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Recently CBS Affiliate KYTX reported a story detailing how The University of Texas at Tyler is using Zoom to take online courses “to a whole new level.”
For the past semester, UT Tyler students have been able to attend class virtually live via Zoom. They can use Zoom to attend lectures, ask questions, get feedback, and share and annotate documents. The program started as a way to accommodate students living throughout Texas, and spread to include students from out of state and internationally. KYTX sees this as revolutionary: “Education sitting in a classroom, listening to the instructor, could be turning into the old way of learning” explained reporter Katiera Winfrey.
Winfrey interviewed remote learning students, including a UT Tyler graduate student who is based in Germany and attends class on Zoom.
And Zoom is not just a virtual classroom. “Students can use it for group meetings, patch in for tutoring help, or even….make a virtual conference call,” said Winfrey.
Why do so many students love using Zoom? “What technology allows us to do is make the program accessible from wherever you are. It’s as close as being face to face, and as close to being in the same room as possible,” said assistant vice president of academic innovation and student success Dr. Scott Marzilli.
As the first school in East Texas to make Zoom available to teachers and students for classroom learning, UT Tyler is ahead of the pack. We’re proud to help. Check out the KYTX Video Coverage and try Zoom for yourself – sign up is free!