The Language Centre at University of Warwick, one of the UK’s leading universities, announced today that is has selected Kaltura, the leading open source video platform (www.kaltura.com), to power video for teaching and learning. The Language Centre is deploying Kaltura’s full-featured video extension for Moodle, as well as its own video portal, based on Kaltura’s MediaSpace video portal application.
“Video is becoming a critical part of learning and teaching, it was clear to us that we need to take advantage of this new medium and leverage it in the university’s Language Centre programmes,” said Teresa MacKinnon, Senior tutor e-learning, Language Centre at University of Warwick. “Kaltura’s seamless integration with Moodle and its MediaSpace video portal allow us to offer our faculty and students with a myriad of new ways to communicate and collaborate.”
“University of Warwick’s Language Centre has done a great job of incorporating video into existing programmes and systems. We are proud to provide them with our video solution,” said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman and CEO.
About University of Warwick
The University of Warwick is one of the UK’s leading universities with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, for innovation, and for links with business and industry. Founded in 1965 with an initial intake of 450 undergraduates, Warwick now has in excess of 25,000 students and is ranked in the top 10 of all UK university league tables. Warwick is one of the top ten universities targeted by the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers. Warwick is renowned for excellence and innovation within research and in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, was ranked seventh overall in the UK, with 65% of the University’s research rated as 3* (internationally excellent) or 4* (world leading). Warwick is a globally connected University with a mission to make a real impact on global issues and deliver the best research and teaching experience for its staff and students. To meet that goal it has chosen to form close partnerships with a select group of research-heavy institutions that exist in many locations, do research in many locations, and which produce students who see themselves as global citizens.
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