SOURCE: Anystream Apreso

February 27, 2007 07:47 ET

King's College London Dental Institute Answers UK's Growing Demand for Dentists With Solutions That Include Distance Learning Powered by Apreso

World-Renowned University Pioneers On Demand Education to Maximize the Value of Acclaimed Faculty and Expand Student Enrollment

NICE, FRANCE -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 27, 2007 -- BbWorld Europe -- Today Anystream announced that the United Kingdom's prestigious King's College London Dental Institute has deployed their Apreso lecture capture solution to enable further enhancement of an expanding distance learning initiative. As the world's only automated lecture capture solution for higher education, Apreso supports King's efforts to provide high quality education to undergraduate and postgraduate dental students by reaching them beyond traditional classrooms through Web-based lectures available on demand.

Prompted by Britain's well-publicized shortage of dentists, King's Dental Institute launched Apreso to enable a more flexible approach to education delivery. With Apreso, the Dental Institute aims to enhance their student learning experience by adding rich media versions of the classroom experience to a robust distance learning program that serves students from over 40 countries.

"The smaller, specialty disciplines in dentistry are challenged to teach the increasing numbers of much needed dental students so King's College London Dental Institute has developed innovative ways to deliver course content," said Dr. Patricia Reynolds, King's Deputy Director of Education for Flexible Learning. "By adding Apreso to our e-learning initiatives, our tutors can be liberated from basic, repetitive presentations, enabling them to focus more on the practical aspects of dental training."

Anystream's Apreso works by capturing a classroom's audio, video, and synchronized visual aids to deliver an interactive, indexed, full-motion version of the lecture through university websites or course management systems -- including Blackboard and WebCT. Because it can be scheduled to automatically start and stop, Apreso operates without additional resources or changes to a professor's teaching style.

"Because Apreso has been shown to reduce failure rates and increase student satisfaction so quickly and cost-effectively, it is rapidly becoming the 'go to' technology when educating today's mobile, web-savvy students," said VP/GM of Apreso Mark Jones. "Lecture capture enables traditional students to review difficult course materials, prepare for an exam, or make-up for a missed class while distance learners can move beyond a text-based curriculum to a true classroom experience available where and when it's convenient for them."

"We are developing more Apreso-enhanced classes in subjects such as Prosthodontics, and Therapeutics," said Dr. Reynolds. "We have also used it to capture practical demonstrations such as dissections for anatomy courses. We are very pleased by the ease of use look forward to extending our Apreso deployment in the future."

King's College joins MIT, ITESM, Stanford, and over 100 institutions worldwide that have harnessed the power of an Anystream technology to give their students the advantage of lectures on demand. Anystream Apreso has a dedicated UK sales office. For more information contact Anystream or visit www.apreso.com.

Who is Anystream

As the number of outlets and devices to obtain video content grows, Anystream enables media companies and educators to innovate and experiment with new media to reach their consumers and students where, when, and how it's convenient for them. With the bragging rights to over 600 media deployments and more than 100 higher education institutions, Anystream is the known leader for on demand video solutions. The company's scalable, enterprise rich media solutions can be found from MIT to MTV and beyond. Anystream's honors include the Frost & Sullivan Market Leadership Award, Presentations Magazine's Standing Ovation Award, PC Magazine's Technical Excellence Awards finalist, COMDEX Best of Show awards finalist, Entrepreneur Magazine's "Hot 100" list and Deloitte & Touche's "Fast 50."

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