We are seeing a tremendous increase in the number of customers who are delivering all types of training globally using Skype with InnerPass. If you’re not familiar with the terms Distance Learning or Distance Education, it is a field of education that focuses on providing instruction to students who are not physically “on site” in a traditional classroom or campus. This emerging technology has become widely used in universities and businesses around the world.
Since students and the source of information are often separated by time and distance, Skype and InnerPass have proven to be an ideal solution. Instructors and educators use our meeting rooms for presentations and instructional documents that their students can access anytime. Screen sharing allows real-time instruction and because our meeting rooms are ‘persistent’ the students can access material long after the presentation is over.
Some of our customers include Lancelot’s Workshop which teaches 3D Woodcarving, Oak Horizons which teaches medical transcription, ProTrader which teaches day trading, and various organizations who focus on special education.
InnerPass is a great tool for delivering distance learning either to individual students or for groups up to 100 in a session because the instructor can
– Start a Skype Call with students at no cost.
– Share their desktop with up to 100 students simultaneously.
– Store training material in InnerPass “Rooms” that are available to students before, during, and after a session.
– Use InnerPass “Contact Groups” to schedule and start training sessions easily.
– Employ Skype group chat for asking questions when there are several students in a session.
The Seattle-based research firm, Ambient Insight LLC, estimates that approximately $1.4B will be spent on devices and services for delivering Distance Learning. John Flores, Executive Director of the US Distance Learning Association is quoted as saying “The mobile application is really just another extension of the Classroom. Students today are our Digital Natives…They have grown up with these devices”.