Platzi is an online education company offering professional development courses in online marketing, web apps and interface design. According to founder Freddy Vega, "It’s our mission to create tools and content to inspire people to learn how to create the future of the web. We created a new teaching method based around live streaming classes, real time collaborative interaction with students, and the use of vzaar video platform after the live classes are done."
The team’s number one priority is accessibility, believing that everybody should have access to the tools and resources they need, "We believe that education should be online by default. We want to bring high quality education to everybody. vzaar lets us do that without any worries," Vega explains.
vzaar videos work across all devices, so we don’t need to worry about the technical issues. Everyone can access the videos no matter how they choose to view them.Freddy Vega Founder, Platzi
"Some of our students live in remote areas where only low speed connections are available. vzaar has a global CDN which means that our videos are streamed from servers closest to the viewer. It really speeds the whole process up."
"We also have a lot of students who only connect through tablets and phones because laptops are too expensive. vzaar videos work across all devices, so we don’t need to worry about the technical issues. Everyone can access the videos no matter how they choose to view them."
"We also love the ability to include different quality versions of each video. With dual encoding we can serve a HD rendition as well as an SD version. That way, our students with good Internet speed can get the best out of our classes, without excluding those students in flaky or remote locations," Vega concludes.