Why opencast wants to provide statistics

Bruerer Markus

Statistics are sets of mathematical equations that are used to analyze what is happening in the world around us. Much of this information was determined mathematically by using statistics. When used correctly, statistics tell us any trends in what happened in the past and can be useful in predicting what may happen in the future.

For a professor at a university, it is important to know if the videos will be watched and what will be watched inside his/her videos. From which locations were the videos watched?

Why is this important - what can be learned from these statistics? Professors can use such information to improve their lectures, or to justify their efforts.

Video administrator or e-learning staff can use statistic information to improve their video environment or clean up no longer used videos.

In contrast to other video solutions, Opencast does not provide any statistic information currently. But Statistics are very important.

In this presentation we like to show you the importance of statistics for different roles. What kind of statistics can be produced, what is important and what is really interesting? - We would also like to hear whether other participants are facing similar requirements and whether there might be an opportunity for a joint funding/effort.