As the technology behind video conferencing continues to become more and more effective, more educational institutions are turning to it to as a means to cut costs while still holding valuable class time. These video conferencing services allow professors and guest lecturers to hold lectures as if they were right in the room with their students, even if they are miles away. The same technology can also be leveraged to allow students all over the world to not only virtually attend but take part in lectures, as if they were actually sitting in the classroom.
Revolabs is the latest provider of video conferencing solutions to make a pivot to focus more on education. Its Dean’s List program is a version of its video conferencing solution that is aimed specifically at educators to allow them to host virtual lectures from anywhere in the world. The Dean’s List program also provides discounts and fee structures that are more feasible for educators than other video conferencing services.
The program is currently available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, but the hope is that, as more people utilize the Revolabs family of products, the company will be able to continue to scale and expand its offerings to a wider breadth of countries.
Teleconferencing for education seems as though it will become one of the next big trends in education. The increased efficacy of video conferencing services has made it so that users are seeing less and less of a difference between interactions through this platform and ones that they have face to face. The fact that technology has progressed this far is a huge step for this technology. If teachers can feel as though they are directly in the room with students, and students can not only view but also participate in lectures from anywhere in the world, then that would be a huge step. Movements like the Dean’s List program from Revolabs are huge advancements, not only in the world of conferencing, but for the greater implications for applications in the future.
Article Source: The Conferencing Zone
Author: Andrew Bindelglass