The Cleveland Museum of Art to Deploy Pexip Infinity to Scale Their Long Distance Learning Programs
Pexip, a global disrupter in scalable video conferencing technology, today announced that the Cleveland Museum of Art is deploying Pexip Infinity to scale their distance learning programs.
The Cleveland Museum of Art's award-winning distance learning program connects students and others from all over the country and beyond with the museum to enrich their study of history, languages, science, math, and the visual arts. Through live videoconferencing, participants view art and artifacts from around the world while sharing in two-way conversations with museum educators. The program has been recognized with the highest awards in its field: the CILC Pinnacle Award and the Teachers' Choice award.
Since its inception in the late 1990s the museum's Distance Learning program required participating sites to have standard videoconferencing equipment, as was customary at that time. This represented a significant investment in hardware and technical support. Today as alternate delivery systems become available, the museum is eager to make participating in their presentations as simple as possible for sites everywhere. In just a few minutes students will be able to establish high quality connections with the museum from any device the end users prefer.
"We feel that alternative means of connecting enables schools, libraries, retirement communities, businesses, clubs and other groups to engage with the museum using computers and projectors, rather than special purpose videoconferencing equipment", said Dale Hilton, Director of Teaching and Learning at Cleveland Museum of Art. She further commented, "it's an exciting time for our program and participants everywhere to reach each other quickly, easily and simply with high quality transmissions. We hope many more communities and individuals will want to join us for stimulating discussions about the arts and related topics."
The CMA's Distance Learning program has reached over 100,000 participants since its beginning in 1999. Cleveland Museum of Art is one of the world's most distinguished comprehensive art museums and one of northeastern Ohio's principal civic and cultural institutions.
"The Cleveland Museum of Art is highly regarded for their innovative distance learning programs and we are proud to be working with such a distinguished organization", said Simen Teigre, co-founder and CEO of Pexip. "Together with our partner Network Solutions we are excited to help enhance, scale and simplify the video meetings between the museum educators and the large number of students in USA, Canada and Mexico."
Pexip overthrows conventional telepresence thinking by providing an affordable, virtualized, simple approach to videoconferencing on any device. Pexip is built by world-leading innovators from the videoconferencing industry with over two hundred years of accumulated experience. Founded in 2012 by videoconferencing experts from Tandberg (acquired by Cisco Systems in 2010), Pexip is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and has offices in New York and London.
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