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This article by Rob Manson, author of Getting Started with WebRTC, shows how we can use WebRTC as an advantage for education and e-learning.
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The whole education market is currently undergoing yet another revolution as e-learning platforms such as Learning Management System (LMS), e-portfolios, and Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) continue to reshape the whole industry. This has created the perfect fertile ground for the integration of WebRTC. More students and educators are interacting online everyday, but currently this is primarily using standard web page and document-based user interfaces.
The only video and audio conferencing options commonly available to educators and students today are those using proprietary systems, such as Skype and Adobe Connect. Each of these solutions requires additional software and often a completely standalone application to be installed. The setup time to establish each of these calls is usually quite high, and some of these solutions also require a licensing fee or setup cost.
A recently introduced solution that is gaining quite a bit of attraction in the education and e-learning space is Google Hangouts. Yet, even this requires the download of a proprietary browser plugin and also requires that each participant has an active Google Plus account.
With the introduction of WebRTC, it is now possible to skip all of these setup hurdles and seamlessly add video conferencing, screen sharing, and a whole host of other real-time interaction options to the existing web tools that the educators and students are already using.
The education system is changing and with the increasing needs, modern technologies such as video and audio conferencing are of a great help. With introduction of WebRTC, you can seamlessly add video conferencing, screen sharing, and a whole host of other real-time interaction options to the existing web tools that the educators and students are already using.
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About the Author :
Rob Manson is the CEO and co-founder of buildAR.com, the world's leading Augmented Reality Content Management System. Rob is the Chairman of the W3C Augmented Web Community Group, and an Invited Expert with the ISO, W3C, and the Khronos Group. He is one of the co-founders of ARStandards.org and is an active evangelist within the global AR and standards communities. He is regularly invited to speak on the topics of the Augmented Web, Augmented Reality, WebRTC, and multi-device platforms.