Monday, 3 October 2011

Why Video Conferencing in Educational Institutions

Why Video Conferencing in Educational Institutions?
As we open and peep into the News headlines every alternate day we see that all the nations small or big are implementing Video conferencing in important activities. There has been a drastic change in the approach of the political leaders in using Video Conferencing as a tool to acquire instant vision of the news as it happens. As Video conferencing is the only tool which can help to see and interact with the people in news instantly. Now it is to reiterate that Video Conferencing is becoming a common tool every where, whether it is much popular political leaders or health care of common man. Society where fast technology like 3G is being implemented and mobile video conferencing is more taking shape , schools play an important role where molding the children with trending technology becomes a responsibility.

The time is fast approaching that educators have to decide and plan how to use Video Conferencing, as they move ahead to implement educational videoconferencing programs.

As the child of today has to be proficient in diversified fields, the time, staff and the resources have to work in integration in order to make many concepts clear to the students. As the resources are scattered around the country and across the countries the sending the children to all the places is not possible as it involves expenses as well as time consuming. Implementing Video Conferencing in Educational System as a powerful weapon can bring about awareness of skills and training programs for children through people who are proficient and are far of places from their class rooms.

Certain skills which are essential but are not covered in the syllabus can be made possible by Video Conferencing.

Personality Development : Presentation, speaking, memory techniques interacting with people and body language are the skills which are never taught at remote village schools and neither we can find any teacher who can train the children in these skills. Ultimately though the child is extraordinary in his academics he fails in presenting himself. These skills can be made available for the children at remote places by connecting remote schools through Video Conferencing for the classes.

Personal care, Health and Hygiene: There are many school drop outs in remote schools. It becomes major responsibility of the teacher working to ensure that the children are regular to school in what ever condition they are. Though the teacher tells them the importance of personal care and hygiene he /she cannot insist upon personal neatness with fear of child dropping from school. By implementing Video Conferencing and making the children interact with other children in various parts of the country, they get motivated and they understand the important of being hygienic. Here mission of the teacher becomes easier as  he doesn't talk but Video Conferencing talks every thing what he wants to say.

Collaboration of Videos, Audio and Content:
Important subjective video, audio classes and the documents prepared are very difficult to find and identify. Once a set is made it can be shared across all the schools along with experts explanations through Video Conferencing as interactions and discussions on the topics with experts only can clear the doubts of children which is not possible in a normal schooling.

Role modals: Children learn by seeing people who are already successful. They keep role modals in their mind and love to see and interact with successful personalities. Very few lucky children have the chance to interact with such personalities. If the successful people interact with children through Video Conferencing many schools which are remote and cannot even afford to come out of their village will be able to see their dream come true to interact with their role modals which brings about new confidence in them, which helps in molding them into a great citizens of the nation.

Inter school competitions : Arranging a competition and participating in a competition requires the children to go to the venue leaving their regular classes. But if it is academic competition other than sports all the academic competitions can be held in all the schools by connecting them through Video Conferencing where the children can see and interact with other children of different schools and have the same feeling as if the competition is in the same room.

Diversified skills and Art forms. Many of the handicrafts of India are from very remote villages where one can find skill full artisans at work. The handicrafts found in one place are unique to that place only and cannot be found in other places. Through Video Conferencing skill full art from one place can be introduced to children from various parts of the country which is impossible for the child to meet and learn from a skilled person located far away.

Culture and Heritage: The dressing, language, music, dance forms of a region makes it unique to itself. The sculptures and the lifestyle of a place can only be enjoyed when one can see and be a part of it. Though the children see the visuals in a TV show it doesn’t give them a feeling that they are a part of it . When Culture and Heritage of a place is explained through Video Conferencing and interaction with a person who really owns the culture, the children are impressed enjoy with the feeling of being with the people in that place which creates a respect in them for their culture and heritage and make them loves their nation.

After all teaching is to make the child into a good and proud citizen of the country.

The author Shelly is working as an successful SEO for Peoplelink Corporate Solutions, a leader in . Video Conferencing Software and Solutions. She has 3+yrs of experience in Content writing and web designing. She also helps in promoting Audio Conferencing products.

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