Distance Learning has developed through the use of videoconferencing and is a communications tool that allows educators in different locations to share ideas, information and media in real time through interactive audio and video connections. Using video conferencing as the means to connect instructors with students, distance learning programs are expanding both the revenues and reach of higher education institutions. It eliminates the need for travel and makes content “experts” much more accessible to those in need of their knowledge and expertise. It may allow a guest speaker or a text book author to present to students on his or her area of research or expertise. Video conferencing allows the display of multi-media presentations, web based resources and sharing of other media to support your training content. PJS Systems expert design team can work with you to design and build distance learning facilities that are easy to use and where you need them. Let PJS assist you in delivering your educational programs around the world.
- Expand the Curriculum with Virtual Field Trips
Video conferencing makes it possible for students to safely visit new places without leaving the classroom. Museums, aquariums, science labs, zoos, and governmental agencies offer educational video conferencing tours to students.
- Increase Students’ Ability to Learn
Real-world examples of classroom lessons make learning more interesting. Attention to the subject matter increases, and retention rates improve.
- Facilitate Student Collaboration
Students from different parts of the country work together on the same project, giving students a new perspective on their assignments.
- Increase Access to Specialized Experts
Video conferencing gives students the rare opportunity to talk to a national pool of experts in various fields of study. These experts include college professors, authors, and scientists.