University Libraries Streaming Video Support
University Libraries collectively represents the largest classroom on campus, and we make millions of resources available to students and faculty 24/7 online. When the University temporarily transitioned to an all distance learning model during the Spring 2020 semester, in response to Covid-19, University Libraries supported student and faculty scholarship for the duration, and we continue to ensure we offer access to vital learning materials for our students and faculty.
The lessons learned during this time of transition have guided our plans for Bama Blitz 2020. Since March we have seen an exponential increase in usage statistics for all of our digital resources. However, one area that stands out for increased usage is streaming video. Though many of us remember times when a Filmstrip, VCR or DVD player delivered educational content, today’s students have a world of possibilities at their fingertips, wherever they may be. With that in mind, we want to use Bama Blitz to expand our educational streaming video offerings.
Streaming video platforms are ideal for faculty and students in online or traditional courses. Faculty can efficiently identify content and embed programs and films directly in our course management system for seamless student access. Students have the ability to explore a universe of content on their own, expanding upon the traditional resources that support their educational experience.
With the money raised through Bama Blitz, we will license more titles through educational packages from various distributors, providing more options for faculty and students involved in the hybrid learning models of the present and future.
University Libraries goal for Bama Blitz is to raise $40,000 to be used in our streaming video resource pool.The University of Alabama Libraries Leadership Board will match every dollar you contribute up to $20,000. So, do not miss this opportunity to support innovation in the ways we support student success! We are, after all, the largest in-person and virtual classroom on campus. Roll Tide Roll!