Generation-e, one of our education partners, is running three events on video conferencing in education, on 22-24th November. They have a long history of working with education customers across Australia, as providers of unified communications systems using Microsoft’s Lync (phone, instant messaging, video conferencing, live remote teaching etc). They’ve worked with schools who have switched off their old telephone system, and increased collaboration by replacing the phone system with a voice, video and IM system. They’ve also done a similar project with Vicdeaf, where the instant nature of the video connections means that they have introduced new accessible messaging options between staff (as you can see on this Vicdeaf case study video)
Here’s the information from the Generation-e team on the events:
Use Video Conferencing to Enrich Learning
To show educators exactly how video conferencing can help achieve learning outcomes, Generation-e and Polycom would like to invite you to attend one of our FREE interactive events scheduled throughout the month of November.
Each of these events will allow you to experience exactly how interactive knowledge sharing and cross-cultural understanding can be incorporated into your school's blended learning approach. Every event will include:
Come along to take part in this great exercise and see how you can enrich your students’ learning experiences, make curriculum more powerful and provide opportunities for professional development any time, from anywhere, over any network.
There are three events - one at the Polycom offices in Melbourne, and two webinars. But, let’s be honest, the one on the 22nd at the offices would get my vote, as you’ll get to meet with colleagues from other schools, and it includes wine & cheese. The two webinar options would definitely be BYO - but much more convenient if you’re not in Victoria!