Bringing content management to the Cloud: Education industry approach

Currently, video is the most significant actor in communications, not only for the broadcast sector, but also for others in which its use has become a necessity. VSN will share through a series of articles its view about the new audiovisual needs faced by these non-broadcast environments and all the technology and tools they can rely on, starting with the educational institutions.

A content management system on Cloud for education allows this institutions to manage their multimedia files and generate value with them.

In a world where Standford University online lessons have reached 100,000 enrollments, nearly 60 million people sign up for MOOCs annually and 67% of Millenials agree that through YouTube videos they can learn about any subject you may think of, this situation outlines a scenario in which educational institutions need solutions to manage their multimedia files and generate value with them.

In addition to the increasing contents generated for the “new” forms of teaching, many institutions even have complete documentary archives and libraries that need to be also considered.

Not only to face this challenge, but to obtain benefits from it, multimedia content managers on Cloud, the so called MAM (Media Asset Management) systems within the specialized industry, offer them this kind of services.

In institutions as departmentalized and with several locations as, for example, universities, the capacity of an easy retrieval of contents from multiple locations is necessary. Thus, modern content managers offer the possibility to migrate all your files to the cloud and access them from anywhere through a standard web browser.

Despite the ease of access, content security must be guaranteed. This can be faced by a system of permits that guarantees a secure access to users whose activity will be customized according to actions and contents.

“In institutions as departmentalized and with several locations, the capacity of an easy retrieval of contents from multiple locations is necessary.”

This personalization should also be extended to the semantic organization of the content, since many of these institutions have their own cataloging systems for their valuable documentary resources, which must be able to be exported to the new management system.

Likewise, the capacity to easily share these videos, whether through internal educational platforms such as Moodle or social media, is another priority to satisfy the new teaching models.

The foundation of this new way of teaching is that knowledge should reach as many people as possible. In such a way, other features supported by these content managers like the speech-to-text function and the automatic translation of these subtitles to other languages fit this philosophy, making them more accessible for people with disabilities or speakers of another language.

HOW TO SOLVE ALL THESE CHALLENGES?

This text address particular situations in which the education industry can benefit from a content manager on cloud. However, a solution such as VSNExplorer MAM on Cloud goes further, with a greater capacity for customization along with other features, such as its capacity of integration with third parties or the generation of customized statistics for content activity analysis through its BI module (Business Intelligence).

Visit VSN’s webpage to discover more information about all the features that a content management system on Cloud for education allows this institutions to manage their multimedia files and generate value with them. or get in touch with its team in order to ask for professional assessment on this topic.

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