Embrace real-time distance learning with Barco weConnect
At its executive education campus in Paris, the world-renowned business school ESSEC has installed Barco’s weConnect virtual classroom, empowering them to provide business courses to professionals worldwide
On-campus teaching will always be a fundamental part of education. But for the many participants who combine their studies with jobs, it is crucial that schools also offer remote, non-linear training of the same quality and interactivity as face-to-face learning.
According to Stephane Potelle, head of digital campus at ESSEC, “Barco’s weConnect solution enables our faculty to offer different learning methods depending on the course material and the preferences of the participants. But by mirroring a traditional lecture, it ensures both the participants and the educators are fully engaged and comfortable in the environment.”
Test, train, teach
ESSEC is currently running an extensive testing phase with the new facility, training its teachers and support staff on how to use the solution to its full potential. Once testing is complete, they will roll out a new programme of virtual classes.
Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi, president and dean of ESSEC Business School, said: “In today’s digital world, educators need to ensure they are utilising the latest innovative technologies to provide a blended learning experience. Participants need to be able to join lectures flexibly, accessibly and securely, without feeling like their experience will be sub-standard or that they will miss out on important peer-to-peer interaction. Teachers, meanwhile, need to feel completely confident in the technology and the interaction they have with participants, so they can focus on doing what they do best.”
At Barco, we are pleased that our weConnect solution checked both boxes and was chosen to ensure the best possible teaching and learning experience for ESSEC’s teachers and remote students.