Education

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Develop and engage students, alumni, and faculty

Transform the educational experience for K-12 and higher-ed students with virtual classroom with mobile and social technologies, enabling world-class learning, collaboration, talent development, and course management. Saba helps educational institutions from around the world transform how they develop faculty and students while engaging with their alumni. Saba Cloud offers the next-generation collaborative online learning environment for K-12 and higher-ed institutions developing students’ skills to succeed in the real world.

Business results: better engagement with students, alumni and faculty; higher profitability; lower costs; expansion into new markets; and more effective learning.

Profitable Blended Learning Program at a Business School

Bentley University uses Saba to create an interactive virtual learning environment for graduate students — one in five of whom say they wouldn’t be able to take classes at Bentley without the online offerings. The system provides greater flexibility to graduate students in a wide range of master’s degree programs to attend Bentley University’s classes either on campus or online, allowing them to deal with work commitments or other personal time demands. Nearly 85% of the students play back recordings of online courses to make up for absences or to review challenging concepts. Saba enabled courses with low registrations to be economically viable when offered online.

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Bentley University’s Story

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Pioneering Distance Education Program Among Universities

East Carolina University (ECU) is an emerging national research university with an enrollment of more than 28,000 students and nearly 200 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. ECU has been a recognized leader in distance education for more than 50 years, and was among the first schools in the nation to offer a degree completely over the Internet. Saba Classroom (Saba Meeting) provides a rich, interactive, virtual learning environment facilitating more effective, collaborative learning and social interaction among students and the faculty/community.

East Carolina University’s Story

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Virtual Learning and Collaboration at Leading Aviation and Aerospace University

Embry-Riddle (ERAU) is widely regarded as the foremost aviation and aerospace university in the world. With Saba, ERAU provides an interactive, real-time virtual learning environment that reduces travel overhead for instructors and better leverages faculty across a network of geographically distributed campuses. The results: top faculty members instruct students at campuses nationwide, course cancellations are minimized, increased enrollment objectives are met, and travel expenses for faculty members are reduced.

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Embry-Riddle’s Story

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Making Academic Learning More Engaging and Entrepreneurial

When NextLab Ventures Group (a spinoff of the MIT NextLab program) needed a platform that would enable collaboration and empower entrepreneurs to develop their innovative ideas, they chose Saba. In Saba Cloud students take their ideas all the way to a sustainable startup, become entrepreneurs, and interact with experts globally to enable innovation in emerging markets. The unique combination of the talent and learning management components with the social and collaborative components in a single, unified platform enables innovation via engagement in Saba Cloud.

Interactive Virtual Classroom for 175,000 K-12 Students

Using nothing more than a computer and Saba’s virtual learning environment, thousands of students at the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD), Southern Australia, are able to see, hear, and interact during innovative live events that take the students far beyond the realm of their day-to-day classroom. Saba enhances the curriculum and reduces the travel burden for teachers serving South Australia’s more than 175,000 K–12 students, many of whom live hundreds of kilometers from the population center in Adelaide. 
The results:

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  • Bring dynamic, real-world learning experiences into the classroom through fully interactive virtual field excursions, at any time and from any place
  • Create an interactive virtual classroom environment for geographically isolated students or those who can’t attend school due to special needs or medical conditions
  • Reduced travel time for teachers serving students in remote locations or obtaining professional education to improve teaching skills
  • Simplified recording and editing to make special classes and out-of-the-classroom events readily accessible to those who couldn’t attend the live webcast 

South Australian Department of Education and Child Development (DECD)’s Story

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Engaging E-Learning Program in Western Australia

The Department of Education’s School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE) in Western Australia has developed an advanced e-learning program that uses Saba’s real-time virtual learning environment to enable the children of one of the world’s least densely populated regions to take interactive lessons and complete their education remotely. SIDE wanted to facilitate active learning with key values such as critical thinking, synthesizing ideas, and collaboration by:

  • Delivering richer, fully interactive educational experiences to students isolated by distance or circumstance
  • Providing students with virtual, face-to-face access to experts and luminaries around the globe
  • Enabling teachers to tailor learning and differentiate exercises and activities according to individual student or group needs
  • Empowering teachers to provide engaging e-learning to Western Australian students located anywhere in the world
  • Providing superior teacher training in remote locations
  • Supporting interactive oral examinations for students abroad

Schools of Isolated and Distance Education, Western Australia’s Story

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