UCF Achieves Unprecedented Success with Tegrity Student Achievement System in First Semester of Use
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 5 / / - Tegrity, the leading provider of student achievement systems to the higher education market, and the University of Central Florida (UCF) announced a record breaking roll-out of the Tegrity Campus 2.0 system across the UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science. This implementation marks the fastest college-wide deployment yet for the highly scalable, web-based student achievement system.
Tegrity Campus 2.0 was adopted this past spring by the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences at UCF, which serves more than 5,800 students. The technology was well received by students and faculty who were immediately impressed by its ease of use and effectiveness. Within a single semester, more than 2,300 students and 80 faculty members were using Tegrity Campus 2.0, making classes available to every student in the college, anytime.
Since January 2007, UCF students have visited Tegrity more than 50,000 times, logging more than 15,000 collective hours reviewing class recordings online. While the average class recording lasts one or two hours, students typically spend a mere fraction of this time per visit, using Tegrity's indexing system to jump quickly and efficiently to the exact elements of class that they need to review.
"We were surprised by how quickly our faculty embraced Tegrity and began using it regularly in their teaching," said Dr. Alfred Ducharme, PhD, Assistant Dean for the UCF School of Engineering and Computer Science. "On average, it took less than 15 minutes for our instructors to get up to speed and competent with the technology, and our students, already savvy to modern media, found it a comfortable and enticing tool for learning and studying."
UCF plans to add additional functionality to its Tegrity system later in the year, including the digital notes feature. Tegrity Campus is now available to hundreds of thousands of students nationwide.
"We've seen an overwhelmingly positive response from our users, and Tegrity is the only solution that offered our instructors the ability to capture content in any classroom on their own computers and to offer them to UCF students in a variety of convenient ways suited to their media preferences," said Ducharme.
Tegrity Campus 2.0 is an innovative Web 2.0 solution that requires no software installation by instructors or students. In addition to automatically capturing, storing, indexing and cataloguing every class across campus, Tegrity provides students at UCF and other institutions with a personalized study space that includes search options for quickly navigating to specific course content. Through Tegrity, students can replay key moments or entire classes either online, on their iPods as podcasts or by streaming to their cell phones. Students can log in to Tegrity Campus 2.0 directly or through any secure web page, portal, CMS or SIS used by the institution.
UCF is the university that seeks opportunities, creates opportunities, and brings them to fruition. The University's culture of opportunity is driven by the diverse people it attracts, its Orlando environment, its history of entrepreneurship, and its youth, relevance, and energy.
Tegrity Campus is the first student achievement system that impacts learning across the entire institution, improving retention and student satisfaction. Tegrity makes class time available all the time by automatically capturing, storing and indexing every class on campus for replay by every student. Educators know that the more students can see, hear, and experience class resources, the better they learn. With Tegrity, students quickly recall key moments or replay entire classes online, with their digital notes, on their iPods and cell phones. Tegrity is based in Santa Clara, California with regional offices throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.tegrity.com/.
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