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1st Annual he readers have spoken and for The firsT Time ever, University Business magazine is honoring higher education products and services, in this first annual readers’ Choice Top products for 2012. earlier this year, campus leaders and administrators from across the country had the unique opportunity to nominate what products they and their peers around the country are using, and voice how these products contribute to the success of their schools. Based on the quality and quantity of nominations, more than 70 products from a plethora of insightful testimonials were selected by our editorial team. University Business 2012 ReAdeRs’ ChoiCe AwArds PRODUCTS TOP T The inaugural list includes products and services that can help solve a variety of issues at any campus, large or small. here, leaders in admissions, marketing, iT, facilities, public safety, academia, and other areas of the higher education community will find ideas for making operations run more smoothly and efficiently—as well as be more innovative. University Business is proud to present its first readers’ Choice Top products in the following pages, in no specific order. We hope that they can help make a positive difference at your college or university. Congratulations to the winners! —Lauren Williams Mediasite Sonic Foundry Mediasite by Sonic Foundry is an enterprise webcasting, lecture capture, and hybrid event platform. The webcasting technology automates the recording, distribution, management, and analytics of high-quality video and multimedia presentations. A variety of distribution options allow students to access content from any device, and the media player can be individualized with a school’s own custom branding. strategic enrollMent ManageMent soFtware Enrollment Rx Colleges and universities can use Enrollment Rx to manage their marketing, recruitment, admissions, and enrollment management processes. The cloud-based CRM allows for enrollment to be measured through dashboards, reports, and analytics; for enrollment management workflow to be automated; and for inefficient practices to be eliminated. “Mediasite technology has greatly improved the pedagogy of online, hybrid, and even face-to-face classes. High-quality, user-friendly lecture capture means that students can tune in live or later to the actual teaching presence of our best professors. Face-to-face students can ‘attend’ when they’re sick without sharing the latest bug with the whole class, and everyone can review lectures and explanations before a test. We can now reach more students and achieve more consistent quality in teaching.” —Mary Ayala, dean, College of Liberal Arts and Science, Eastern New Mexico University “After deciding we needed a cloud-based solution to allow greater access while we traveled, we decided Enrollment Rx was the way to go. I’ve never regretted the decision. It wasn’t long before, for the first time, we were able to see a true picture of the effectiveness of our recruiting efforts and the impact it had on enrollment.” —Ben Schears, vice president for institutional advancement, Cowley County Community College (Kan.) Follett HigHer education group CafeScribe CafeScribe is a digital textbook and study tool that allows students to highlight and share their ideas with other students or instructors from within the textbook. Instructors can customize course materials with video, primary research, or links to online content. CafeScribe links to most course management systems. accessnow Ericom AccessNow, an HTML5 RDP client from Ericom, runs entirely inside the browser, does not require installation of anything on the client device, and eliminates the management of endpoint devices. The end result is the ability to deliver high-performance RDP access to applications and desktops from almost any device. December 2012 | 53

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of University Business - December 2012

University Business - December 2012
Editor’s Note
College Index
Ad Index
Behind the News
Money Matters
Independent Outlook
5 Reasons Flipped Classrooms Work
Test Driving Mobile
Open Source Myth Busters
Models of Efficiency
1st Annual Readers’ Choice Awards
Education Innovators
Endowments: New Questions
End Note

University Business - December 2012