Coventry University and Ericsson in pact to offer live lessons to students using Cloud platform

By Telecom Lead
Team: Coventry University has tied up with wireless equipment major
Ericsson to offer live lessons to up to a half-million students online.


Coventry
University will be utilizing a cloud service based on IMS architecture (IP
Multimedia Subsystem), a standard for multimedia communication; and the service
In-Game communication from Ericsson, which provides an enriched voice
experience for users. By basing the In-Game solution on Ericsson’s IMS product
portfolio, services can be scaled for unlimited number of users, with
telecom-grade availability and security.


An Ericsson
press release said Coventry University and Ericsson are set to bring learning
to the mobile age. Ericsson will make it possible for teachers to give live
lessons to up to a half-million students online. From their smartphones,
students can listen and interact with the lecturer and tutors who are also
online. 


Coventry
University has established itself as an institution on the cutting edge of
learning. The Serious Games Institute at Coventry University was set up to
conduct research and development into future solutions in education.


We wanted to
work with Ericsson to transform our current range of mobile applications into
an interactive experience for our many thousands of mobile learners. Many
people who now take short courses on their mobiles have been limited to static
images and recorded audio or video,” said Tim Luft, director of the Serious
Games Institute.


We want to
change that, and we hope that the expertise provided by Coventry University and
Ericsson will help to improve the experience of our learners by allowing them
to interact in a number ways, perhaps by listening to a live keynote speech
through a smart phone or sharing course notes with a tutor,” Luft added.


Gaming for
entertainment has been a driver for hardware and software technology for the
last 10 years, and younger generations are familiar with how to use it.
Together with Coventry University we will combine our forethought in gaming
technology with education, and take online education to a new dimension,” said
Magnus Furustam, Head of Core & IMS at Business Unit Networks at Ericsson.


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