Web Development

University Reaches More Students Online, Spending Less

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Executive Summary

Munich University is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Germany. Their challenge is to employ online collaboration tools to provide globe-spanning courses, meet new Bologna Process European teaching requirements for higher education and allow international students and professors to attend lectures without travelling. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They implemented Cisco WebEx technology. Cisco WebEx technology offers easy-to-use interface and interactive features, students can view lectures in real time or play back recorded sessions later and chat function allows students to actively participate in virtual discussions and breakout sessions. The results of deploying Cisco were achieved average student usage rate of 20 percent for web-based lectures, improved student preparation before tests and examinations and overcame complex logistics and expenses.

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