updates, and other information to staff and students. Save valuable resources on hardware and IT administration costs by consolidating media into Mediafly’s distribution system.
- Go green by storing and distributing materials digitally to significantly decrease print and mailing expenses
- Consolidate all of your university's multimedia into a holistic distribution system
- Save on hardware and IT administration costs
Mediafly offers a complete solution for to make universities’ mixed media distribution as easy as possible. Mediafly offers world-class security, direct integration so your existing IT infrastructure investments are not wasted, and helps future-proof your organization vs. the ever-changing technology landscape. University expertise lies in education and research. Mediafly’s expertise lies in state-of-the art mixed media technologies, and our platform has been vetted by leading Fortune 100 companies. Mediafly helps our clients bridge the gap between their compelling content and the diverging range of mobile and smart devices and can help your university do the same. You provide the content from your university, and Mediafly handles the rest!
Mediafly helps store, organize, and manage multimedia content via our cloud-based platform. There is no need to install any packaged software or maintain any servers. We take video, documents, presentations, PDFs, audio, and images and optimize them for every device.
Once content has been managed and organized, Mediafly helps deliver your content to users' smartphones, tablets, internet-connected televisions, and PCs. We support the most popular Internet-connected devices and continually invest in monitoring and implementing solutions for emerging technologies. By using Mediafly, you are future-proofing yourself from the inevitability of device obsolescence. Do you remember Symbian or WebOS?
Once the application is live, Mediafly secures your content with permission-based access. For example, you may want to make videos of campus tours, student testimonials, and sporting events freely available to the public. However, you will likely want to lock down certain course materials on a user by user basis -- perhaps even offering online courses only to those individuals who have signed up. Mediafly can help you do that! Best of all, we can even integrate with your school’s existing user management system for a seamless experience!
Once your university’s content is live, Mediafly provides analytics on who is viewing it, when, and on what devices. Are students watching the course videos that have been assigned? Which content is getting the most student views? What time of day do your students tend to spend their time studying and using the app? What are the most popular devices that they are using to access your content? Mediafly can answer all these questions, and many, many, more!
What else do you get with Mediafly?
- Fully branded apps – Applications are completely branded with your name, images, colors, and logos.
- Transcoding – Files are optimized for each device and their unique requirements.
- One-stop hosting and publishing – No need to host your videos elsewhere. Forget YouTube watermarks and stuttering Vimeo streams!
- App Submissions – Mediafly uses its experience to manage the processes with device marketplaces and their bureaucracies so you don’t have to do this