Outreach Technology Services
A central goal of University of Wyoming’s Outreach Technology Services (OTS) is to create transparent technology within the teaching and learning environment for distance learning students. Audio conferencing is one of several delivery modes OTS uses to deliver its classes. With audio conferencing, any student with access to a telephone has the ability to join the class, whether in the state of Wyoming, around the country, or even internationally if need be. In addition, it allows live verbal interaction with the instructor and fellow students, which is critical when delivering upper division level and graduate level university courses.
Distance Learning – Simplified
The University of Wyoming’s Outreach Technology Services team uses the Sonexis ConferenceManager™ to successfully meet these needs in their distance learning environment. By using ConferenceManager, the University of Wyoming is able to provide students spread across the state’s 400,000 square miles a way to hold live discussions in class. Students benefit from a dramatic reduction in travel and living expenses, as they don’t have to live on or travel to the main campus, which is located in one corner of a large state.
The UW Outreach School depends on their conferencing platform to deliver courses offered through the distance learning program therefore, reliability of the system is critical. The legacy conferencing system was in danger of failing and was no longer supported by the manufacturer. The ConferenceManager platform provides high quality audio, ease of use and scalability. Additionally, the system allows future capabilities to be added, such as web conferencing, which could serve as an important augmentation to provide class materials.
Sonexis Proves its Commitment to Customer Satisfaction
“Our previous system was at its end of support and so we needed to get a new solution in place that would last us well into the future and continue to add value well beyond the payback period. The Sonexis proposal made it a frontrunner for the job. The Sonexis Customer Care Team was with us every step of the way ensuring that it was installed and configured properly. We did require some unique capabilities that were initially not part of the solution and instead of saying too bad, Sonexis worked with us on designing the custom functionality to become the perfect solution for our needs.” -Tony Pedersen, Director – Outreach Technology Services, University of Wyoming
Sonexis is a leading provider of in-house audio and web conferencing platforms for the enterprise. Sonexis ConferenceManager has set new standards for ease of use and security. Designed to work within existing voice and data networks, hundreds of leading organizations have deployed Sonexis ConferenceManager with minimal cost, effort, or administration.