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Performance Analysis Of Software Based Video Lecture Capture And Delivery System

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2008 Annual Conference & Exposition


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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June 22, 2008

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June 22, 2008

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June 25, 2008



Conference Session

Tools for Teaching

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Educational Research and Methods

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13.973.1 - 13.973.14



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Alfred Ducharme University of Central Florida

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Ali Mehrabian University of Central Florida

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Diala Gammoh University of Central FLorida

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Performance Analysis of Software Based Video Lecture Capture and Delivery System Abstract

The trend towards distance learning has been increasing over the last few years, especially in the academic institutions. This increase is due to enabling technology that made learning materials accessible by students and professors at any location. Distance learning has different modes that can be applied according to the institution’s needs. The two main modes of delivery are synchronously (all parts communicate at the same time) and asynchronously (delay in communications).

The College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida (UCF) has been a leader in distance learning for the last 25 years. This was initiated by the Florida legislature by the creation of the Florida Engineering Education Delivery System. The goal of this system was to promote engineering education in the State of Florida. The early delivery system utilized video tapes and transitions to the internet in 2000. In spring 2007, the College of Engineering and Computer Science purchased a software based lecture recording and delivery system. This system was used to completely replace all existing recording hardware and software. The system launch included 90 faculty delivering 100 courses to 2300 engineering students.

A study was conducted by the Center for Online and Virtual Education (COVE) at UCF. The primary purpose of this study was to assess the performance of the new system. The data was captured using an online questionnaire and it was analyze statistically by the center. The study was conducted on a population of students and faculty who had used the old and the new delivery systems. This paper shows the results of each category and gives an indication of the effect of using the new system on the students and the faculty performance. In this way we can address the critical factors that have a major impact on our students and faculty performance.

In this paper, we describe the legacy system used for the past 25 years by UCF in addition to the requirements of a modern delivery system. The paper addresses the implementation and success of the new system.


Distance learning has been increasing over the last few years in both industrial training and higher-learning. This increase was due to the growing need and subsequent market for education that delivered at the students pace and convenience. The enabling technology has made the production of online learning materials possible by individuals and large institutions.

The concept of distance learning has been changed too, it was mainly taking place through “learning by correspondence” programs; many universities started depending on teaching by mail indicating that it allows them to reach large number of students regardless of the geographical location1.

Ducharme, A., & Mehrabian, A., & Gammoh, D. (2008, June), Performance Analysis Of Software Based Video Lecture Capture And Delivery System Paper presented at 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 10.18260/1-2--3394

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