The power of video conferencing and Lifesize Cloud allows a world of knowledge to be brought into the classroom. By working with educational institutes all over the world, Lifesize has been able to create a more connected learning experience, by tailoring our technology to suit the specific requirements of educators. Here are just a few of the many elements that HD video conferencing can bring to education:
Virtual field trips
Offering students an extensive and diverse curriculum is a very resource intensive endeavour. When physical travel is made impractical or impossible by budget or time constraints, Lifesize can save the day! A great example of this is our work with the Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, wherein we worked together to create a video conferencing field trip programme now utilised by over 5000 schools.
An expert can help provide a different perspective on a particular subject, and help bring meaning to a lesson. Even with their very busy schedules, Lifesize makes it easier than ever to leverage and share this knowledge. Where logistics, timetables and expense comes into play, Lifesize enables you to bring subject matter, experience and experts to a far greater audience, from anywhere in the world.
A great example of where Lifesize made this possible was with the Technical University of Munich, who were able to connect engineering students with robotics experts for an in-depth workshop, something that would have otherwise been prohibitively expensive.
With schools varying greatly in size and structure, smaller schools may not have the resources or the funds required to bring in-school experts for each subject matter. Lifesize is being used worldwide to enable strong pioneering schools to share their expertise and lessons with smaller, maybe rural, or more vulnerable schools, enabling a more inclusive learning experience to more students and helping to build stronger inter-school collaboration.
A global classroom
As the world gets smaller, it is of growing importance that students have knowledge of other countries and cultures. With video conferencing, schools can collaborate from opposite sides of the globe with a single click, crossing traditional classroom boundaries. Putting a face to geographically distant and diverse peoples can help prepare students to be more aware and tolerant of our globalised planet.
Continue the learning with Amplify
For both students and staff, the ability to record and share via Lifesize Cloud Amplify makes it easy to track and reinforce knowledge. Whether a student misses a class through illness, or a teacher misses the meeting due to home life, Amplify ensures that learning can take place on their own schedule.
Meeting with parents and ensuring they are involved in the development and education of their children is of paramount importance. With Lifesize Cloud, scheduling conflicts can be avoided by meeting remotely. With the power to invite guests on a web app, all they need is an internet connection and webcam in order to participate in the conference, making it easier on your schedule and theirs.
In an ever changing world, Lifesize are committed to providing the education industry with the tools needed to adapt and succeed. The above is just a few of the many ways in which video conferencing can enrich the quality and scope of learning that you can provide to your students. To learn more about Lifesize Cloud and how it can benefit your educational institute, talk to a video conferencing expert today.