Higher Education and Video Conferencing

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Technology and education need not be separate from one another, and in fact, haven’t been for a while. Long before COVID-19 necessitated the demand for remote learning solutions, video and audio technology has been a staple for higher education learning. Lecturers can opt to record lectures and learning material for students to access in and out of the classroom when it’s convenient for them. Students can even find a vast array of online lectures and courses to supplement their learning experience, picking up new skills along the way.

With the pandemic forcing students and faculties to operate from home for safety, video conferencing and digital learning was not a totally foreign concept to many. But it’s mostly been a supplement to teaching in a brick and mortar setting up until this point. Higher education faculties across the world have had to adapt to overcome the predicament by adopting video conferencing solutions and digital collaboration platforms.

Video Conferencing and Distance Learning

Technology is a fully integrated part of students’ lives, forming part of their personal lives as well as their studies. Even in a traditional classroom setting, students are constantly on their devices fact-checking, finding additional sources of information and gathering materials to support their own work and learning experience.

Moving to video conferencing and digital collaboration platforms to maintain distance learning isn’t a wild leap for them. After an initial learning curve and period to adapt, students have been shown to function well in a remote learning environment, especially higher education students who are more apt at self-discipline.

Here are some ways videoconferencing is proving beneficial to students and lecturers alike.

It offers personal and hands-on teaching from lecturers

It can be hard to believe, but online classrooms can be more direct and personal than a traditional classroom setting. Lecturers still need to interact with learners on an individual basis, more so now that they’re studying from home, and it’s in the lecturer and the student’s best interest to follow up on the progress and ensure they’re keeping pace with the curriculum. A good strategy a lecturer can implement is to host scheduled video conferences with groups or individual studies to talk to them directly about their coursework, areas they struggle in, and assist them in a hands-on method.

Students have access to lessons at all times for study and revision

One of the joys of remote learning is that it allows for flexible and asynchronous learning. A missed lecture and past lectures facilitated by a video conference can be accessed again through recordings. Students can learn within their own time, at their own pace, and access previous course material when studying. There can never be too much access to quality learning materials, and video collaboration has revolutionized the way lecturers can plan and offer course work.

It replicates a classroom environment online

A downside of remote learning is the loss of the traditional brick and mortar classroom environment students have come to know. But video and audio technology can simulate the classroom environment, with students and lecturers tapping into group calls to communicate directly in real-time. Video conferencing platforms also offer screen sharing features for lecturers to take a look at students’ work should they need assistance.

Additionally, video collaboration bridges the gap between remote students and renowned lecturers from all over the world. Leaders in their fields can offer short courses to those hoping to follow in their footsteps, learning invaluable insider knowledge from the masters themselves. This also gives students the opportunity to study at colleges that would otherwise be out of reach to them. Video conferencing is paving the way to an open playing field of learning opportunities for students across the globe.

It allows faculties to invigorate and reimagine traditional events

Not only has remote learning reinvigorated higher education and opened up new possibilities for the future of learning, but it’s given faculties the chance to get creative with their events. Graduation ceremonies are being reimagined in a digital space with audiovisual technology, and colleges and universities have started offering virtual tours of campuses and classrooms for potential students.

Virtual learning is proving to be more than just a means of surviving a crisis, but as the steppingstone to reevaluating and restructuring how faculties offer education to students. It’s nurturing hands-on learning on a global scale, breaking barriers to create an inclusive, diverse, and dynamic learning environment through creative means. With video conferencing technology and a plethora of digital collaboration mediums, we’re looking to a brighter future for the young minds who will shape our world.

AVT offers a broad spectrum of audiovisual solution to accommodate virtual teaching and learning throughout the COVID crisis and beyond. With partnerships with video conferencing brands such as MS Teams and Zoom, clients can pair these platforms with video conferencing equipment and unified communications systems to create a digital teaching experience that works for them for the short and long term.

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