Minerva Offers Innovation in Higher Education Through the Vonage Video API

Minerva is a leading and progressive university offering innovative learning paths for its students. All classes are taught as small discussion-based seminars, with around 19 students per class, using its Active Learning Forum™ technology platform with integrated Vonage Video API, enabling educators to conduct each class via live video.

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Challenge

Minerva needed to add live video to its learning platform to enable students and teachers from around the world to interact and collaborate face-to-face, wherever they are.
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Solution

Vonage Video API
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Results

By integrating the Vonage Video API, Minerva was able to embed live video directly within its learning platform, creating engaging and alternative learning experiences that have improved student engagement and enhanced learning.

Minerva is a leading and progressive university offering innovative learning paths for its students. At Minerva, all classes are taught as small discussion-based seminars, with around 19 students per class, using its Active Learning Forum™ technology platform which enables educators to conduct each class via live video.

The Challenge

The Minerva project aims to reinvent the university experience by offering exclusively online courses to their students. When building its online education offering, Minerva knew it needed to cater to individualised learning paths and the technologies that support them.

Live video was an essential element to its learning platform to enable students and teachers from around the world to interact and collaborate face-to-face, wherever they are.

Why Vonage Video API 

Where e-learning platforms have traditionally relied on third-party applications to power live video, Minerva aimed to create a more seamless learning experience. They chose to build on top of the Vonage Video API platform due to its ability to embed live video directly into the learning platform and context of its student’s work.

Leveraging Vonage Video API's multi-party capabilities, they were able to create seamless learning experiences where students and teachers can connect and interact in creative new ways including collaborative breakout clusters, real-time simulations and more traditional tutorial discussions all from within their learning spaces.

The Results

By using Vonage Video API to embed live video directly within its learning platform, Minerva creates engaging and alternative learning experiences from flexible hours to group collaboration. Integrated, in-context live video has improved student engagement and enhanced learning.

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