Kaltura Brings Video Services to Higher Education
Kaltura, an open source online video platform, is headed to college. The company has partnered with IT consulting firm Unicon, Inc. to deliver its video services to higher education institutions. Kaltura's software already integrates with popular learning management systems like Moodle, so Unicon's role as an authorized reseller will be to do the heavy lifting associated with getting the product up and running in schools and universities.
This isn't Kaltura's first venture into the world of higher education. Earlier this year, it was chosen to power The Wall Street Journal -- WSJ On Campus, a site that gives college students a platform to discuss the college selection process through videos, photos, and reviews. Many universities already use Kaltura to provide students with access to online classes, lectures, and more.
Since Kaltura's launch in 2007, the company has been turning up all sorts of places. It delivered the video content during OSCON 2009, it's integrated into the popular collaboration software from Mindtouch, and powers the video content at Forum Network, a free lecture service offered by NPR and PBS.
Individuals can use Kaltura, too. There's a WordPress plugin that users to play and edit video remixes, as well as provide interactive, collaborative video on blogs. To activate the plugin, just head to the WordPress admin application to get it up and running.