Infotech Lead America: Polycom is supporting adult student education program in Denmark.
For instance, Danish education provider VUC Storstrøm uses Polycom’s video collaboration technology to offer remote education to 5,000 adult students.
Thanks to Polycom, VUC Storstrøm has received the 2013 International Distance Learning Awards — a silver award winner in the category Best Practices for Distance Learning Programming — for its innovative project.
VUC Storstrøm’s Global Classroom program enables adult students who did not complete school to finish their degree and learn new skills by attending virtual lessons, making themselves more employable.
VUC Storstrøm is one of the 30 adult education centers in Denmark providing students with the opportunity to improve their educational skills and employment prospects.
VUC uses Polycom HDX Series room video solutions, with multipoint connections implemented via the Polycom RealPresence Collaboration Server (RMX) – part of the Polycom RealPresence Platform.
To participate, students download Polycom RealPresence Desktop video software onto their personal computer and enjoy secure, HD-quality desktop video collaboration with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface.
Flemming Neilsen, Project Manager responsible for the Global Classroom program at VUC Storstrøm, said: “As an education provider, we wanted to make sure that everyone who wants to improve their skills has equal access to our classes. With Polycom RealPresence video collaboration solutions, we’ve managed to achieve this goal and attract students who would otherwise be unable to attend due to their location or other commitments.”
To enable more adults to take advantage of distance learning, VUC Storstrøm is currently in discussions to extend the Global Classroom initiative to other VUC centers across Denmark.