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10 Hottest Collaboration Solution Providers 2017

The typical factory classroom setting, with rows of desks and chairs, are now just a reminiscence of the last century. This is the age of a collaborative classroom characterized by an idiosyncratic paradox—“group learning” in a personalized manner. These classrooms are enriched by round tables, with live models, internet access, video streaming, audio playback, and multimedia displays, all of them coordinated by a collaboration software solution. Collaborative solutions are built to solve many challenges of the traditional classroom—“listen and see” versus “note down”, practical versus theoretical knowledge, relate versus remember, and many more.

Collaborative solutions are based on the premise that learning is a social activity. Unique teacher-student and student-student interactions have deep implications on the classroom aura. To understand and respond to each student’s individual requirements would be a herculean task for any teacher, without the help of collaborative solutions that can assess and tailor their teaching style; configure it for each pupil, based on the mountains of student data that educational institutions are sitting on. Once the traditional stigma associated with social media and technological devices are broken down, integrated collaborative solutions can play huge roles in unlocking the personalized approach to be followed for each student, and developing their knowledge base as well as their inter-personal temperament.

The editorial board, along with distinguished CEOs, CIOs, and analysts from the education space, have reviewed and shortlisted the most promising collaboration solutions for the education landscape. In this edition of Education Technology Insights, we present to you “10 Hottest Collaboration Solution Providers 2017”, featuring those companies that are redefining the classroom environments.

Company Logo Company Name Company Description
Blackboard Blackboard provides enterprise technology and innovative solutions that enhance teaching and learning methods
Box Provides faculty, staff and students a simple way to share critical research, collaborate on group assignments and approve contracts and files, delivering a consistent user experience across campus
Carousel Industries Provides effective instruction and innovative solutions for enhancing learning experience in K-12 public, private and higher education institutions
CCS Presentation Systems Provider of collaborative and interactive learning tools for education.
Collaborative Solutions End-to-end cloud-based student and faculty lifecycle-information system, designed to work seamlessly with Workday Financials, HCM, Payroll, and Grants Management
Mitel Provides technology to help teachers and students at schools and universities communicate effectively in today’s multicultural and global environment
Polycom Provides rich, interactive visual solutions that improve student administration, course development, curriculum delivery, and content management
ReviewStudio Delivers advanced real-time collaboration capabilities to help creative teams deliver successful digital media projects
Vidyo Delivers HD video collaboration tools to bring students, teachers and outside experts together for richly collaborative educational experiences
VirBELA VirBELA brings the social and experiential affordances of the face-to-face classroom to online education through virtual reality software