Video Delivers Face-to-Face Interaction for Remote Students
University of Southern California delivers its master of engineering program online on the Distance Education Network. Their challenge is to increase interactivity to provide rich classroom experience, enable classroom accessibility for working professionals and implement single platform for both academic and business collaboration needs. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They implemented Cisco WebEx technology. Cisco WebEx technology enables remote classroom presentations and group project work, live high-quality video increases interactivity and class participation and hosted model helps ensure network stability and accessibility. The results of deploying Cisco were facilitated program completion rate of more than 80 percent, increased online collaboration for class projects by 250 percent and improved ease of access for local and international offsite students.