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Welcome to virtual classrooms

india Updated: Aug 19, 2006 13:11 IST
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Distance learning will never be the same again. Virtual classrooms have always been seen as a future possibility. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and NIIT, are set to unlock a revolution by making virtual learning a reality.

In future, we might witness virtual learning studios across the country for higher education, making learning more accessible, interactive and cost-effective. The technology adopted by NIIT is a two-way video streaming process, enabling the instructor and sender to interact through live video and audio media.

Students will first be part of an orientation at IIM-A, and then be introduced to the learning centers in their respective cities. This will offer the benefit of a live classroom and the convenience of being in your own city.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between representatives of the two institutions in the capital on Friday. “It is a breakthrough in education, ensuring that the best of management education is delivered widely through technical innovation,” said Vijay Thadani, CEO, NIIT.

Through six specialised learning centres across the country, IIM-A will initially offer two programmes- — General Management and Strategic Business Communications to practicing managers, starting this year, Bakul Dholakia, director, IIM-A said.