MARKHAM, ON -- (Marketwired) -- 06/19/13 -- Avaya Canada today announced that Niagara College is enhancing student learning through the use of innovative video technology.
Students and staff in the college's $40-million Applied Health Institute can use Avaya Scopia® videoconferencing and Avaya Flare® Experience to learn and train as healthcare professionals, while sharing information and best practices easily.
The new video technologies, built on the college's existing Avaya Aura® core infrastructure and implemented by Avaya channel partner Combat Networks, speak to the college's goal to bring innovation to the student body in an easy and cost-effective manner.
Leveraging Avaya's solutions in high definition (HD) video, real-time collaboration, and unified communications, the benefits of this new solution are highlighted by:
•Better feedback and instruction from teaching staff (using video to review students' performance in simulated health emergency settings) •Increased access to guest speakers and subject matter experts from around the world •More flexible, on-demand learning for remote students •More support for self-directed learning
Niagara College's teaching staff also benefits from mobile video conferencing elements that encourage collaboration, support numerous participants and save time and money associated with traveling for meetings.
The new Avaya video collaboration solution includes several elements:
•HD video: Deployed across various Niagara College locations, Scopia video conferencing provides HD video interactions -- from the classroom, to the boardroom, to the BYOD phenomenon including personal video on desktop and mobile devices. The Scopia solution offers seamless real-time interactive video conferencing, rich content sharing, and full meeting moderation capabilities including streaming and recording from virtually anywhere, anytime.
•Real-time collaboration: The Avaya Flare Experience offers quick and easy access to telephony, op desktop video, social media, as well as audio, video, web conferencing and more. All members of Niagara's senior management team are now outfitted with this solution.
•Unified communications: Bringing Niagara College's entire communications system together, Avaya Aura Session Manager makes it possible to unify media, modes, networks, devices, applications and real-time actionable presence across a common infrastructure, creating the web-style, on-demand access to all of the school's existing and new technology.
"As an educational institution, we want to be as cutting-edge as possible and deliver innovative learning experiences. I truly believe Avaya's video technology is going to have profound implications on teaching and learning here at Niagara College. We've easily integrated this solution into every facet of our unified communications, and it's very simple for our team to use and support."
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