"We've tried to evolve the way we are teaching. From a bad situation, we were able to find some good solutions," says Professor Angelo Miglietta, Vice Rector at IULM University of Milan, Italy. He's reflecting on how the university adapted to the demands of teaching throughout the global Covid-19 pandemic, with Canon PTZ cameras playing an integral role. "It accelerated tendencies we had before. Now some courses will be held only online, not because we're trying to save money, but because it is much more effective."
IULM offers graduate and postgraduate degrees spanning arts, business and communication, including PR, languages, interpreting, tourism, marketing and media. It brings together cultural heritage and professional skills, representing a "meeting point between the academic world and the labour market."
By bringing a range of Canon pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) cameras on board, IULM is now offering students improved online learning options, with recorded lessons and livestreamed events including inaugurations and graduations. "We wanted to find a way to save time and involve fewer employees in video production, to be more effective, efficient, and run more events at the same time, with a lower human resources cost," says Professor Miglietta.
The university's multi-cam system of 4K UHD cameras includes six CR-N300 cameras, three CR-N500 cameras and one RC-IP100 controller to operate the cameras remotely across the main auditorium and additional lecture theatres, providing an enhanced and professional output for years to come.