Virtual Classrooms for the Modern Student
Multi-faceted Solution Options
Recent advances in audio visual and collaboration technologies have enabled a broad array of distance learning options to address many kinds of challenges for students, faculty and their educational institutions. VSGi distance learning solutions can help your school or training program:
How VSGi Helped University of Florida Health Services Create a Distance Learning Network
Learn how VSGi helped the University of Florida Health Science Center create a distance learning system to ensure students at multiple locations across the state could access curricular content without the time challenges and costs of traveling to the Gainesville campus to access top faculty.
Indiana University Study from Pexip
Remote Attendance and Student Outcomes
Researchers from Indiana University and Pexip studied the effects on attendance, absenteeism, and grades from allowing remote attendance for live college classes. Learn how this blended approach led to better outcomes.
On-demand Distance Learning Classes
Watching pre-recorded classes online is one of the first distance learning experiences many people have. Millions of online learners have turned to the Internet for new free and paid learning options:
- How-to videos from YouTubers
- Documentaries on services like Hulu, Netflix, Curiosity Stream
- Online learning sites like Great Courses Plus, Udemy, or Masterclass
- MOOCs at elite colleges
Recording classes for on-demand replay can dramatically increase student satisfaction and organizational efficiency. It allows students to virtually make up missed classes or review challenging material for better learning. Plus it allows infrequently taught classes to be available to meet students’ scheduling needs. Combinations of independent study and small group learning programs with on-demand lecture programs can significantly expand instructor-utilization efficiency. With proper implementation these technologies quickly pay for themselves by reducing administrative costs and improving staff productivity.
VSGi offers a variety of services and technologies to help you capture your classroom content and experience for later viewing. Whether you prefer to capture and edit highly-produced content segments or fully automate the video capture and streaming process, VSGi can help you put together the right solution for your institution.
Live Distance Learning Classes
Extending the live learning environment beyond the classroom is easier and more cost effective than ever with today’s robust video conferencing and distance learning technologies. Live streaming classes allows distance learners to listen and participate in class remotely. It allows students to virtually attend class even when they are sick. It empowers shy students uncomfortable with speaking in class to reach out via less intimidating chat interfaces. It allows working students to attend class without missing work to travel to and from campus. It broadens the education institution’s geographic reach to include regional, national and even international students.
New innovations in cloud video conferencing, camera technology and artificial intelligence automate capturing the experience and allow remote students to fully participate in the class with almost no technical intervention from in-room participants. VSGi can configure fully integrated systems that allow professors to simply click one button to begin a class, view the video and chat feeds from remote participants on a dedicated screen, and automatically stream the recording of the class to a public or private web location.