Through extensive discussion and feedback from BVSD teachers, tech contacts, teacher librarians, and leadership, as well as analysis of MediaCAST in BVSD, we have ended our contract with MediaCAST at the end of the 2014-15 school year. We are taking steps to make this transition as smooth as possible.
A combination of resources will help us find replacement videos for MediaCAST. First, IT will expand the capacity of our Internet pipe in the summer of 2015 to be able to stream media (video, audio) allowing for greater access to materials. Second, we are exploring the expansion of YouTube for Schools to elementary students. Finally, BVSD stakeholders will collaborate through this shared spreadsheet to add links and titles of videos to replace MediaCAST titles that teachers rely on for instruction.
Question: What data was collected and evaluated to explore MediaCAST use in BVSD?
You can review the infographic with an overview of the data and usage statistics from MediaCAST.
BVSD Technology Blog: Transitioning Away from MediaCAST (April 2015)
January 2015 IT Newsletter
MediaCAST Usage Survey (Emailed to All BVSD Staff on September 11, 2014. Survey is now closed.)