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Zoom made a big announcement today! Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) has joined over 1,400 other educational institutions that use Zoom for video conferencing, web meetings, and mobile collaboration.
Like Internet2 in the US and Terena in Europe, AARNet provides selected Internet and other communications services, such as Zoom, to Australia’s universities, research organizations, schools, vocational training providers, and cultural institutions. Through AARNet, Zoom will reach over 1 million end-users who access AARNet’s network and services for teaching, learning, and research.
Why add Zoom to the AARNet portfolio of services? Jamie Sunderland, director of product solutions for AARNet explains: “Zoom has the potential to revolutionize the way that academics and researchers work together across traditional boundaries, such as organizational groupings, technology platforms, and geographical locations. We chose Zoom after an in-depth evaluation process that included requirements such as mobility, compatibility, reliability, scalability, and advanced underlying technologies. We were looking for a video platform that was full-featured but easy to use and affordable. Zoom ticked all the boxes and we’re excited to offer Zoom to researchers and educators throughout Australia.”
Among the 1,400 other educational institutions that use Zoom are many major US universities, including Kansas State University, Michigan State University, Stanford Continuing Studies, Florida State University, University of Texas Tyler, and Columbia Business School. These schools choose Zoom due to several factors, including our HD video quality, and collaboration features such as screen-sharing, whiteboarding, and annotation.
If you’re among the (quickly shrinking!) pool of educators not using Zoom, we suggest you come by and see us at our two upcoming education events:
You can also try Zoom first hand by signing up for a free, no-strings-attached account.