Educational Leaders Leverage Saba Meeting to Mobilize Interactive Learning Communities

Academic Institutions Adopt Saba’s Award-Winning Solutions to Engage, Develop, and Inspire Students Around the World

Redwood Shores, CA, April 19, 2012Saba (NASDAQ:SABA), the premier provider of people-centric enterprise solutions, today announced that academic institutions worldwide are adopting Saba Meeting, including Saba Classroom, to mobilize students and instructors around knowledge-sharing and collaboration. Saba Meeting allows students around the world to attend online classroom sessions, participate in online discussions, work in teams, collaborate with other students on projects, as well as interact with professors, instructors, and guest speakers in real-time.

 

“With students becoming more social and mobile, educational institutions are now faced with the need to provide classroom access anytime, anywhere, and in a variety of formats. We are helping educational organizations around the world embrace this communications shift and transform the way they collaborate and work,” said Karen Steele, senior vice president of corporate marketing, Saba. “Using Saba Meeting, customers can bring the live classroom experience into an online forum available on both desktop and mobile devices. An entire community of learners and practitioners can collaborate in a highly interactive, real-time environment that would be otherwise unavailable without Saba Meeting.”

 

Leading Global Academic Institutions Choose Saba Meeting

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Bentley University
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Government of South Australia, Department Of Education
  • Government of Western Australia, Department of Education
  • Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey
  • Kansas State University
  • Missouri State University
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • University of Central Arkansas
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte

 

Mobilizing a Global Learning Community

Saba enables people processes that help to develop, engage, and inspire students and faculty around the world, through its:

  • Collaborative Learning Environment: Saba’s virtual classroom solution allows for richer interaction and large-scale collaboration using whiteboards, real-time polls, surveys, and chat in vivid detail. In addition, students can engage with the class through emoticons, which allow students to raise their hands, laugh, and agree or disagree with the discussion.
  • Universal Access:Offers highly scalable, integrated, voice-over-IP (VOIP), video, and content sharing for virtual classes. Users can also participate in meetings and classes using popular platforms including Mac, Linux, and Windows, as well as mobile devices.
  • Mobile Virtual Classroom: Enables students to access classroom materials anytime, anywhere securely from both mobile devices and desktop, allowing users to engage actively in classroom meetings on the fly, watch class recordings, and browse course content.
  • Streamlined Course Delivery: Offers a simplified solution for capturing, sharing and accessing valuable knowledge from pre-session to post-session. Saba’s virtual classroom environment enables users to perform tests, quizzes, and evaluations anytime to ensure student comprehension. In addition, live events can be recorded and published in video-enabled channels and social networks.
  • Intuitive User Interface: Easy-to-use features for increased engagement and interactivity for students and instructors include emoticons, text chat, and video. Instructors can monitor their sessions using presence indicators, which show whether students are present in class or have stepped away from the session.

 

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About Saba

Saba(NASDAQ: SABA) enables organizations to build a transformative workplace that leverages the advent of social networking in business and the ubiquity of mobile to empower an organization's most mission-critical assets — its people. The company provides a set of people-centric enterprise solutions to various businesses and industries worldwide. Saba delivers cloud-basedlearning management,talent management, andsocial enterprise solutions to transform the way people work.

 

Saba's premier customer base includes major global organizations and industry leaders in financial services, life sciences and healthcare, high tech, automotive and manufacturing, retail, energy and utilities, packaged goods, and public sector organizations. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, Saba has offices on five continents. For more information, please visitwww.saba.comor call +1-877-SABA-101 or +1-650-779-2791. SABA, the Saba logo, and the marks relating to Saba products and services referenced herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks ofSaba Software, Inc.or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Saba
Aly Kline, 650-581-2593
PR Associate
akline@saba.com

Source: Saba