SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Tegrity, provider of Tegrity Campus, the award-winning cloud-based lecture capture service for higher education, announced during their annual user conference this year's winners of the Tegrity Innovation Awards. The awards were presented to those individuals and institutions that have demonstrated exemplary technology vision and are maximizing the benefits of the Tegrity Campus lecture capture service across their campuses.
This year's event was hosted by the University of Louisville, where institutions from across the country participated in more than 30 presentations, the majority being delivered by customers, on best practices, pedagogy, outcomes and demonstrations of new features.
In addition to the ceremonies surrounding the Innovation Award winners, another highlight of the event was when a panel of University of Louisville students got up to tell their personal stories about how the University's use of Tegrity had helped them succeed academically. One student stated that she simply would not have completed the academic year had it not been for Tegrity. To watch a sampling of sessions from the 2010 Tegrity User Conference, go to: http://www.tegrity.com/sessions.
The winners of the 2010 Tegrity Innovation Awards include:
- The University of Central Florida, with over 123,800 online views and a total online viewing duration of over 69,600 hours, earned the Student Achievement Award for the highest total volume of student online views during the previous year.
- The University of Missouri - Columbia received the Rapid Response Award, awarded annually to the customer that has implemented Tegrity in the shortest period of time, for having 85 instructors recording and 78,000 student views during their very first semester using Tegrity.
- The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Maryland received the Shared Vision Award, which is presented annually to an institution that has adopted Tegrity across their entire institution or system; and in doing so has positively impacted student experiences at their institution.
- Dr. Gale Rhodes, representing the University of Louisville, who received the prestigious President's Award in recognition of her exemplary vision and outstanding leadership throughout the University's implementation of Tegrity.
- Dr. Carmen Burkhalter, Sr. Information Officer, College of Arts and Sciences, of the University of Alabama, received the Provost Award for her contributions in advocating campus-wide adoption of Tegrity lecture capture service.
- Peter van Leeuwen, Director of Distance Education and Associate Professor of Hodges University received the Innovator's Award, which recognizes an individual who has been a catalyst for positive change by finding innovative uses for Tegrity's lecture capture technology on campus.
- Catherine Carolan, Coordinator of Echocardiology Technology of El Centro College (part of the Dallas County Community College District) received the Customer Champion Award for consistently presenting the "voice of the customer", contributing her time and expertise to influence and enhance the quality of Tegrity offerings.
Certificates of Achievement were also awarded to the following institutions for achieving the highest levels of recording users, number and duration of new recordings and online viewings, demonstrating their commitment to student success on campus: Calhoun Community College, Nova Southeastern University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Blinn College, University of Louisville and Gadsden State Community College.
"We look forward to our user conference each year, as we get to hear so many incredible stories first-hand from our customers on how Tegrity has improved student achievement across their institutions," said Isaac Segal, President and CEO of Tegrity. "This year's Innovation Award winners have done a fantastic job of promoting the use of Tegrity across their campuses, proving that a lecture capture service that can scale affordably can offer exponential benefits to an institution in terms of student retention, satisfaction and recruitment."
Tegrity Campus 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, visit http://www.tegrity.com.