[Guide] 6 Reasons Why Video Conferencing Is Essential For Education

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The goal of education is to create the best opportunities for learning for as many students as possible. Unfortunately, not all educational institutions have the ability or resources to offer such programs, and students may be left hungry to learn all the world has to teach them. With video conferencing, you can bring the world into the classroom. In this e-book, we will look at some of the best uses of video conferencing technology in education. If you have questions or want to see for yourself how this technology can help you transform your educational institution, please book a demo: http://www.lifesize.com/social/demo

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  • 1. 6 REASONSWHY VIDEOCONFERENCINGIS ESSENTIAL FOREDUCATIONOffer enriching programs beyondthe four walls of your classroom

2. 6 REASONS WHY VIDEO CONFERENCINGIS ESSENTIAL FOR EDUCATIONOffer enriching programs beyond the four walls ofyour classroomINTRODUCTIONExtending the Reach of the Classroom with Video p. 0301Enhances Curriculum p. 0402Enables Distance Learning p. 0503Fosters Global Collaboration p. 0604Optimizes Learning Opportunities p. 0705Integrates with Blackboard Learn p. 0806Enables Video Beyond the Classroom p. 09APPENDIXExplore Video Conferencing p. 10 3. INTRODUCTIONExtending the Reach of theClassroom with VideoThe goal of education is to create the best opportunities for learningfor as many students as possible. Unfortunately, not all educationalinstitutions have the ability or resources to offer such programs, andstudents may be left hungry to learn all the world has to teach them.With video conferencing, you can bring the world into the classroom. Inthis e-book, we will look at some of the best uses of video conferencingtechnology in education.If you have questions or want to see for yourself how this technologycan help you transform your educational institution, please contact us.As an educator, I find that the most successful technologysolutions we have are those that are simple to use, manageand deploy. At ESU 10, weve deeply integrated video in ourcurriculum through programs such as virtual field trips,guest lecturers, and cross-campus collaboration. [This is] acritical tool as we continue to offer enriching video-enabledprograms to our students across the district. John Stritt, Distance Learning Coordinator, ESU 10Seen Enough? Book A Demo 3 4. 01Enhances CurriculumGo on virtual field trips or bring in subject matter experts from aroundthe globeEducators all want to make coursework more engaging, despitelimited resources. Video conferencing in education enables curriculaenhancements without straining resources. Imagine a class enrichedthrough the addition of virtual field trips, collaboration exercises withremote classrooms and accessibility to subject-matter experts allaround the globe. From visiting world-renowned museums to learningabout the stars from astronauts who have seen them from space, thepower of HD video facilitates interactive learning experiences. If youhave questions or want to see for yourself how this technology canhelp you transform your educational institution, please contact us.At Barrow County Schools, a high school science class collaboratedwith a Georgia Tech University professor for a nanotechnology project.They viewed examples of carbon nanotubes in such crystal-clearquality that the students felt as if they were in the professors labwith him.Video conferencing allows our students to see things thatthey would have never experienced any other way. For thiscounty in particular, it is critical to show these students theoptions, opportunities and potential they all have. Wanda Creel, Superintendent, Barrow County SchoolsSeen Enough? Book A Demo 4 5. 02Enables Distance LearningConnecting rural students via videoIn the past, students in sparsely populated rural areas have missedout on many of the opportunities that their urban and suburban peershave taken for granted. Connecting these rural students via videoconferencing can dramatically improve the quality of their learningexperience. This enables them to both attend school from home andgives them access to field trips and experts they would otherwise neverhave the opportunity to experience.Suddenly we can offer our students a much wider varietyof subjects, which will give them a vital advantage beforeheading off to university. It is a major boost to rural schoolswho previously could only offer a limited choice of courseoptions. Edward McEvoy, CEO, Co Offaly VEC(Vocational Education Committee)5Seen Enough? Book A Demo 6. 03Fosters Global CollaborationInstant connection to classrooms in other countriesIn our increasingly global society, its more important than ever forstudents to have an appreciation for the world around them. Instantlyconnecting to other classrooms in countries all over the globe putsa face on geographically distant communities and cultures, preparingstudents to be citizens and stewards of the more open, more tolerantand more interconnected world of tomorrow.Dr. Jay McDaniel, a religious studies professor at Hendrix College inArkansas, sought to use video conferencing to teach his students aboutChinese culture by connecting his class with students at HeilongjiangUniversity in Harbin, China.Lifesize is allowing us to push the limits of what an engagedclassroom experience is. The image quality must be solifelike that it can replicate an in-person classroom soour students can be fully engaged. Lifesize provides thatgenuine experience without any compromises. David J. Hinson, EVP/CIO, Hendrix CollegeSeen Enough? Book A Demo 6 7. 704Optimizes Learning OpportunitiesStream, record and archive sessions for future playbackVideo conferencing technology in education enables students andeducators alike to learn on the schedule that suits them best. For staffdevelopment meetings or classroom lectures, video sessions can berecorded for students to watch later, whether they missed the classdue to absence or just want to go over the content during study time.Video streaming and recording enables the delivery of education in HDfrom the classroom to the laptop or to mobile devices while on the go.School counseling and art therapy students at George WashingtonUniversity conduct mock therapy and counseling sessions withpatients and have them recorded and live-streamed for professors.We dont want our students to have to worry about thetechnology; it should be an enabler, not a hindrance. Thestudents are excited to use it and, most importantly, theycan focus their attention on what matters mostlearninghow to become the best counselors and therapists theycan be. Sean Connolly, Director of Information Technology for Columbian College of Arts andSciences, George Washington UniversitySeen Enough? Book A Demo 8. 05Integrates with Blackboard LearnLive or recorded videosjust part of the daily curriculumThe Blackboard Learn platform serves thousands of higher education,K12, professional, corporate and government organizations. Withcompatible video conferencing solutions working behind the scenes,teachers can make live or recorded videos part of their daily coursematerials. Additionally, students and educators can view and playback HD-quality video from the Blackboard Learn web-based interface,accessed from any computer, smartphone or tablet.We have especially loved Lifesize Video Centers integrationwith Blackboard, and as a result, we are now able to offerdegrees that are entirely online, such as a graduate degreein education technology and an online nursing degree. Thestudents can just log in to the platform and watch thelectures at their convenience from any location. I expectthat this program will continue to grow in the future as moredegrees are offered. Mike Duncan, IT Services, University of ArkansasSeen Enough? Book A Demo 8 9. 06Enables Video Beyond the ClassroomAdministrators benefit too!Once up and running for educational purposes, the enormous benefitsof video conferencing as a tool for internal and administrative practiceswill also become apparent. Broadcast administrative updates and school news straight tothe classroom over video rather than requiring assemblies. Conduct remote parent-teacher conferences to help minimizescheduling conflicts using only an Internet connection and awebcam. Host video staff meetings and provide a recorded session forthose who are unable to attend the live meeting. Use video to train teachers and teaching assistants from whereverthey are, on any device. Record onboarding sessions and stream HR updates for personnelthroughout the district.Technology or support is not the issue anymore. The qualityis superb. A student assistant can easily set up a videomeeting and manage the conference. It is merely a matterof communication: the remaining thing to worry about isagreeing on the right schedule, the right time zone, thenumber of participants and the booking of the room. Arjan Sas, ICT Coordinator at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at theUniversity of Amsterdam9Seen Enough? Book A Demo 10. APPENDIXExplore Video ConferencingVideo conferencing solutions for education can bring the world to yourclassroom more simply and cost-effectively than youd imagine. And ifyou need assistance to secure video conferencing technology funding,Lifesize can help! The Lifesize Grant Services Program makes thefunding process easy by identifying funding opportunities, creatingproposals and managing the entire process for you at no charge.We invite you to explore how video conferencing from Lifesize willhelp you optimize learning opportunities and extend the reach of yourclassroom.Seeing Is BelievingWe hope that you found our 6 Reasons Why Video Solutions AreEssential for Education guide helpful and, because we know thatseeing is believing, we would be delighted to arrange an opportunityfor you to experience the power of video for [email protected]