3 Ways Temasys Transforms e-Learning with Real-Time CommunicationTim Bell
E-Learning, which is education away from the lecture hall or classroom, has grown much in the past few years and it has many names: blended learning, distance learning, and even MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).
Whatever you call it, e-learning is using computing technology, such as the internet, your laptop and your WiFi, to access curriculum away from a traditional classroom. You may interact with a live instructor from your living room or view a pre-recorded video from a café.
You may not be able to avoid grades, exams, and research papers but you will be able to take advantage of the incredible convenience of learning wherever and whenever you want. E-Learning reduces costs through scaling and minimising transportation or housing costs.
Temasys creates technology services that allows you to embed video, voice, chat, screen sharing into your web applications or mobile device. We help e-Learning companies build secure, reliable, and scalable infrastructure that lets you concentrate on building your curriculum and expanding your market while we take care of the real-time communication.
There are 3 aspects of e-Learning that Temasys can help build your business and help students learn better, faster, and more economically.
1. Flipped Learning as a Blended Learning Strategy
In the Flipped Learning strategy, traditional lectures are viewed outside of the classroom while homework assignments are completed in class with the guidance of the teacher. Implementing this type of blended learning puts the focus on the student instead of the instructor. Students learn content through lectures and reading outside of class but during class students are likely to engage in discussions, perform experiments, have debates, or collaborate on problem solving.
Studies have shown that students perform better in a flipped learning environment, increasing the number of people with excellent grades and getting every student to pass their class. Students are not forced to “cram” for an exam and promptly forget all the content due to the underlying in-depth understanding of the material.
Of course, there are drawbacks to Flipped Learning. There is a ‘digital divide’ for some students that do not have access to the computers and technologies that allow out of class learning. Teachers may also find it difficult to create the high quality video content that is necessary for learning.
Temasys can help build out your e-learning platform that relies on Flipped Learning. Our Skylink SDKs can help you build a content rich voice and video e-Learning platform quickly and easily.
2. Learning a Language Through Asynchronous and Synchronous Methods
By the time you hit your 10th birthday your natural ability to unconsciously absorb a language and become fluent is mostly gone. Shouldn’t be a problem, though, as e-learning technology has developed to help you learn a 2nd language with only a little bit more difficulty and only a little bit more work.
The concepts of asynchronous and synchronous learning are important to understand when discussing e-Learning methodology and can be easily explained in terms of learning a second language.
Asynchronous e-Learning means “one way” and is typically used for most e-learning programs. Students have access to video lectures any time, can view PowerPoint presentations online whenever they want.
Synchronous e-Learning is “two way” and takes place simultaneously in video, audio, or text chat rooms between teachers and students. It is similar to more traditional classroom learning but can take place at a distance and in comfort.
Using both of these methods together provides the best results for learning a language.
The Skylink platform can be used to build video, audio, and chat rooms that works between just about any web browser or mobile device. The platform is being used primarily to enhance synchronous learning and when combined with classroom learning leads to the best possible way to learn a new language.
3. The Lowered Cost of e-Learning
Comparing the costs of an e-Learning program and a traditional all classroom based curriculum, it is obvious that the e-Learning program is significantly less expensive.
These savings come through a variety of ways: travel and transportation costs are reduced or minimised, building maintenance costs are reduced, and the ability to scale the number of students is less expensive.
For corporate training, cost savings are seen through employees not having to lose time at work to take courses and also minimising the cost for meals and snacks that are required for on premise face to face education.
And when you use out of the box functionality from Temasys, you can lower the costs of developing your e-Learning management system. You can get our video, voice, and chat services up and running quickly and easily, sometimes with just 15 lines of code.
Temasys Solutions for e-Learning Companies
Temasys Skylink real-time communication solutions bring industry leading ease-of-use, an unrivaled speed of implementation, and support for deployments of any scale.
You can quickly embed video, voice, and chat engagement into your web applications and mobile apps. Leaving the infrastructure to Temasys allows you to work on your curriculum and truly fulfilling the promise of e-Learning.
We’ve implemented solutions for such organizations as Smart Start Minds by helping them build their communication infrastructure so they can concentrate on building their curriculum and expanding their market.
Our Temasys Skylink SDKs are available to try out here. They have been developed so that you can be up and running quickly and easily and are truly cross-platform, with tools for the web, iOS and Android.
If you have any questions or need more information about implementing solutions for your e-learning applications, please contact us at any time.