Edison at work with Global Alumni Transforming Higher Education through Technology
Global Alumni is an ed-tech company which uses Brainstorm solutions to generate virtual spaces in three dimensions to carry out synchronous sessions with professors and students for different universities.
To develop its content, Global Alumni uses a virtual set located in a 150-square-meter room that combines a 17-meter semi circular video wall with a cyclorama, with the necessary lighting and several cameras that can be controlled remotely. It also relies on an audio and microphone system that does not require the use of any device by the teacher or speaker.
The entire system is operated from a control room next door. This facility allows for using a wide variety of educational formats, from Masterclasses in which the teacher connects with the students of a and personalized for the company. These formats are combined with collaborative working sessions in which the students connect remotely via video-conference and are the ones who take the leading role, pooling their knowledge and experiences for the benefit of the group. Additionally, Global Alumni makes the facility available to its clients with offices in different countries and time zones, so that they can hold business meetings.
“Using Brainstorm technology has allowed us to elevate the functionalities of live broadcasts. Using the latest technologies and applying them to education will allow us to Teach in a more efficient way.”
Pablo Rivas CEO, Global Alumni
By using this fully-rounded technological setup, the company has identified an increase in attention from students and maintain their full attention during the virtual sessions. In addition, teachers find that they can better explain certain concepts by using 3D elements, even in AR, in their sessions. Not to mention that they are more comfortable when standing in a
Global Alumni is a an ed-tech company operating in Spain and Latin America, dedicated to the digital transformation of the best educational institutions in the world: MIT, University of Chicago, Chicago Booth, UCLA or Esade, to mention just a few. Through cutting-edge technologies and constant innovation, Global Alumni has managed to break down physical and language boundaries, allowing professionals from anywhere in the world to access the most advanced knowledge, regardless of their native language.
When choosing the technology required to fulfill its vision, Global Alumni decided to go beyond simple video conferencing. It is known that the use of virtual production and augmented reality increases the audience’s attention and allows the concepts to be better explained, so the company decided to invest not only on connectivity, but to combine it with advanced content creation, and the ability to present topics in an engaging and attractive way, focusing on the latest technologies for virtual creation.