- Video Conferencing
- Media Technology
The importance of multimedia communication is also growing in the education sector. Even in primary schools, video conferencing can help to prepare pupils for the future: virtual expeditions to museums, libraries or (partner) schools abroad... there are numerous potential applications.
Scientific or cultural institutions benefit from flexible communication, administrative meetings with no travel costs, shorter communication channels, and considerable time and cost savings. Experts can hold live discussions of their research results and professors can carry out examinations regardless of location. Even now, lectures can be streamed live and on demand from various lecture halls at the same time.
Jacobs University in Bremen is just one of many examples of how video conferencing can enhance day-to-day education: after extensive planning and construction work, they inaugurated their state-of-the-art e-learning conference system in November 2010. Equipped with the latest video and audio technology for just under 100 people and up to eight different conference connections, the system enables interactive lectures and academic discussions to be held with partners anywhere in the world.