The classroom of the future can and should be more than just a lecture hall crammed full of students clacking away at laptops while a professor delivers a rote speech. By integrating video, conferencing and mobile technology, universities and colleges can offer students and their instructors an immersive learning and teaching environment that fosters more effective study habits and a wider range of vital life experiences.
Cisco’s LectureVision allows professors to record video anytime and share it with anyone, which enables colleges and universities to offer online courses via Cisco’s WebEx, Mobile Learning and TelePresence solutions. When the classroom is everywhere, students can engage with the material whenever and wherever is most conducive to learning. Additionally, recorded lectures can be delivered to multiple locations, which means instructors can be in many classrooms at once, cutting costs and reducing teacher burnout in the process. And with Polycom’s HD video and telepresence solutions, students need not leave campus to take an illuminating field trip or undertake an enlightening cultural exchange. .
The university experience is more than just a matter of professional training. It is a profound stage of intellectual development that prepares the human mind to grapple with an uncertain and constantly changing future. But the future is also already here, and it is time to embrace it .