College Connections – Telepresence

The compelling case for telepresence in higher education

HIGHER EDTECH | by Andy Lausch

cdwg telepresenceThe number of students applying to and attending college grew 37 percent between 2000 and 2010.  With that kind of growth and competition for students, it is increasingly important for higher education institutions to attract and retain the best and brightest students. Technology can play an important role in reaching new students and bringing new and flexible educational opportunities to current students.

One example of a game-changing technology is telepresence – high-end videoconferencing that connects multiple sites in a true-to-life experience, making participants feel as though they are all in the same room. In addition, telepresence can reduce travel between campuses, expand course offerings across campuses, connect students to guest instructors across the country and around the world, and increase the number and caliber of students taking courses. And now, telepresence comes at a price point…

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