With children around the world now learning from home due to COVID-19, educators are using technology to provide remote learning experiences. In Israel, the Ministry of Education collaborated with education technology companies and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide continuity of learning for almost 2 million students.
Together, AWS, the Israel Center for Educational Technology (CET), Lnet, and Kaltura enabled preschool through high school students to access live-streamed classes while schools are closed.
Lnet uses the Kaltura video platform to provide remote learning technology for Israeli students. When students transitioned to remote learning, Lnet worked quickly with Kaltura to build a solution for distributing educational content via the local point of presence (POP) of Amazon CloudFront. This created efficient, reliable, and secure delivery to all of Israel’s broadcast TV networks, as well as enabled access online and on multiple mobile devices.
To support this effort, Kaltura video experts extended their live broadcast suite to address immediate remote learning needs. Using Kaltura’s live streaming service, together with an integrated on-demand video portal and an interactive video player, Israeli’s Ministry of Education can now provide preschoolers, junior, and high school students with engaging and meaningful learning experiences.
Through this solution, Lnet educational content reaches myriads of students daily across web, TV, mobile, and game consoles, and the Ministry of Education has access to powerful in-depth video engagement analytics that can be used to evaluate content effectiveness and learner progress. Future plans include enabling a smooth transition between both live nationwide broadcasts and real-time virtual classrooms, as well as launching a joint live and VOD viewing experience from home. This will empower teachers to conduct open discussions and live Q&A sessions with students.
“Our mission in this important initiative is to ensure that educators have the technology they need to help keep students learning and engaged during these challenging times. The powerful combination of Kaltura’s technology together with AWS, enables us to give all students and teachers the tools they need right now to continue their education,” said Zohar Babin, EVP Platform and Growth of Kaltura.