Distance learning and video teleconferencing have substantially changed the K-12 education landscape and how many view traditional education. Resources such as VTC have made access to alternative curriculums and virtual field trips budget friendly and have become a much needed means of access for rural schools and those with limited funding.
However, distance learning hasn’t only changed the landscape within K-12 schools. It’s also impacting higher education. For example, Central Arizona College (CAC), the only college in Arizona’s Pinal County, has been implementing successful distance learning and VTC instruction for several years.
CAC utilizes distance learning and VTC solutions as a means to increase enrollment and encourage students in the far reaches of the county to attend; they also use VTC to archive lectures for students who -for one reason or another- cannot attend classes. By archiving the lectures on their media manager, the college enables students with vital access to lectures.
Recently, CAC released an online video about their success with VTC in the classroom and the many ways that it has enhanced the quality of instruction offered at CAC. Throughout the video, members of the faculty, student body and administration discuss the benefits CAC has seen from utilizing such technology within the classroom.
When discussing the overall impact that VTC has had on learning environments, Jonathan Gill, an educational consultant featured in the video said, “Video content management and video conferencing is one of the key pieces of education today.”
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