by Rocky Mitarai
What would it be like to select the best graduate and undergraduate programs from around the country and put them into one university? That is the goal of 2U, which partners with major universities from across the U.S. to deliver marquee programs through its virtual campus.
2U develops state-of-the-art technology so universities can deliver curricula in a unique online learning environment. From more than 200 products, the company chose Adobe Connect, a web conferencing and elearning platform, as the foundation of its virtual classroom environment and interactive solution.
“The choice was clear, and we’ve never looked back,” says James Kenigsberg, CTO and co-founder of 2U. “Students and instructors participating in virtual higher education programs need the flexibility and ease of use that encourages adoption, and customizable interfaces to facilitate meaningful conversations. Adobe Connect offers it all.”
Adobe Connect enables instructors to enhance lessons with on-the-fly activities, such as polls, video chat, whiteboarding, and breakout sessions, helping to create a true classroom experience that can be accessed from any device. By combining quality content, world-class instructors, and the advanced virtual campus enabled by Adobe Connect, 2U and its education partners are seeing more students from more regions participating.
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