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Real Time Communications Week in Review: Education, Mobility, Telecommuting

August 29, 2015

For most households across the U.S. this week – it was back to school time. As kids head back into the school year, there have been reports of the increasing benefits new technologies are playing in the classroom. We also continue to hear about the advancements of mobility in real time communications.

A special feature this week from Krish Kupathil, Founder & CEO, Mobiliya Technologies looked at the ways mobility is revolutionizing the education sector.

More and more kids today are carrying around mobile devices and are experienced in using the technologies more than even their teachers.  One positive effect is the ability to have blended learning extended to students.

With blended learning, Kupathil wrote, students can opt for a mix of in-class and digital learning, wherein few subjects are taught in school while some subjects are taught online.

When it comes to RTC in education, higher learning is gaining real benefits thanks to the ability to connect with and learn from a greater pool of valuable mentors than ever before possible. Not only does this enrich the learning experience, but for those in the workforce, they can expect a more talented and knowledgeable labor pool making their way to the door soon.

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Speaking of going to work – this week news headlines across the country we’re filled with a study that found people are wasting more time and money than ever before sitting on the roadways in traffic, trying to commute to and from work.

This problem is on the rise in particular because the economy is starting to rebound and metro areas in particular are starting to rush hour commuters trekking it to work – in some cases farther than they usually ever would have went to get a job.

The “2015 URBAN MOBILITY SCORECARD” from Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX found that the average auto commuter spent an extra 42 hours traveling in 2014 - 18 hours in 1982.

Mobile, internet connectivity and real time communications solutions already have the ability to change this. With the right tools and connection, people can work from home, or virtually anywhere – without any disruption to the work day. In some cases, it also helps improve employee morale thanks to less stress and increases productivity. The challenge that is a reality for many now is getting manager buy-in.

That’s all for this week. Be sure to check back for all the latest Real Time Communications news as it happens. Until next week…  

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