LiveSwitch: Interactive Video Streaming for Innovative, Flexible Virtual Learning

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Jerod Venema, CEO
Even before the pandemic hit, online-first virtual classrooms had already been commonplace. As the days went by, more and more institutions decided to rapidly embrace the remote learning, to help teachers communicate more freely with their students. Now the pandemic has passed more or less but the education system has evolved for the better into a standardized e-learning paradigm. However, in the pursuit of convenience, these virtual classrooms lost something crucial—real-time human interaction. Before the pandemic, students learned in large open classrooms under direct supervision of teachers who stood at the head of every class. The arrangement fostered an environment where all students could reach out and ask their teacher for guidance at any given time. Fast forward to 2022, and traditional online learning has separated the value of the live classroom from the lessons administered, which now consist of dashboards containing study materials (videos, documents, and presentations) and evaluations laid out for students to access on demand.

Students can no longer reach out to their teachers spontaneously while learning and have been relegated to chat-boxes or bulletin boards for their daily learning support. The answer is to integrate a real-time streaming capability that ensures better student engagement at all stages of their learning
experience via an online platform. This is precisely where LiveSwitch builds a world of difference with its interactive video streaming product.

“As a global leader in providing internet-based communications solutions, we develop a flexible live streaming product that bridges real-time video and in-person connections to build a transcendent interactive experience,” says Jerod Venema, the CEO at LiveSwitch. Students can easily collaborate with their peers and faculty in real-time—regardless of their location and learning context—by leveraging its streamlined platform-agnostic solution that can be embedded directly with any existing learning system. In addition, the company makes the learning experience seamless and immersive for learners by providing students simultaneous access to educational materials and interactive video streaming.

LiveSwitch’s ability to deliver extremely high-quality video streaming under all conditions differentiates it from other players of its kind. Built on Google’s WebRTC technology, the solution enables real-time media communications, including voice, video, and data. This plays a vital role in ensuring high levels of learner engagement. The solution provides ultra-low latency, nearly lossless, and bi-directional video streaming experience while keeping customers’ data completely protected. As a manifestation of its industry-best video quality, a Fortune 100 camera manufacturing company has thus selected LiveSwitch as their strategic partner in developing their executive solution suite.

Needless to say, LiveSwitch is highly sought after for its flexibility, which allows clients to easily and quickly configure the solution according to their needs and target audience.From one-on-one coaching to keynote broadcasts, it easily scales to fit any interactive remote training session with optimal video quality on any connection.For instance, if a customer needs it to manage their students, all the necessary tools and capabilities can be tailored into the platform while retaining the high-quality video capability.
“We allow our customers to define when our solution needs to be delivered and enable them to embed it directly to their existing platform to create that engagement,” adds Venema. LiveSwitch’s solution also encompasses powerful analytics tools that help teachers gain a holistic view of student engagement metrics. All this makes the company a partner of choice for several learning management solution providers.



LiveSwitch recently collaborated with a nonprofit company called Soliya in Cairo, which provides virtual education solutions for students in regions with poor internet access. To bring such students to the mainstream education journey, the company has developed a solution primarily focused on the Egyptian and other Middle Eastern regions that struggle with real-time video streaming. LiveSwitch worked with the client, helping them embed its interactive video streaming solution into their learning management platform. Post collaboration, students had greater access to learning materials and uninterrupted real-time video streaming that provided them with an interactive and immersive learning experience. In addition, it offered them a roundtable-like expertise, where they could virtually interact with other students and teachers in real-time.


As a global leader in providing internet-based communications solutions, we develop a flexible live streaming product that bridges real-time video and in-person connections to build a transcendent interactive experience


LiveSwitch’s easily downloadable and flexible software development kit (SDK) allows clients to deploy its solution across various infrastructures—be it the cloud, on-premises, dedicated cloud, or content delivery network. Once implemented, the solution ensures that high-quality video streaming is easily integrated with clients’ workflow to provide students with a fully-immersive learning experience.

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LiveSwitch

Headquarters
Vancouver, BC and Raleigh, NC

Management
Jerod Venema, CEO

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LiveSwitch is a global leader in providing internet-based communications solutions. The company develops a flexible live streaming product that bridges real-time video and in-person connections to build a transcendent interactive experience. Students can easily collaborate with their peers and faculty in real-time—regardless of their location and learning context—by leveraging its streamlined platform-agnostic solution that can be embedded directly with any existing learning system.

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