In this post, Marc has compiled the top education articles that The Public Sector View published in 2013, looking at how videoconferencing is revolutionising education, and the benefits that video is delivering to students, schools and school districts.
The way that we educate our children is changing dramatically. Part of that change impacts what we teach students, and is due to a shift in curriculum to help our children better compete in a global economy. The other part of that change is a result of technologies – specifically video teleconferencing (VTC) solutions – that are revolutionizing the actual process of educating students.
Online learning and VTC are enabling teachers to embrace flipped learning, where students digest content at home and then engage in higher level activities in school. VTC solutions are enabling educational institutions to record and host MOOC’s – classes that are free and open to anyone over the Internet. VTC is enabling students that are homebound or abroad to attend their classes without having to be in the classroom. Students are now even capable of defying distance to experience educational opportunities that were previously unavailable thanks to VTC solutions being used for virtual fieldtrips.
But the students aren’t the only ones benefitting from these technologies. Schools and districts are being given the ability to offer courses to their students by bringing in teachers via video when budgets make it impossible to bring a new instructor onto the staff. They’re now able to cut costs and increase productivity by meeting via video, instead of traveling to meet in-person. They’re even able to conduct interviews and handle the hiring of teachers and administrators over video, reducing travel costs.
Here are some of the top articles that Public Sector View published in 2013, looking at how VTC revolutionizing education, and the benefits that VTC is delivering to students, schools and school districts:
TAACCCT grants deliver technologies needed for workforce training Adult education can help a workforce hungry for better jobs get the skills, abilities and knowledge they need to fill the vacancies in their area. VTC can be a valuable tool for bringing this educational content to a non-traditional student base that may have jobs, families and responsibilities keeping them out of the classroom.
Virtual fieldtrips take students behind closed doors Slashed school budgets are making actual field trips a thing of the past in today’s schools. However, using VTC solutions for virtual fieldtrips can help connect students with foreign lands and cultures, and deliver them to places they may never get to physically visit – such as the White House.