Global staff holding meetings for online school

Monday, July 16 2012

Organizations don't always need a physical stronghold in order to be successful. Online educational institutions are known for offering high-quality learning tools to internet-based classes of hundreds to thousands of students, all of whom earn degrees without ever setting foot in a classroom.

This doesn't mean that these individuals never meet face-to-face. In fact, some schools have adopted full scale web conferencing to allow faculty and staff to communicate and discuss important issues and scheduling strategies, on top of already integrating this technology into regular classes.

Expanded horizons

One such institution, Western Advanced Central University, mingles both online and traditional class structures while employing teachers around the world. In order to make sure all these individuals can connect in a meaningful fashion, the school is using video conferencing technology to ensure all of its participating bodies are free to meet online.

"This initiative will drastically improve the quality of education being provided at online institutions in general and at WAC University in particular," said the school's Dean in a statement regarding adoption of video conferencing into its academic portfolio.

In the release, the institution noted that the adoption of web conferencing would be extended to its teachers in order to create a friendly and open network for them to communicate. "The objective," the release stated, "is to provide students with superior foundational guidance to help them successfully achieve their academic goals."

A world shift

Not only will these programs assist students and teachers with connecting to one another, they will also help provide these individuals with a global perspective. Some schools have integrated video conferencing simply to encourage this outlook for their students and staff, according to The Information Daily.

In a recent article, the news source stated that schools in the U.K. would be receiving web conferencing technology in all public K-12 classrooms to let them connect with students around the world. The move was backed by the British Council, with the idea being that this tool will allow children to see how other people live and work around the world and also help them to understand international plights like famine, sickness and poverty. The Council also hopes it will enhance the educational opportunities of those connecting with British teachers and students.