Video chat is nothing new, but it seems the education industry is now the latest market to leverage video communication to create more dynamic learning experiences and meet the growing demands of learning from home.
Enter TokBox, who claims to offer “the simplest group video conferencing service” on the web. With its full suite of APIs, third-parties can easily add video communication to their own websites.
Thus two education software service providers, 2tor and ProctorU, have integrated video conferencing into the online educational services they provide.
2tor is a supplier of the tools needed by higher education institutions to deliver degree programs online. They initially integrated TokBox into their USC Master of Arts in Teaching program and have now also integrated the Kaltura media player into the video chat so that students and professors can review video footage, collaborate and learn together.
ProctorU is a provider of online proctoring to higher education institutions. With the integration of TokBox, they now allow students to take their exams from the comfort of their own home. Students are observed, via webcam, and simply take their exams and submit them online.
All I can say is this would have come in handy that time I skipped an exam to go to Vegas in college.