Central Arizona College Recognized for Video Teleconferencing Collaboration Efforts
By Angela Askey, Director of Marketing
Central Arizona College was recently featured on Polycom’s Public Sector View for the work being done with video teleconferencing (VTC) and video content management. To view please visit: http://publicsectorview.com/education-1/video-teleconferencing-drives-enrollment-success-central-arizona-college/.
Marc McCormick of Polycom explains, “Distance learning and video teleconferencing have substantially changed the K-12 education landscape and how many view traditional education.” Using CAC as an example, he continues to explain how distance learning also is impacting higher education.
Through the college’s successful implementation of VTC solutions as well as other distance learning strategies, students are being provided with greater access to courses. These efforts have provided students throughout Pinal County an opportunity to attend classes they may not otherwise be able to be at in person.
“We have been able to offer courses that would otherwise not be possible. We can connect to tablets through the ITV system so students can actually share what is on their screen.” said Keith Ubanks, Professor of English. “That is something we can’t do in the traditional classroom. There is an interactive quality to it.”
Sarah Taylor, a CAC student comments about her experience, “it is fairly simple to see when other people in the call are able to grasp what they are trying to teach them.”
CAC is also using VTC to archive lectures for students on the college’s media manager. This enables students to easily access lecture material from anywhere.
Karen Hindhede, Professor of English and Communications Division Chair speaks to the advantages of the VTC. “We had a visiting professor from India come and speak to the students and that was captured on the streaming video. That video can be shown to future creative writing classes and it was also posted on our website and available for anyone.”