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EADTU has projects with universities throughout Europe.

They decided to create a dynamic series of webinars within their European network. The challenge was to get their members together when people and institutions have less time and lower budgets to travel.

Customer needed:

  • Enable experts from 12 fields of expertise to deliver webinar content to members throughout Europe.
  • Allow attendees to use the system without downloading software onto university computers.
  • Record webinars and distribute recordings to members who were unable to attend.

 

About the Customer

The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) supports and empowers forward-thinking European institutions of higher education — institutions that offer programs of online, open and flexible education.

EADTU has a diverse membership spread across Europe 15 member institutions and 14 national associations. Total membership covers more than 200 universities and 3 million students in 25 nations.

The association serves its members by bringing in thought leaders to help members address the challenges and opportunities of online distance learning.

Challenge

EADTU has projects with universities throughout Europe. To keep participants updated, they organize frequent events.

The challenge was to get their members together when people and institutions have less time and lower budgets to travel. They decided to create a dynamic series of webinars within their European network.

ClickMeeting provided a platform to allow our customers to connect how and where they wanted. With no plug-ins required and the ability to work across any device or any platform, that was the ideal solution.

 

Solution

For smaller events, EADTU relies on ClickMeeting. ClickMeeting made it easy for them to meet online and to avoid the expense and inconvenience of business travel. To ensure wide participation of their larger audiences, a low-threshold solution like webinars seemed like a good alternative. The webinar capabilities of ClickMeeting were a natural choice.

In the webinars, presenters share their expertise on current topics related to distance learning. EADTU uses the webinar recording feature to offer replays of the events for absent members.

ClickMeeting provides a feature that is important for us, one that most webinar services don’t provide: You do not have to download anything on your computer to use the system. This is crucial for our members, as most of them are not allowed to download programs onto the university computers.

 

Outcome

The ongoing benefit is that members no longer have to travel to attend events in person. With members located throughout Europe, this is a great advantage.

We can now easily bring together a group of people at short notice. Communication tools like ClickMeeting help us to have carefree events.

EADTU employees now feel comfortable presenting webinars using ClickMeeting. The platform has all the features needed to make webinars easy and memorable, including document presentation, desktop sharing, the whiteboard and the chat.

Best of all, webinar organizers don’t have to worry about technology issues. Attendees can join events with point-and-click ease.

ClickMeeting gives the organization the flexibility to share knowledge in twelve fields of expertise for the benefit of educational innovators throughout Europe. Webinars make it easy to bring EADTU members together to address the challenges of higher education in a changing world.

Yes, we recommend ClickMeeting. It is an easy tool to use. No need to download anything on your computer to use the system, you can record your events, and you can download your chat history afterwards.

ClickMeeting facilitated:

  • The solution is easy for members to use, with no software downloading.
  • Each presenter can upload their custom slideshows, images, and videos.
  • Members attend the webinar platform via desktop, laptop, or mobile.
  • Built-in tools enable online chat and webinar recording, including hosting, viewing, and downloading.

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Posted by Oskar Jaśniewski

Oskar is the Outreach Specialist at ClickMeeting.

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