Eagle Stream is a collection of online-streamed video programs derived from Project COMPASS that is transforming how remote students experience campus life. The service livestreams events, including supplemental academic activities, college transfer information, interviews with local leaders and campus extracurricular activities from arts to athletics.
Project COMPASS team members developed an award-winning gamified instructional element to proactively combat poor student engagement. The spy-themed game – "Operation Graduating Gilbert" – included both individual and group achievements for students who choose to participate. Student feedback was overwhelmingly positive.
Wake Tech outfitted and opened two video production studios, which serve as free tools available to instructors and students to create videos for integration into courses. These studios afford users with little to no expertise at video production the ability to produce high-quality videos at no cost.
In an effort to promote active and engaged learning by online students, Project COMPASS' Introduction to Business' lead instructor, instructional designer and instructional technologist collaborated to implement an open educational resources (OER) textbook and develop complementary course materials for BUS-110. Students in the course didn't have to buy a textbook, saving the online learners an estimated $360,000 annually. Wake Tech continues to explore opportunities to save students money through quality OER resources.