Barco has parnered with Kaltura in a strategic partnership focused on the education and corporate training sectors. Under the partnership, Barco and Kaltura will focus on delivering Barco’s weConnect with Kaltura’s video platform in classrooms. By opening APIs between the two companies adaptable systems, educational institutes and business schools around the world will now have access to streamlined and optimized sessions through weConnect-enabled physical or remote digital classrooms supported by the best quality audiovisual system.
EdTech is heading towards instructor-led, virtual sessions, which are increasingly becoming a critical part of the digital transformation of training. More and more business schools, corporate training academies, universities and colleges want to be able to provide a live distance learning experience that facilitates engaged and interactive learning.
Ellen Van de Woestijne, education segment marketing director at Barco, said: “We’re very excited to team up with Kaltura to deliver our customers a better learning experience. By connecting our weConnect solution with Kaltura’s video platform, the customer can bring synchronous and asynchronous training experiences into an integrated solution for better insights and improved learning outcomes.”
Liad Eshkar, managing director of partnerships and strategy at Kaltura, said: “We are thrilled to have Barco join our partner ecosystem under the Open Capture standard. Our main goal is to accommodate any video workflow and provide best-of-breed solutions for our Education and Enterprise customers. With the new partnership, our joint customers can now leverage Barco’s solutions and Kaltura’s media management platform to turn any physical classroom or training center into a 21st-century digital room, combining live and online students and supporting hybrid learning.”
Barco and Kaltura believe that to successfully meet the needs of today’s modern learners and trainers, the environment must deliver the same experience as in a physical classroom. The combined solution will deliver an outstanding workflow experience for users and provide trainers with better engagement metrics and analytics – something that’s also becoming increasingly important in the modern education sector.
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