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High-Tech Advances to Help Seniors: Scary or Reassuring?
"The Senior Network" is designed to bring together isolated elderly people to engage in seminars, which take place on a video platform in real time. Up to 25 participants can see each other and interact, although the size of the class is being limited to 12.
The Future of Online Learning: The Age of Mobile-First Education
Yale's summer classes that utilized two-way video garnered an 86% improvement in engagement over previous courses, plus students were highly satisfied, with classes averaging 9/10 for "quality expected from [Yale]." Classes that feature live, face-to-face discussions over tablet and smartphone cameras may be a key route to their success.
The Senior Network: Video Social Networks Start Small to Improve Elderly Quality-of-Life
The holidays are a typically joyful time. But they can also be extremely lonely for seniors who are homebound or who have familiar a long distance away. Social isolation is highly prevalent among older adults, and it's associated with a range of health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, depression, cancer and stroke among people aged 60 and above.
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With Walmart's Help, HP tries a QVC-style live pitch
Watchitoo, which supports live streaming for large events with hundreds of thousands of viewers, is placing an interactive layer on the video player. Consumers can ask Kane questions through calls or chat messaging and, more importantly, they can buy the products straight from the video interface.
Yale Finds the Right Platform for Its Online Classes
With dozens of Yale students leaving for internships around the world at the end of each spring semester, the university wanted to offer a series of online classes that undergraduates could access from anywhere during the summer, whether they were working in China or Brazil.
Watchitoo Updates StreamingPro Platform, Focuses on Engagement
When releasing a YouTube video isn't enough, give Watchitoo a look. This face-to-face video communication company upgraded its StreamingPro cloud-based video collaboration platform this week at the Streaming Media West conference in sunny Huntington Beach, California. The result lets brands more easily deliver interactive streaming video experiences to their fans.
Watchitoo Introduces Latest Version of StreamingPro for Live Online Video Broadcasts
Watchitoo recently announced the introduction of the latest version of the StreamingPro cloud-based video collaboration platform. Designed to provide an enhanced level of audience interaction in real-time, the new version of StreamingPro will allow all size businesses and networks to quickly and easily produce interactive online programs, webinars, and live events.
Watchitoo Launches Enhanced Version of StreamingPro to Power Scalable Live Online Video Broadcasts to a Global Audience
New Browser-Based Video Collaboration Platform Boosts Audience Engagement Through Multi-Participant HD Video, Multi-Language Support and Cohesive Branding. HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2013) - Today from the Streaming Media West conference, Watchitoo released the latest version of StreamingPro, a cloud-based video collaboration platform that powers some of the world's leading live events, webinars and broadcast experiences.
Want to make online learning work? Turn students into the stars
The move by universities and colleges to make more courses available online often meets resistance from students who want to ensure they're getting the best learning experience possible as they pay increasingly more for the privilege of a higher educations, Wired reports. That's why it was a big surprise when a top Ivy League institution received glowing accolades for a recent online class.
Tracky Adds Video Conferencing Inside Your To-Do Lists
Tracky, the social collaboration tool for managing your personal and professional to-do's, recently added video conferencing right inside your to-do lists. For businesses that use Tracky, that means they can hold team huddles, demos and training, live events, or customer meetings on the platform. You just click "start a meeting," and everyone can see the agenda and the meeting notes.
Fit4Mom Launches MomOnAMissionTV.com
You Don't Just Watch It, You're Part of It. SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - May 1, 2013) - A new Web TV show, "Mom on a Mission," debuted online today focusing on fitness, food, spirit and home and promises to change the way we view TV. The show, at MomOnAMissionTV.com, is the brainchild of Fit4Mom's Lisa Druxman, creator of the highly successful Stroller Strides brand.
Watchitoo Unveils Watchitoo ClassInteract to Deliver Face-to-Face Classroom Experience Online
Watchitoo has unveiled a new product aimed squarely at distance learning's Achilles heel: the lack of a traditional face-to-face experience. Able to bring 25 students into a face-to-face video chat and involve thousands more as viewing participants, Watchitoo ClasInteract enables institutions to preserve the integrity of the live classroom experience as they move their offerings online.
Watchitoo Brings Video Conferencing Platform to Online Education
Eager to capture a piece of the hot online-learning market, New York's Watchitoo took the wrapping off its Web-based ClassInteract video platform on Tuesday. CEO Rony Zarom says the platform can be used by universities and others to host live chat sessions for large classes without losing individual students among the faceless throngs of participants.
Watchitoo Puts the Classroom Experience Online with ClassInteract
Up to 25 students can join in face-to-face videoconferences, with thousands more watching. Videoconferencing company Watchitoo is releasing a new product today that aims to take the face-to-face experience of the traditional classroom and put it online. ClassInteract lets up to 25 students join in a group video chat, while thousands more can view the event.
Watchitoo Launches Playground, A Video Conferencing Tool To Improve Business Communication
I've been watching Watchitoo for several years now, and to be honest, I never really got it. A few years ago, the startup launched with some pretty slick consumer-facing technology for group video chats, during which users could share files and video clips, play casual games with one another, and other fun stuff. It was all browser based, and unlike other video chat platforms, didn't require any special or plugins to work.
Watchitoo Playground: Intuitive, High-Quality Videoconferencing For Small Businesses
Watchitoo, the video-conference and collaborative tool, launched Watchitoo Playground today, a simpler version of the service designed for smaller businesses. Playground is clean, bright and intuitive, and it blows away other (albeit free) services like Google+ Hangouts and Tinychat. The New York-based video conferencing company has invested heavily in streaming infrastructure, and it shows.
Watchitoo's Playground Unveiled - Watch out Skype & Google Hangouts!
Watchitoo today unveiled Playground, their cloud-based video collaboration platform for small and medium businesses featuring up to 25 participants that can do video, screen sharing, chat, and file sharing. I did a demo of Playground last week and I was very impressed.
Watchitoo Opens Video Chat Playground to Take on Google+ Hangouts
Almost anyone can start a video conference nowadays, thanks to the ubiquity of computer webcams and mobile devices equipped with cameras. No longer the province of elite corporate meetings, video chat services are accessible through social networks and telecom providers. Now New York's Watchitoo believes its new service can challenge Google+ Hangouts for its share of the video chat market.
Playground Slides into SMB Market for Cloud-Based Video Conferencing
RADVISION, Polycom, VIdtel (News - Alert), IOCOM and even consumer players like Bebo have all targeted the SMB space for a lighter-weight video service than what is typically available to enterprises, through cloud-delivered unified communications and video conferencing. But a new business-oriented video chat service, Playground, aims to break through the obstacles that have so far held back mainstream uptake of videoconferencing for meetings, presentations and sales calls.
Watchitoo is best of WebEx and live streaming, launches layers (exclusive)
Watchitoo is adding a little flavor to the video conferencing industry tomorrow with its new interactive "Layers" function, including a way to monetize what you're seeing on the screen. The company, which competes with the Cisco owned WebEx and Citrix's GoToMeeting, is trying to be the less clunky, more integrated option for all kinds of businesses with video conferencing needs.