Live Meeting for Virtual Classes?

We've had a few questions about the use of Live Meeting and whether we have examples in the UK. The short answer is no, not at the moment. However, we do have a case study from the US which looks intertesting and worth a look.

Let us know if you want more information on Live Meeting as we'd love to have a UK Education case study. Here's the overview:

Barry University, a private school with 9,300 students in Miami Shores, Florida, wanted to better meet the online communications needs of its administration, faculty, staff, and students. The university was using both Microsoft® Office Live Meeting (2003) and third-party videoconferencing equipment for distance education classes, training, and meetings. The videoconferencing solution, however, was costly and lacked integration with the university’s network infrastructure. In June 2007, the school deployed the latest version of Office Live Meeting. Now, university employees and students have access to live video, document sharing, live chat using VoIP, and archived video recordings. Barry University calculates that using Office Live Meeting could save more than U.S.$100,000 at the main campus and more than $20,000 at each of the school’s 20 satellite campuses in 2007.

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