Dear ADENA partners, it is time to look at Online Education in detail. Online Education allows students to participate in lectures remotely from anywhere in the world. Classes can go uninterrupted, and that means students don’t need to cancel their course applications and universities don’t need to lay off staff. This is a crucial advantage these days, and increasing numbers of universities and schools are seeing it and adapting accordingly.
Some turn to video conferencing software on computers. These applications allow teachers to connect to students and hold lectures using even very basic devices. Students can ask questions in real time much the same way as in a lecture hall. However, such software is usually limited in
- Maximum number of participants
- Content sharing abilities
- Potential connection problems
Participants must also make sure that their microphones and cameras are disabled, as otherwise they will distract everyone. This is already a nuisance with a few participants, and it becomes a true problem when there are dozens and hundreds of them. And on that scale, setting up lectures takes plenty of time from both students and lecturers. These are some of the main concerns among others for education practitioners relying on video conferencing.
Fortunately, these concerns are covered by standalone, specifically designed products, such as AREC Media Capture Systems.
- Flexible arrangement of lectures - they can be streamed online, recorded for offline use, uploaded to VOD platforms and servers, or all at the same time. This saves time for both lecturers and students. Whole courses can be recorded in advance and shown to different groups of students, leaving lecturers time to address specific questions in Q&A sessions.
- Students have access to a database of lecture recordings, giving them a way to revise material anytime during their course.
- In terms of content sharing, AREC allows users to show and use up to 4 video sources at the same time - such as a computer with slides, document camera, lecturer camera, tablet, and more.
- Lastly, connection quality and other participants don’t impact the lectures either - video quality can be adjusted for different networks, and students don’t interrupt each other.
A great number of universities and schools worldwide have already protected their present and future work with Media Capture Systems, for instance,
University of Bari, Italy,
Textile University of Boras, Sweden,
Danish Institute of Technology, Denmark,
Osnabrück University, Germany
Montemorelos University, Mexico
Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics, Russia
and many more.
To know more about them, or about how our systems can help your organization, please contact us via our website www.a-dena.com and we will happily assist you.