MATC has always had an active number of online classes in addition to traditional on-campus classes. Because it had invested in the YuJa Enterprise Video Platform, when the pandemic hit, the infrastructure was already in place to support online learning. The college has committed significant time and energy into virtual/online and hybrid courses.
The cloud-based storage capabilities within YuJa allows for ease in organizing and storing videos, documents and other files. Faculty have historically been reluctant to move all of their videos to a single location because of storage capacity limitations, the potential for having to move them later and anxiety over losing files and videos they worked hard to create, Leo noted. “The storage parameters in YuJa are phenomenal, scalable, and so much more cost effective for the college.”
Madison Area Technical College administrators, faculty and staff are excited about the college’s future with YuJa. In fact, the creation of VR (virtual reality) content is already underway in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. They’re also looking forward to taking advantage of 360-degree video, leaning more heavily on YuJa’s storage solutions, and are considering more ways to integrate tools such as Webex.
About Madison Area Technical College
Madison Area Technical College (MATC) is a public technical and community college located in Madison, Wisconsin. Founded in 1912, MATC has offered educational opportunities to a wide variety of students with varying educational needs for more than 100 years. Students can earn an associate degree, technical diploma or a certificate in more than 150 programs. MATC helps students with job placement through established partnerships with the business community, with an impressive 93 percent of graduates finding jobs within six months of graduation. In the 2019-2020 academic year, the college enrolled more than 30,000 students.