At Globant, we believe that we can all make a difference. Constant training is part of our DNA and echoing our BeKind initiative, we want to make ourselves available to schools in the US to guide them at no cost for the implementation of a digital infrastructure that reduces the interruption of classes while quarantined at home.
Although there is a wide variety of platforms that offer the solution of online education, we are going to suggest the ones we consider will be more useful in the short-term, due to their quick setup, ease-of-use and low costs (or free):
Zoom is a video conferencing platform that allows for both video and audio conferencing. For students who don’t have access to computers at home, but do have a phone, they can call in to join the meeting! Zoom’s free license allows you to have an unlimited number of video meetings that up to 100 students can join. There is also a chat feature that would allow your students to ask you questions while you are presenting. Free Services Offered: Free License.
Check more info here.
G Suite (Google Classroom):
G Suite for Education allows educators to facilitate learning, keep track of tasks, and create opportunities for critical thinking. Google is giving all current customers free access to advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities. This allows for larger meetings (up to 250 participants), live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers, and the ability to record meetings and save them in Drive. Free Services Offered: Advanced Hangouts Meets video-conferencing for existing customers.
The platform works on desktop and mobile.
Google launched an information hub for everyone seeking for help here
Usage guidelines here.
Microsoft is offering free licenses to keep schools connected during the COVID-19 outbreak here
If you are a school that needs setup assistance, contact us through the form on this page and an expert will contact you to help you at no cost.
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