Hammond, Louisiana (PRWEB) July 30, 2014
IRIS Technologies, Inc., announced today that Southeastern Louisiana University has received a full funding grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to adopt the company's Landro® Play Analyzer technology into their Master's-Level Counseling Program. This project shepherds in a new technological advancement offered to the practicum and internship students, as well as faculty and research departments.
Students typically retain only 3% of what they are taught in traditional lecture formats. However, memory and recall climbs to 70% when video is incorporated into the teaching format. These benefits are further magnified when supervising graduate and internship students who are required to log hundreds of hours of field experience to develop and refine their individual performance techniques.
When used for research evaluation and analysis, videotapes and DVDs have proven to be inefficient for gauging student or client progress. Endless linear rewinding and searching through footage has rendered this process cumbersome and time-consuming, taking away valuable time from instruction and skills development.
Landro Play Analyzer, a software system that enables faculty supervisors to monitor and record live video sessions of students in practice, cuts video segment retrieval time down to seconds. The system's unique cataloguing and playback technology is expected to improve practitioner and student memory and recall, while enabling performance analysis through rapid video search and review. Furthermore, Landro will also benefit the university's research efforts by providing more accurate and efficient access to clinical data and video examples, allowing supervisors to provide faster corrective measures for treatment and student training.
Dr. Reshelle Marino, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, of Southeastern's Department of Health and Human Sciences, is excited about receiving the grant. "In addition to faculty using Landro to develop training material, utilizing this technology for the required 700 field experience hours would greater enhance the experience for our graduate students and allow them to be competent and competitive in today’s workforce." She continues, "There are only twelve accredited counseling programs in Louisiana, and Southeastern will be the first and only one to use the advanced technology offered by Landro."
Jerry Salandro, founder and CEO of IRIS Technologies, Inc., and Landro inventor, expands, "In the counseling profession, it is crucial that students acquire the necessary skills to effectively interact with clients. An essential element of their development is video recording and the subsequent detailed self-analysis of core skills, followed by faculty or student one-on-one instructional supervision. The Landro Play Analyzer constitutes a substantial advancement in clinical session management, evaluation and research. With Landro, practitioners and supervisors can execute improvement measures almost immediately. We're proud and honored to be a part of this important program." Mr. Salandro will be personally visiting the university in August to train faculty and students.
But, Landro's applications go well beyond the educational and clinical markets. Salandro elaborates, "We use a slogan, 'Study Yourself.' We can do the same thing to any market looking to improve performance and technique by observing themselves in action. Landro's greatest advantage is in providing random access to tagged video segments within a one-hour recording session, literally in seconds. We present this in what we call an analysis center that provides an index of the video similar to the index of a book. The user only sees the essential highlights of their tagged segments, allowing them to reach that 'A-ha!' moment."
The Landro Play Analyzer will enable Southeastern Louisiana University to fulfill its mission of managing an effective counseling center with the judicious investment of resources while continuing to support a strong learning environment for students in the program.
Dr. Marino summarizes, "The ultimate goal of implementing the Landro technology is to cultivate a more-effective and efficient counseling environment that supports the development of talent, provides a reliable and valuable learning environment, and enhances the counseling of our clients. Landro will help us enrich the experiences of our students by expanding the scope and depth of the services available in the counseling facility, equipping them to succeed in an increasingly competitive world."
"Repetition is the mother of skill," Salandro concludes, "and Landro lets teachers and students alike focus on the valuable teaching moments buried within all that video."
Learn more about Landro at http://www.landro.com.
About IRIS Technologies, Inc.
IRIS Technologies, Inc., founded in 1987, designs, engineers and presently markets directly to colleges and universities. It has over 70 patent claims for products it has designed for the video industry. Landro Play Analyzer was introduced in 1997 for the sporting industry and later expanded its market to university counseling, nursing and speech pathology graduate programs.
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