University Reaches More Students Online, Spending Less
Munich University is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Germany, with partner universities in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia, and 14,000 students. Some 11 percent of the students are located abroad.
To better accommodate this international presence, the university chose Cisco WebEx™ Meeting Center to provide online lectures and globe-spanning courses that integrated smoothly into its curricula. Faculty and students interact in WebEx meetings as they would in the classroom, and lectures are recorded for on-demand playback, as well. In just one semester, the school’s Department of Industrial Engineering’s MBA and Masters program achieved an impressive 20 percent usage rate, improved student preparation for exams, and reduced costs associated with faculty travel.