We found products with phenomenal tools for classroom management, but when it came to audio quality, Lync Server 2010 was the clear winner..says Kelly Black, Vice President of Finance and Operations at QuickStart Intelligence.
Irvine, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2012
QuickStart Intelligence, the largest Microsoft Gold Learning Partner in the western United States, announced today that bringing QSLive, their exclusive online remote learning system, in-house has created significant improvements in uptime and availability which has, in turn, created new levels of increased student satisfaction and learning efficiency.
QSLive enables students to eliminate travel time & lodging expenses, minimize time away from the office, and reduce their carbon footprint when obtaining training. All within the comfort of their own home or office students find themselves in an environment in which they can interact with other students, gain hands-on experience, and enjoy training without the hassle and lost time of traveling. This is a real-time instructor-led virtual classroom training experience that includes presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, featuring true collaboration and interaction with the instructor and other students plus remote hands-on help from the instructor. It’s also a great “green” training solution.
“Consider the typical student accessing a course online, which can run eight or nine hours a day, several days in a row,” explains Kelly Black, Vice President of Finance and Operations at QuickStart Intelligence. “Unless the audio is crystal clear, 100 percent of the time, it can be hard for that student to understand everything the instructor is saying.” QSLive, first introduced in 2006 previously ran on Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 which is a shared online resource that can be impacted by many external factors.
“Because QSLive drives our business, we wanted the best of breed, and to find it we scoured the marketplace for five months,” Black says. “We found products with phenomenal tools for classroom management, but when it came to audio quality, Lync Server 2010 was the clear winner. It far surpassed every other product we evaluated.”
In addition, Black and his team appreciated the flexible access options in Lync Server 2010 that simplify participation for students without the Lync 2010 client installed on their PCs. “We liked knowing that those students could use Lync 2010 Attendee to participate just as fully, and that students whose firewall restricts or blocks access to VoIP could use Lync Web App,” Black says.
“When students comprehend what they hear without difficulty and when instructors and students alike enjoy a stable and smooth-running classroom experience, there’s greater opportunity to enhance the learning itself,” says Hicham Semaan, President & CEO of QuickStart Intelligence. “This gives us one more way of reinforcing our position as an industry leader.”
ABOUT QUICKSTART INTELLIGENCE
QuickStart Intelligence, headquartered in Irvine, CA, is a leading provider of IT training solutions with locations throughout the western United States. For 23 years, over 200,000 IT professionals throughout the world have come to QuickStart as their source for IT technical and developer training. One of the largest privately held Microsoft Gold Learning Partners in the United States, QuickStart Intelligence has been recognized for an unprecedented four times as Microsoft's Worldwide Partner of the Year in Learning Solutions. For more information, visit http://www.quickstart.com.