East Georgia State College

East Georgia State College: Video conferencing opens new era of collaboration in education

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BT conferencing solution sparks learning innovation state-wide

Technology transforms college’s ways of working

East Georgia State College, an institution in the University System of Georgia in the U.S., uses video conferencing for educational innovation. It fosters collaboration between universities and technical colleges while keeping student costs low.

Nine BT video conferencing systems now bring the college together with satellite study centers and partner institutions elsewhere in the state. And it’s looking to extend its teaching connections still further with new programs aimed at the advancement of high school kids.

East Georgia State College

Video conferencing has made a huge difference. I’ve never known a time before where an entire graduating cohort – everyone who’s completed the course – passes the board at the first attempt.”
- Elizabeth Gilmer, VP Institutional Advancement, East Georgia State College

Fast facts

  • College seeks to provide low cost, high-quality education; and video conferencing is playing a vital part
  • Nine BT Polycom video conferencing systems connect with satellite study centers and partner institutions
  • 42-desk virtual nursing classroom allows students to sit in on distant lectures without travelling
  • Remote collaboration for day-to-day business reduces travel and carbon emissions
  • One of the 50 most affordable higher education centers in the U.S.

Be more productive and efficient

Always having the right people available at the right time can greatly accelerate business decision-making. BT conferencing and collaboration services can provide that capability and help you transform the way you work.

Providing the right technology for your needs

Our aim is to help you provide the best collaboration tools that people really want to use. So you get the most out of your investment. BT offers a wide range of audio, web and video collaboration platforms that are simple to use. They’re available on a wide range of devices including IP desk phones, tablets, smartphones, PCs and video endpoints.

A tailored solution

East Georgia State University chose Polycom video conferencing technology from the BT One Collaborate portfolio to connect its main campus with satellite facilities and partner organizations.

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