Live Courses on the Horizon
HorizonLive is a New York City-based technology company that enables colleges to host live Web-cast classes. HorizonLive enables up to 100 students to take the same course at one time. Each class is also archived, making it easy to replay any class any time throughout the semester. Students and professors benefit from an interface that allows the student to see the professor via streaming video, see any visual aids the professor wishes to display, hear the professor via audio, and chat with the professor during the class. Faculty may also hold interactive office hours online. HorizonLive will put all Blackboard and WebCT course content live over the Internet so students can participate in a course even if they are not present in the classroom.
An online lecture series beginning this fall will allow Web-cast presentations and lectures created by experts in the field of higher education. Each presenter will create and conduct a 30-60 minute presentation about any topic pertinent to his or her area of expertise. These lectures have the potential of reaching 100 to 1,000 participants.
HorizonLive partnered recently with the Princeton Review, thus enabling anyone to take entrance exam prep courses online. Now, commuting to prepare for standardized college entrance exams is no longer necessary. Students may study for the SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, or GMAT exams through this cooperation. HorizonLive, New York, NY, (212) 533-1775, www.horizonlive.com.
This article originally appeared in the 10/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.