Josh Butcher is the OIA's most recent hire, and is our new Instructional Applications Support Specialist.
From Scattered to Scale: How the University of Arizona Manages 2TB of Lecture Capture Video Every Week (the 2TB here refers to 2 terabytes of data)
More than a quarter million hours — that’s how much time students at the University of Arizona collectively spent watching recorded lectures, flipped classroom presentations, and other academic video just in the last year.
Two terabytes — that’s the total size of the video files UA faculty and staff produce every single week as they work to create the best learning environment for the institution’s 42,000 students.
The Office of Instruction and Assessment is looking for a 0.5 FTE graduate student intern for the 2017-2018 academic year. The focus of this internship will be to develop experience with and contribute to the work of educational/faculty development on the UA campus. The intern will work within the Faculty and Future Faculty Development team. This is an hourly paid and non-benefits eligible student position. (Note: Graduate students already on contract in another department may still be considered.)
My piece of the puzzle:
Tucson, Ariz. – The University of Arizona has licensed a tool to integrate student information systems and learning management systems to UA startup FishTail Technologies. The software, which simplifies the use of the University’s complex D2L curriculum management system, resulted from the inventive work of a collaborative, multi-unit team from the UA Office of Instruction and Assessment (OIA) and University Information Technology Services (UITS).
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