Liberty Career Academy expands reach to over 2000 under-served students in Gujarat with Avaya Video Solution

13 Jun 2014
• Solution to deliver powerful mobile virtual learning experience for faculty and students
• Uses HD multi-party video collaboration technology including dual 1080p/60fps
• Estimated 30 percent annual cost savings will be achieved from efficiencies in bandwidth utilization

New Delhi, India - 13 June, 2014: Avaya, a global provider of business communications and collaboration systems and services has today announced that Liberty Career Academy has selected Avaya Scopia videoconferencing capabilities to enhance its video-enabled learning platform – helping more students in remote locations benefit from access to education and delivering operational cost savings in the process.

Liberty Career Academy, one of the leading private coaching institutes in Gujarat, has deployed Avaya’s comprehensive video conferencing solutions across its 12 centers and 60 classrooms. The Academy provides educational facilities to more than 2000 underserved students across remote cities throughout Gujarat. The institute successfully reduced the cost of its operations – including time, travel and administration - by implementing video conferencing solutions. The student learning and engagement experience has been transformed by the provision of remote classroom sessions which enables the Academy to deliver the same rich compelling content, and allows remote students to interact with their classroom-based peers and expert faculty.

Core to the deployment was the installation of the Avaya Scopia® Elite 6110 multi-point control unit (MCU) which supports a true HD experience delivered via Avaya Scopia XT 4200 HD video-conference endpoints. This HD multi-party video collaboration solution optimizes bandwidth utilization and the Academy estimates it will deliver up to 30 percent savings in bandwidth costs annually.

Video conferencing has proved itself as an effective tool for distance learning. There are many students living in remote areas of India who are deprived of good quality education due to lack of appropriate faculty and resources. These solutions have been recognized as a powerful learning tool, empowering educational institutes to engage remote students in a video enhanced learning experience. The unique ‘slider’ function in the Avaya solution allows students to solidify their understanding of the content presented during the session by reviewing previously presented content, without interrupting the instructor. A fully blended learning experience allows faculty to reach both in-room and remote students simultaneously with the same content, and remote students can access the sessions from almost any smartphone, table, PC or Mac – with a simple click on a meeting invitation.

The institute has also seen significant cost savings. These have been achieved in particular through reduced classroom time and capacity, lower administrative costs, and reduced faculty ravel time. The implementation through Avaya video- enabled learning solutions has freed up the resources of the institute to spend towards trained faculty and an increase in the number of MCU installations.

Quotes:
”A good video conferencing solution should have a good quality video, should be easy to use and be cost efficient. Avaya’s video conferencing solutions meet all our needs. The ability to participate in the sessions effectively, regardless of device or location, has been a huge plus. Visual learning has improved our student’s results significantly: ,  they no longer have to spend multiple hours a day travelling but can devote that time to studying; combined with better access to expert faculty the students have managed to translate these advantages  into higher grades.”
ANKIT PATEL, DIRECTOR
LIBERTY CAREER ACADEMY, INDIA

“Avaya video conferencing can drive the expansion of educational opportunities, enhance student engagement and enrich a student’s experience. Learning can now be conducted virtually anywhere, bringing education and development within everyone’s reach. Our video solutions are based on an open technology that enables effortless deployment in and among schools and across campuses. These solutions have essentially enhanced distant learning and have provided swifter inter-faculty collaboration by creating a multi-point video conference on the fly.”
HRISHI PARTHASARATHY, DIRECTOR - CHANNELS & STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
AVAYA, INDIA

About Liberty Career Academy:
Liberty Career Academy (LCA) was started in 1992. Thousands of students have shaped their careers with LCA and have created countless success stories. LCA provides students a great learning experience across a wide range of courses and offers continuous support with their career thereafter. LCA provides coaching for Government Competition exams like UPSC, GPSC, Bank Clerk & PO, Staff Selection Commission, Railway, LIC & many other state board exams. LCA is spread over 16 centres across Gujarat State to deliver personal guidance to students in various cities.
For more information please visit www.libertygroup.in

About Avaya:
Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, networking and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. For more information please visit www.avaya.com.