There is a tectonic shift in the field of education wherein the conventional methods are being challenged by the technology-led education systems. Educational institutions are using various technological equivalents, like the evolution of VILT (Virtual/ Visual Instructor-led Training) culture, to provide the much-needed differentiation among their peers, writes Amit Chowdry, CEO – PeopleLink
PeopleLink’s Video-enabled Learning Management Solution (VeLMS) provides a blended experience of in-class and virtual remote classes with the same impactful and engaging course delivery methods. The Industry has been moving towards the newer trends of providing virtual and technology-led content over the Internet. Offerings like VeLMS being SCORM-compliant ensure a universality in its course / content management along with the capability of integrating a Live Video over web to make learning fun and effective at the same time.
“We, at PeopleLink, have created an intuitive experience for the educational institutes called the Video-enabled LMS to connect the learners with trainers in real-time and provide their engaging content along with the option of Live Video to bring realism in the virtual education methods,” says Amit Chowdry, Founder CEO of PeopleLink Unified Communications Pvt Ltd.
Experts from the Education vertical have often stressed on the challenges faced by the educational institutes in integrating their classroom digitisation with content management, which generally come from different vendors. The need of the hour is to determine the most appropriate solution provider with a complete product portfolio. PeopleLink has a comprehensive product line of Podiums, Visualisers, Lecturer-tracking Cameras, Classroom Audio setups, along with the state-of-the-art VeLMS, which provides easy User Administration, Universal Content Management, effective and transparent Evaluation Techniques, along with seamless schedulers, feedback and competency reporting features.
The country currently is employing methods to have a larger base of skilled manpower for moving towards the eradication of unemployment issues. There are institutions, both private and government initiated, which are starting their individual efforts towards skill development. The key to highest penetration and farthest reach-out can be achieved only by the use of Video. The Government is trending towards having customisable solutions,
There is a new trend being adopted by universities wherein, they Live Video-stream their important functions, like annual day, convocations or launch ceremonies, to reach out to the larger student community, alumni and parents of the students. We ourselves have been associated with several such institutions like, Integral University (Lucknow), Anand Agriculture University (Gujarat), etc., for their streaming requirements.
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which have the flexibility of effective and dynamic content authoring in different languages to have a larger access base.
PeopleLink recently implemented one of the largest Video deployments for IIT-Gandhinagar having around 800-port connectivity. The institutions of higher education have been making use of these visual capabilities for conducting much engaging learning sessions virtually.
In another of our synchronisations with the institutions, including Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, which recently joined the race of firsts in creating virtual classrooms by deploying Video-enabled digital podiums, along with Document Visualisers with capability of conducting Live Lectures with distant and affiliated colleges using PeopleLink Video Collaboration.
Not just the educational institutions, but various organisations with training requirements, are adopting the Video-enabled learning solutions for training their students, staff and partners. This not only brings down the cost involved in training but also increases the reach and effectiveness. Institutions have started using these technologies to initiate Distance Education programmes, Rural Education drives, International Courses, etc. Students can use these technologies and content to interact with the best of institutions without the need of travelling and having an access to vast Digital Libraries for accessing content to encourage self-paced learning.