Academic Partnerships (AP), a global provider of online services for higher education, announced today it has formed a strategic partnership with cloud video conferencing provider Zoom Video Communications.
Combining synchronous and asynchronous learning, AP will enhance its blended online instructional model at partner universities throughout the world by adding Zoom’s technology to enhance faculty-student interaction, providing professors with a means to employ the Socratic teaching method in online education.
“At Academic Partnerships, we fully understand the benefits of direct student-to-professor interaction,” said Randy Best, Chairman and CEO of Academic Partnerships. “Our strategic partnership with Zoom will enhance the online experience by enabling our university partners and their faculty to interact online as if they were in the same classroom.”
“We are very excited about this strategic partnership with Academic Partnerships,” said Eric Yuan, founder and CEO of Zoom. “AP’s mission of expanded access to high-quality higher education is aligned with our goal to provide state-of-the-art video, audio and screen-sharing services to all.”
Zoom is the most recent addition to AP’s proprietary portfolio of strategic relationships and initiatives that includes Instructure-Canvas, an advanced learning management system that powers the AP Open Network – the first global student engagement and online course delivery system. Also on the list of AP’s recent partnerships: AspirEDU, an industry leader in retention technology, and Instructional Connections, which offers top-tier coaching support services for universities.
Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-based conference room solution into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Zoom Rooms, and H.323/SIP room systems. Zoom is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit zoom.us or follow us @zoom_us.
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